Well, Just Listed have launched a new website and first impressions are that it looks quite good. However, look under the bonnet and is is really just another Domain.com.au, and there are errors absolutely everywhere.
I was actually looking at a page and then all of the sudden it just started doing all of these weird things, even as I write this it is going off loading and stopping and scrolling down the page.
The Home page search box is a little confusing as it seems to list councils or areas – I am still not quite sure what it does! The listings are all from Domain.com.au and the layout of the search results is quite fine – actually good. You will notice that as soon as you want more information you are transported to Domain.com.au and there you will see the value for Domain.com.au. I think this takes away from its usefulness and unless users find this easier to use than Domain, I cannot see it lasting very long.
Server application errors are rife throughout the site and the mapping is not working, nor are a number of other links.
The right hand side gives you a number of options to refine and this is well done and is quite a good innovation.
They have also added a blog which has no content yet, but I am sure they will add articles in the coming weeks.
Again, this is just another example of something being rushed out. Maybe they just launched it as I was looking at the site and if so they will be up all night fixing the problems. I can give excuses for small companies making mistakes like this, but not larger ones.
All in all this does show potential, but again , if they only carry domain.com.au’s listings then why visit the site, why not just go to Domain.com.au? One reason may well be that once all the errors are corrected it will be quicker to find listings than on Domain.com.au
On the notice they do mention they are looking to add more functions shortly so we should be patient. I think the proof of its success will be the lift it gives Domains visitor numbers and we should see that occur by the end of next month.