AOL’s Patch.com doing classifieds? Patch says no, we say yes by Sharon Hill in Marketplace, Real Estate, Recruitment 22 Jan 2013 In a perusal of about 100 local Patch.com sites we found real estate, rental and job ads, or listings that began as editorial copy and ended up as links to listings. We asked a Patch spokesperson if Patch was doing classifieds. We were told no. Our own perusal tells us otherwise, as do our conversations with others affiliated with the site in one way or the other. More importantly, we found a w This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share SearchStrategy Sharon Hill Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.