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Newspapers Are Dying For A Lot Of Reasons, And Craigslist Is One Of Them

Newspapers Are Dying For A Lot Of Reasons, And Craigslist Is One Of Them

By Zach Walton August 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

Newspapers are dying. It’s an inevitable fact that the Internet has made print newspapers largely irrelevant. People think that the Internet has only robbed newspapers of their readers due to the medium’s ability to deliver news faster, but a new …

Hitwise Documents Huge Rise In Classifieds Traffic
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Don’t be surprised if the people behind Craigslist and other classifieds sites are secretly hoping for a repeat of the Great Depression.  New stats from Hitwise have arrived, and they show that Craigslist’s already-significant market share is increasing in such a way that it almost resembles a hockey stick.

eBay Branding its Classifieds
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eBay injects its brand name into its classifieds subsidiary Kijiji, which launched four years ago. Starting with two cities, the Kijiji name will change to eBay Classifieds.

AOL Rolls Out Classified Site
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AOL has entered into the classified market place with the launch of AOL Classifieds that allows users to search through local listings for every Zip Code in the U.S., as well as post their own ads for free.

AOL partnered with Oodle, which operates the largest network of classifieds services in the U.S. Users will have access to more than 40 million listings aggregated from more than 80,000 different sites.

Behavioral Targeting Rising In Online Classifieds
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Reaching the right customer with a classifieds placement may be the province of tighter behavioral targeting, rather than waiting for someone to search for what they want.

Oodle Scores MySpace Classifieds Deal
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No Craigslist or Kijiji for Rupert Murdoch’s social networking outpost, MySpace; it’s Oodle that landed the agreement to make over the classified section on the site.

Craigslist: Little Ads, $81 Million In Revenue
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The website devouring the classified industry could hit $100 million in revenue in 2009 with a couple of minor changes, with the old-line newspaper industry helplessly watching from the sidelines.

Kijiji Shows Solid Growth
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If, outside of this article, you haven’t heard of Kijiji, here’s betting you will.  According to new numbers from comScore, eBay’s Craigslist-like property has seen some pretty impressive increases in unique visitor stats.

Ola! Craigslist Goes Bilingual
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Spanish-language sites have been in Craiglist’s plans, and some of the online classified’s websites now have those sections online.

Oodle Grabs New York Post Deal
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The online classifieds at Rupert Murdoch’s Big Apple tabloid are getting a makeover, in an impressive little win for Oodle.

Kaango Enchants Two Yahoo HotJobs Partners

Although Hearst Corp and MediaNews Group are linchpins in Yahoo’s newspaper/online classified alliance, the two publishers have made an investment in online classified ad provider Kaango.

Yahoo Boosts Newspaper Group Membership

Seventeen more newspapers signed on with Yahoo to participate in its classifieds program where HotJobs provides the job listings.

Craigslist Lists New Job Posting Fees
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After deliberation in the Craigslist forums, the massively popular online classifieds site will begin imposing a fee on job postings in a quartet of new markets.

Topix.net, Tribune Partner On Classifieds
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Topix.net, a local search news Web site has partnered with Tribune Interactive to run their online classifieds for general merchandising advertising. The general merchandise classifieds will launch in February starting with the baltimoresun.com and will be available on all 12 Tribune Interactive sites by the end of May.

Oodle Tracking Pricing Data for Online Classifieds

Oodle will today announce the launch of the Oodle Index, a real-time pricing guide for online classified listings.

Yahoo Hires Newspaper Pro To Run Classifieds

Looking to consolidate its listings services while horning in a bit on Craigslist’s local classifieds business, Yahoo! has hired former Knight Ridder executive Hillary Schneider to head up the company’s new Yahoo! Marketplaces unit.

Monster Does Classifieds Deal In Philly

The Philly.com website run by the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News will have its recruitment site run by online job board Monster.com.