U.K. classifieds traffic up 15 percent

25 May 2009

Hitwise figures show traffic to U.K. classifieds sites increased by 15 percent over the last 12 months, which Hitwise analysts suggest is due to consumers responding to the economic downturn by selling off second-hand goods.

Online classifieds in the U.K. were not doing quite as well as in the U.S., where classified sites have seen traffic rise up to 84 percent. But U.K. sites such

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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.