Tag: Strategy


Simplify the listing process with automatic categorization

Simplify the listing process with automatic categorization

Getting the categorization of your new listings right, is key to a good search experience. Nothing is as frustrating as a non-focused search result and that's why many classified players allocate manpower to check, among others, that users had selected the right categories for their products and services during the listing procedure. But, this important element of content-quality monitoring can


New PT president denies Sapo Classifieds sale

New PT president denies Sapo Classifieds sale

Is telecom group Altice SA, owner after a €7.4 billion ($8.1 billion U.S.) merger with Portugal Telecom SGPS (PT), considering the disinvestment of PT's classifieds subsidiary Sapo, or not? Two months after our report of the rumor (here) that Altice might be looking for a buyer for PT's leadin


U.K. budget hits landlords, boosts home builders

U.K. budget hits landlords, boosts home builders

Last week the Bank of England warned the boom in the buy-to-let market posed a risk to the financial stability of the country, driving up house prices and reducing the supply of homes available for first-time buyers. In an attempt to stabilize the economic risk posed by investors streaming into the buy-to-let market, Chancellor George Osborne announced last week, that he will reduce mortgage ta


Avito also most-visited auto site in Russia

Avito also most-visited auto site in Russia

Avito.ru, Russia's leading general classifieds site, released web traffic statistics for its auto segment of the site, which confirmed that it is also the most-visited auto classifieds site in the country.

Avito has long been competing against verticals with its segments, particularly its auto and real estate segments. But, the company never released statistics by se


Russia’s Rambler hires ex-CEO of Am.ru

Russia’s Rambler hires ex-CEO of Am.ru

Russian media major Rambler&Co hired Oleg Golubtsov, former CEO and founder of auto classifieds platform Am.ru, to lead its auto services division. Golubtsov will apply his knowledge of the market to develop the auto offerings of the Rambler platform, which include classifieds site AutoRambler.ru and new-vehicle site Quto.ru


Avito launches contextual ad platform

Avito launches contextual ad platform

Following in the footsteps of U.S. marketplace Amazon, Russia's general classifieds leader Avito.ru launched its own contextual advertising platform. The Avito.ru site now has a dedicated, contextual ad-services section, that offers to advertise online retailers with links to their products. Once a retailer has signed up, his ads appear in the search resu


Yandex.Jobs focuses its app on blue-collar jobs

Yandex.Jobs focuses its app on blue-collar jobs

Russian Internet search giant Yandex relaunched the app of its job site Yandex.Rabota (Yandex.Jobs). The new app has a more user-friendly interface, and a streamlined application process for low-paid vacancies. The original app was launched in 2010. The relaunched app follows a relatively new trend on the Russian market, namely to remove the need to submit resumes for low-skilled jobs, such as