Gomez Advisors, whose critiques and rankings of Web sites have been widely cited as the Internet economy emerges, is under fire from a firm that got a middling grade in a recent ranking of homebuying sites.

HomeSeekers.com Inc. of Reno claimed last week that the recent Gomez survey, in which it was ranked ninth of 20, was fraught with errors, misrepresentations, and selective omissions. The survey — which ranks homebuying sites by ease of use, customer confidence, on-site resources, and relationship services, as well as offering an overall score — was released April 19. It gave HomeSeekers.com an overall score of 4.74. The highest score, 6.53, went to Realtor.com.

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