Traffic to classified ad sites up 90 percent in “Craigslist Cities” by Brian Blum in Marketplace 03 Apr 2009 U.S. online traffic to classified ad Web sites increased 84 percent in February compared with a year ago, according to a new report from Hitwise. The increase from December 2008 to February 2009 was 28 percent. The biggest catalyst to this growth was Craigslist. Hit This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share Strategy Brian Blum Brian Blum covers the U.S., Canada and Israel for Classified Intelligence Report, and contributes to our special reports and research projects. Originally from San Francisco and now based in Jerusalem, he has been with the AIM Group since 2004. He is the president of Blum Interactive Media, specializing in writing and multimedia content development for online, print, video and audio. His clients include newspapers, universities and non-profits. He is currently working on a book about the billion-dollar bankruptcy of a once high-flying Israeli startup.