Ireland

Irish online classifieds lose ad market share

The latest figures from IAB Ireland show that online classifieds are effectively treading water in 2014 by maintaining their 2013 advertising revenue level of circa €28 million ($35 million U.S.). But, online classifieds may well lose market share in 2014. Total online advertising spend soared by 40 percent in the first half of 2014, largely thanks to mobile, which now accounts for one in three...

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DoneDeal.ie named most visited Irish-owned site

DoneDeal.ie, the No. 1 Irish general classifieds site, is now the country’s top Irish-run site. According to comScore figures for September, the site, which has been owned by Norway’s Schibsted Media Group since 2011, attracted 850,000 unique visitors, placing it above any other Irish-based site. That places it only behind Google, MSN, Yahoo and Facebook. Speaking on the company’s...

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Communicorp buys Buy&Sell from liquidator

Ireland’s Communicorp Group, operator of a portfolio of media and radio assets in Ireland, Europe and Jordan, acquired classifieds platform Buy&Sell (here) from its liquidator for an undisclosed sum. Buy&Sell isn’t a general classifieds site in the sense that it accepts listings for free. It charges €3 per listing of 3-month duration, which is equal to $4 U.S.. There are...

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Irish portals butt heads

Within days of each other Daft.ie and MyHome.ie have announced Local Property Tax calculators to help potential home buyers calculate the market value of properties and their tax liability based on factors including the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. The move is partly in response to widely voiced criticisms of the government’s own Revenue.ie calculator but also seems to be the latest...

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Findajob.ie launches revamped jobs portal

Published October 11, 2011 Yearning for a new beginning? Want to get your career on track? Welcome to Findajob.ie a high–tech, successful method to fast track your dream career. Independent Digital is delighted to announce the launch of their new and exciting online jobs portal, Findajob.ie. Findajob.ie launched in conjunction with the market leading online recruiter in Europe and technology...

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Schibsted acquires majority in leading Irish online classifieds site

Published September 30, 2011 Press release: Schibsted acquires majority in leading Irish online classifieds site Schibsted Media Group has agreed to acquire 50.09 per cent of DoneDeal.ie, the leading online classifieds site for cars and generalist in the private market in Ireland. DoneDeal.ie had revenues of around EUR 2 million in the first half of 2011. This was a growth of approx 70 per...

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