Market statistics

Tough traffic numbers for Blocket verticals

The Kia Index which measures web and mobile traffic in Sweden gave Schibsted owned Blocket some tough numbers both for its job vertical and for its real estate vertical for week 33. Schibsted and Blocket published for the first time the number the visits to its property site Blocket Bostad: 586,000. The number was somewhat disappointing since staff members earlier had talked about 700,000...

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Avito to start charging for job ads

Starting from the 18th of August, Russia’s general classifieds leader Avito is charging a fee for new listings in the job section of the site. According to Vladimir Korizky, head of Avito Jobs, the new system is expected to improve both the quality of the job listings and the response of job seekers, who are likely to trust these vacancy posts to a greater degree. The new system had...

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Ad tech specialist Dmitry Shkolnikov joins Avito from Mail.Ru

Russia’s general classifieds major Avito has hired Dmitry Shkolnikov to drive the company’s advertising reach. The advertising technologies specialist is expected to strengthen Avito’s recent move into contextual ads. Shkolnikov was a project manager at Russian Internet giant Mail.Ru Group previously, where he helped integrate operations with partners, worked on boosting web...

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Alibaba shows strong revenue growth

Moody’s Investors Service says that Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s results for April-June 2015 — the first quarter of its 2016 fiscal year — support the company’s A1 issuer and senior unsecured debt ratings, and the stable outlook on the ratings. “Alibaba’s consistently strong revenue growth is in line with Moody’s expectations, and reflects the...

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Rightmove grows revenue and market share

In the first six months of the current financial year Rightmove, the U.K.’s largest real estate site, grabbed market share from its competitors with the strong financial performance summarized below. Revenue grew to £93.1 million ($145.4 million U.S.) from £80.4 million (+16 percent on the previous year), driven by growth in spend on additional advertising products and packages, as well...

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In Turkey marketplaces grow faster than total ecommerce

According to the 2015 edition of the research report “Size of the e-commerce market in Turkey”, the ecommerce market grew 35 percent in 2014 to 18.9 billion TL ($6.9 billion U.S.). The report was published the first time in 2014 by the Turkish IT Foundation (Tubisad). With revenue growth of 62 percent, the sub-section online marketplaces grew the fastest of all sub-sections of ecommerce...

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