Craigslist Articles

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.

Craigslist Replaces MySpace As Top Search Term

When the going gets tough, it’s possible that the tough go to Craigslist.  A fresh report from Hitwise indicates that searchers have become extremely interested in the site, actually putting it ahead of MySpace and establishing it as the top U.S. search term for the middle of March.

Sheriff Seeks Craigslist Erotic Services Ban
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An Illinois sheriff wants Craigslist to stop making it so easy to catch prostitutes. Apparently it just gives him a lot more work than he can handle.
Craigslist Lawsuit

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.

eBay Pledges Not to Sell Inaugural Tickets
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eBay is saying "yes you can’t" to would be sellers wanting to scalp tickets on the site to President -elect Barack Obama’s inauguration on January 20.

eBay reached the decision after meeting with officials from the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), head of the committee said earlier this week she was writing both eBay and Craigslist asking the Web sites not to sell any inauguration tickets.

Senator Asks eBay Not To Sell Inauguration Tickets

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is working on a bill that would make it illegal to sell tickets to President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony.

Feinstein is also writing to eBay and Craigslist asking the Web sites not to sell any scalped inauguration tickets.

Feinstein’s bill would charge those caught selling the tickets with a misdemeanor and a fine.  The Senate meets next week for a lame-duck session where the bill could be introduced.

Craigslist Bandit Nabbed
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It seems like human nature to root for a guy who pulls off the perfect heist—heck, who didn’t love Oceans 11, Bandits, or the Italian Job? Maybe the Craigslist Bandit spent too much time planning his bank robbery and not enough time watching all the creative ways Hollywood cops get DNA evidence.

A little CSI goes a long way, and Anthony Curcio would have known not to leave his tobacco-spittoon out where the cops could get it. Yeah, tobacco-spittoon, which sort of drains the bradpittian glamour right out, doesn’t it?

Craigslist To Get Tough On Sex Ads
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Craigslist said today it is implementing new measures, in partnership with state law enforcement and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), to prevent its online classifieds from being used for prostitution, child exploitation, and other illegal activity.

The measures are part of an agreement between Craigslist, NCMEC, and attorneys general of more than 40 states. The move was spearheaded by Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal.

Digital Marketing and ROI – The Rules Rewritten

All media is now digital. Holdouts which have not yet converted are desperately trying to figure out how to make the transition happen. As of February 2009, television signals will only be broadcast digitally; a leap necessitated by the immutable laws of physics, economics and government.

Windows Live Expo Goes Offline

I am not sure where I have been for the past two years, but today is the first time I have heard about Windows Live Expo – today is also the day I heard about its scheduled demise.

Apparently this classified ad platform was considered to be a major threat for Craigslist, and this month, on July 31, Microsoft will pull the plug and the classified service launched back in February of 2006.

Zawodny Joining Craigslist In July

Last week Yahoo’s MySQL guru, Jeremy Zawodny announced he would be leaving the company.

Today on his blog Zawodny revealed that he would be moving on to Craigslist. He said he was contacted via email by Craigslist CTO, Eric Scheide who said they were searching for someone with MySQL experience.

Wal-Mart Launches Online Classified Service

Wal-Mart has partnered with classified Web site Oodle.com to launch free classified ads on Walmart.com. The service is currently in beta.

Aftermath Of A Craigslist Scam

The two posts on this blog with the most staying power, drawing comments week in and week out, come from an experience with Craigslist.

Craigslist Files Countersuit Against eBay
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Last month online auction site eBay sued online classified site Craigslist alleging that the company had reduced eBay’s 25 percent stake in Craigslist through reorganization and now Craigslist is countersuing eBay.

eBay, Craigslist Fighting Over Kijiji Competition
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eBay publicized the complaint it recently filed against Craigslist in Delaware’s Couty of Chancery. It’s all about the lucrative listings market.

Why Is eBay Ticked Off At Craigslist?
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With eBay throwing down the legal gauntlet over alleged dilution of its stake in the listings site, speculation abounds over the reason why.

eBay’s Lawsuit Against Craigslist

I know you’re getting bored with all the other Internet marketing intrigues out there, so here’s a new one: eBay is suing craigslist. Tantalizing, isn’t it?

Craigslist Responds To eBay Complaint

After eBay filed a lawsuit against Craigslist over alleged manipulation of eBay’s stake in the classifieds site, Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster responded on the site’s blog.

eBay Accuses Craigslist Of Shareholder Tricks

A lawsuit filed in Delaware’s Court of Chancery takes Craigslist to task, as minority shareholder eBay complained of actions by the classifieds site.

Scammers Target Craigslist Realtor
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Newspaper classifieds have a friend in scammers. Though hemorrhaging sales to Craigslist, fraudulent posters there may drive legitimate businesspeople back to where they’ve done business for decades.

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