Craigslist Articles

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.

Sellers Drop Military Gear On eBay, Craigslist
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Items stolen from the military ended up being fenced through sales online, as GAO investigators handed a House Subcommittee a laundry list of sensitive items they purchased.

Internet The Way For Restaurant Seller

Frustrated after five years of less than stellar sales, the owner of an Italian eatery decided Craigslist and eBay would be the best place to sell off the business.

Craigslist Blogs, And They Aren’t Happy
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Mouthy state attorney generals and music-blaring competitors made an appearance in the new Craigslist blog.

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.

Fake Craigslist Ads Placed To Cover Burglary
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Fake ads on Craigslist inviting people to take anything they wanted from an Oregon mans home were not pranks but part of a plan to cover up a burglary.

Phony Craigslist Ad Leads To Looting Of Home
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A Jacksonville, Oregon man received an unpleasant surprise Saturday after a pair of bogus ads on Craigslist appeared stating his belongings were free for the taking.

Craigslist Successfully Defends Against Chicago Lawsuit
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A 2006 lawsuit by the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights against Craigslist over real estate postings containing discriminatory language failed to establish the classifieds site’s liability.

Craigslist CEO Says U.S. Newspapers Are Biased
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Craigslist chief executive Jim Buckmaster says that U.S. newspapers are purposely writing negative stores about the online classified site.

Craigslist Making Gains In Classified Market Share
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Traffic to classified advertising site Craigslist has steadily increased over the past year. Hitwise has an interesting analysis about the sites growth.

U.S. visits to Craigslist were up 93 percent year over year last week and in the Hitwise Classifieds category Craiglist properties, grew 137 percent. The site ranked #23 last week based on share of U.S. Internet visits, up two spots from a month ago and six spots from three months ago.

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.

Woman Charged For Craigslist Killer Ad
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A Michigan woman has been charged with using classified advertising Web site Craigslist to hire a contract killer to murder a romantic rival.

The job title was listed as "freelance" and offered $5,000. Investigators say Ann Marie Linscott posted two ads on the site in November and had three responses from people who thought it was an ad for a freelance writer.

McClatchy Ad Revenue Down Double Digits

The executives at The McClatchy Company, which owns major newspapers across the US like The Miami Herald, The Lexington Herald Leader, and the Charlotte Observer, didn’t utter the names of their digital demons in their latest earnings report. But it’s funny sometimes how there’s a defining echo between the lines.

Sometimes Search Is Better Than The Cops

One good way to take a bite out of cyber-crime is to report scammers to Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask, and the other search engines. How do you do that? By blogging about the details.

Kijiji Attempts to Take On Craigslist

The New York Times recently reported a story about Kijiji’s attempt to take on Craigslist. Though Kijiji has some decent traction globally, it had been an unknown in the US. Is that about to change?

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.

PubCon – Craigslist’s Newmark Speaks

WebmasterWorld Pubcon opened up today with opening remarks from Brett Tabke and a keynote presentation by Craig Newmark of craigslist.

PubCon: Craigslist Founder Opens Up For Keynote

By now, just about everybody’s heard of Craigslist. The classified advertising industry most definitely has. Though now a household name, founder Craig Newmark reminded listeners to his keynote address at PubCon in Las Vegas that his web-phenom had the humblest of beginnings.

Watch Out for Craigslist Scams!
Consider this post a public service. Two people who I know well were getting close to caught up in a real estate scam on Craigslist, and in the extended entries I’m including the correspondence.

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