Tag: Craigslist



Canadians can monitor Kijiji, Craigslist and Backpage all from one site

Canadians now have a new tool that makes it easier to stay on top of the top three general classifieds websites in the country. iSiteWatch lets you enter in search criteria (or “watchers” as the site calls it) for Kijiji, Craigslist and Backpage. iSiteWatch then updates you whenever results come in matching your keywords. iSiteWatch is not a bi


Sellers’ top-choice online marketplaces

Sellers’ top-choice online marketplaces

In an EcommerceBytes survey of more than 7,200 online sellers, 16 marketplaces were rated for the profit each brought the seller, the site's customer service and communication, and whether the seller would recommend the marketplace to others. Amazon took top honors,  though second-place Ruby Lane was the seller favorite in the areas of cu


Vendalism, Rumgr: new launch, new funds

Vendalism, Rumgr: new launch, new funds

By Sharon Hill New classified sites, some designed to compete with Craigslist - what we call YACLWs, for Yet Another Craigslist Wannabe - crop up nearly every day.  The two we chose to review today look pretty darn good. This content is available free to Classified Intelligence Report clients. 


Yet another ‘Aw, I’m just Craig’ q-and-a

By Peter Zollman We’ve got a category at the AIM Group we call YACLWs --- “yet another Craigslist wannabe.” Today we’re officially adding a new category: “Yet another ‘Aw shucks, I’m just little ole me, Craig Newmark’ interviews.” This week’s offender is Inman News, a site we generally admire tremendously. Yet the ridiculous, for-no-apparent-reason Craig Newmark interview this w



Craigslist: Be safe, meet at police station …

For years, the recommendation about Craigslist, Backpage and other free-classified sites has always been, “Do your transactions in a safe place.” Now comes an invitation to buy and sell at the safest place of all: a police station. After a rash of Craigslist-related robberies, Milwaukee police officer Lisa Saffold yesterday said that people who want to buy or sell on Craigslist can meet at police



Price increases lead to escort-ad revenue gains

Thanks to price hikes, Backpage.com increased its prostitution advertising revenue by 25.6 percent in December to $2.6 million, up from $2.1 million in November, and set a monthly revenue record. Revenue growth at Backpage led to a record-setting performance for combined revenue at five websites carrying escort and body-rub services in 23 U.S. cities. The five sites generated an esti


Classified idea sharing via LinkedIN

Classified idea sharing via LinkedIN

By Sharon Hill If you're running short of ideas, hitting walls in trying to grow revenue and wanting to hear from others how they've thrived, you might consider joining or even starting a LinkedIN Group. Media trade associations have tried their online forums, though seldom successfully... This content is available free to Classified Int


Craigslist ghosting: now you see it, now they don’t

Craigslist ghosting: now you see it, now they don’t

By Sharon Hill Most classified advertisers know well that multiple posts of the same listings to Craigslist can lead to the ad's being removed, and can even lead to an IP block. What many may not know is that Craigslist practices a technique called ghosting... This content is available free to Classified Intelligence Report clients. 



November prostitution-ad revenue higher than year ago

November revenue from prostitution advertising in 23 U.S. cities increased 18.7 percent to $3 million compared with the same month in 2010, but the total was down 3.1 percent compared with the previous month. Even Backpage.com, owned by Village Voice Media, saw a dip in escort and body-rub advertising in November to $2.1 million, down 1.6 percent from a record high $2.14 million in October, acco


LundList Classifieds: handy tools, poor oversight and functionality

LundList Classifieds: handy tools, poor oversight and functionality

By Sharon Hill The new Las Vegas, Nevada-based Lund List Classifieds has several things to recommend it - features that differentiate it from the typical YACLW. Unfortunately, many features are not working, or at least not working this morning when we tried to use them. We also found a really offensive ad which, given the scarcity of ads in the system, should have been discover



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