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Used-goods trade slowing down in Sweden

Another classified site, Blocket in Sweden, reported a relative slowdown in trade with used goods. Earlier this year Swiss c-to-c and b-to-c site Ricardo reported a stagnating market for c-to-c trade (here). The spring season was very strong in Sweden, and placed used-goods trading on a positive trend (growth of 3.2 percent in the first half of 2014 from the same period in 2013). But, that was...

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The (entire) German story in 4 charts

The Israeli web audience site SimilarWeb.com has always been a “job in progress” since its launch in January last year. But, since February this year – when Naspers pumped capital in – it has really been rocking. From May to now the staff doubled from 33 to 68 people, with a low bounce rate of only 6.5 percent (according to the site!), and those who didn’t bounce...

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DealerRater gives online-review tips

In the Driving Employee Engagement with Reviews Webinar hosted by Dealer Communications, DealerRater director of sales Ray Alther offered statistics and guidance about online reviews that are as meaningful for classified and marketplace publishers as they are for auto dealers. This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a client? Click...

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Dubizzle releases UAE classified market trend reports

Dubizzle.com published real estate and auto classified ads market trend reports for 2013 in the UAE. The used car classified ads market trend report includes information about cars advertised, the top three most advertised brands, top searched brands, most popular colors, number of ads according to body type, number of people who inquired, number of ads viewed and most advertised car...

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Mexican sellers compare home prices

With the price of similar properties varying up to 131 percent in Mexico City, consumers in the region tend to compare homes or apartments online before posting their property for sale, according to a private study of the industry. The practice is common among homeowners, and online classifieds site Vivanuncios found (article in Spanish) that about 40 percent of Mexicans who want to sell a...

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Rebranding of Aprod.hu into Olx.hu ‘on the right track’

The recent switch of the site name Aprod.hu to Olx.hu was successful, according to the owner company Naspers/Allegro Group. “As of yesterday, visits, page views and the number of new ads posted are back at the levels we saw on the best days of Aprod.hu,” said Peter Dobra, classifieds business line director at Allegro Group, a subsidiary of Naspers… This content is available to Classified...

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