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									LiveAuctioneers Unveils Sleek New Design Theme In Q2, Reports Significant Increase
In Mobile Use

LiveAuctioneers’ second quarter of 2013 was a period marked by significant growth
in mobile and tablet use. As compared to Q2 2012, there was a 49.89% increase in
mobile visits to LiveAuctioneers.com, while visits through tablets jumped more than
64%.

New York, NY, August 05, 2013 -- LiveAuctioneers, a Manhattan-based company that
provides Internet live bidding services to more than 1,800 auction houses worldwide,
entered its second decade of operation in Q1 2013 with a substantial increase in both
international auction-house clients and new users outside the United States. During the
second quarter, the firm unveiled a stylish redesign of its website that CEO Julian R.
Ellison described as “smart and modern – right in step with our technology.”

The website’s new theme is spare and generously visual, with a homepage that offers
visitors the option of viewing upcoming auctions in a grid-like format with four auctions
displayed per horizontal line, or in the traditional LiveAuctioneers style that features one
auction with five relevant highlight images per horizontal line. According to Ellison, this
is just one example of the many changes LiveAuctioneers has implemented recently in
direct response to feedback received from auctioneers and bidders.

“Our website redesign continues to evolve. We want to make LiveAuctioneers not
only a place where bidders can enjoy browsing online catalogs and bidding live via the
Internet but also a destination for useful information presented as they prefer to view it.
That’s why we’ve placed such an emphasis on listening to input from those who
rely on our services – the bidders and the auction houses,” Ellison said.

All bidder activities are now aggregated on a freshly designed bidder dashboard. At that
location, a logged-in LiveAuctioneers user can check their inbox, view all saved items
from future sales, manage their profile and auction alerts; and monitor approvals to bid
online in upcoming auctions. They can also contact an auction house to pay for a recent
auction purchase and even estimate shipping costs. Another valuable dashboard tool
connects to an archive of past online purchases that the user can view chronologically
with a single mouse click. The auction-purchase archive provides a valuable record of
when the user made each of their purchases, for how much, and from which auction
house.

LiveAuctioneers’ second quarter of 2013 was a period marked by significant growth
in mobile and tablet use. As compared to Q2 2012, there was a 49.89% increase in
mobile visits to LiveAuctioneers.com, while visits through tablets jumped more than
64%. The average mobile visitor remained on the site 6.49% longer than in the
comparable quarter of 2012.

Statistics indicated steady growth in many other key areas during Q2. Page views were
up 6.98% as compared to Q2 2012, rising from 77,240,751 to 82,631,295. The number of
overall visits to the site grew by 2.68% to 8,991,156; and the number of unique visitors
rose 1.40% to 4,836,332. The average time spent on the site per visit increased nearly
10% over the comparable quarter of 2012.

“As these figures show, LiveAuctioneers has maintained a solid pattern of growth that
has not wavered since the company was launched more than 10 years ago. We’re
expecting a very busy fall and winter auction season, which should bring with it a surge
of new-bidder sign-ups,” said Ellison.

Click to view a video that shows an auction in progress through the LiveAuctioneers
bidding platform: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD7aSvcHjxw

To contact LiveAuctioneers, email info@liveauctioneers.com.

Online: www.LiveAuctioneers.com

Contact: Catherine Saunders-Watson LiveAuctioneers 220 12th Ave., New York, NY
10001 917-382-5154 catherine.watson@liveauctioneers.com
http://www.liveauctioneers.com

								
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