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U.K. online classifieds to break £1-bn barrier in 2015

New forecasts by the Advertising Association (Adassoc) and Warc suggest the turnover of U.K. online classifieds will, for the first time, top one billion pound sterling this year ($1.5 billion U.S.). At that level, growth in digital classifieds revenue will offset declines in print classifieds revenue on a year-on-year basis. Last year British online classifieds were worth £992 million ($1.5...

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Zillow taking on ListHub, as expected

Even Realtor.com expected this move – demanding, and getting,  a court order temporarily preventing Errol Samuelson, its former president, now Zillow chief industry development officer, from participating in any ListHub-like ventures. That injunction expired December 30, and Zillow wasted no time preparing and touting its listing-management competitor.  Trulia, about to be acquired...

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When penguins turn into audience eaters…

We want to draw the attention of site operators to this and this blog post on audience stats site SimilarWeb.com about Google’s anti-spam tools, and specifically the recently introduced and updated Penguin 3.0, which can (if your site carries “spam-suspect” links) hit your visitor stats quite dramatically. If, on the other hand, Google’s Penguin likes your links, your...

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LeBonCoin saw €144 million revenue last 12 months — CEO Olivier Aisac

blackjack games LeBonCoin is a solid market leader with good growth prospects, CEO Olivier Aisac said at a recent strategy update of Schibsted Classified Media, which currently has a portfolio of 43 sites in 34 countries… This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a...

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Allegro’s impressive activity stats for H1

Naspers’ Allegro published its activity statistics for the first half of 2014 for Poland. According to Allegro, more than 290 million listings were added to the platform in that period – 21 percent more than a year ago. The site also attracted one million new users. According to the company, every minute on Allegro 623 items were sold, 347 transactions concluded and 201 new buyers entered...

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Australia classified ads expenditure up 22.8 pct

Classifieds lead online advertising expenditure growth for the three months to 30 September, says the latest report by the Interactive Advertising Bureau Australia. Classified advertising was worth A$237.9 million (US$203.57 million) for Q3. This is 4.4 percent up on the previous quarter and 22.8 percent up YoY. Classifieds now constitute 20.2 percent of total digital expenditure over...

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