Craigslist

New Facebook Product Ads bigger worry for competitors than Groups

The just-revealed Facebook Product Ads, as with its other Facebook moves to marketplace such as its new big-data Atlas ad-network effort , should be of much more concern to classified and marketplace publishers than what the social giant is doing with Facebook groups. This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a client? Click...

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Facebook goes live with ‘Buy-and-Sell’

It’s no surprise to us or our clients, but Facebook has finally formalized its buy and sell features for groups. The announcement yesterday showed screens in local markets with “Sell” and “Post” buttons. Facebook corporate never mentioned the word “Craigslist” in its news release, but it’s clear from the sites that were briefed in advance that this is being positioned as an attack...

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CPro offers slick mobile Craigslist search

Escargot Studios, LLC, creators of Craigslist Pro (CPro), describe it as the best mobile app to search Craigslist. While it’s quite easy to use, with many handy features,  we’re not sure it rises to the level of best. To its credit, it is available for both IOS and Android. This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a...

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Groupon self-gifting suggests revenue idea for classified marketplaces

Groupon, in a clever attempt to generate sales, named today, December 11, as self-gifting day. It’s basically a ploy to get us to spend money on ourselves, along with buying holiday gifts. But it got us to thinking: Wouldn’t it be smart – and surely revenue-producing –  if Groupon or any classified publisher or online marketplace set up This content is available to...

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Craigslist challenged for recalled-item ads – UPDATE

Following a U.S.-wide ABC News undercover investigation of the illegal sale of recalled items, Good Morning America and ABC News broadcast that Craigslist, unlike Amazon and EBay, is allowing the sale of potentially-dangerous recalled items.  The AIM Group, in doing its own limited investigation, came to a slightly different conclusion. This content is available to Classified Intelligence...

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Craigslist suffers denial of service attack

While some servers still have to clean out their cache to get Craigslist.com up and running again, its Sunday Nov. 23 denial of service attack seems to be over. According to TheNextWeb (TNW), Sunday-evening Craigslist visitors were redirected to  a site called Digital Gangster as a result of the DNS hijack. Ironically, Digital Gangster wasn’t ready to cope with the immense volume and it...

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