Craigslist

Craigslist turns 20, sets revenue record – but problems loom

Craigslist turns 20, sets revenue record – but problems loom ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Craigslist will generate about $381 million in revenue and more than $300 million in profits during 2015, according to a new report. But as the site marks its 20th anniversary, it faces serious new competition and a major security problem. “Craigslist has a great past, and it’s still a terrific site...

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Smart new YACLWs go live

The following new marketplaces go well beyond Craigslist’s stodgy format. Both compare themselves to that classified behemoth, however, so we’re calling them YACLWs – our term for Yet Another Craigslist Wannabe. This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a client? Click...

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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 here. ...

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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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