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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.

Hitwise Gives Mahalo Search Share Update

Everyone knows that, when a graph’s vertical axis goes to 100, whatever is plotted on it will look very different than if that axis went to 1,000.  So here’s Mahalo’s good news/bad news situation: a certain diagram makes its growth look astounding, yet it’s still leagues behind Google, Yahoo, and even Ask.

“One Laptop Per Child” A Trendy Search Term

Due to its charitable goals, the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project deserves a thumbs up.  But due to higher-than-planned prices and mixed reactions from would-be recipients, I wasn’t sure that it would get – issues of “deserve” aside – much money.  Turns out it is, at least, receiving a lot of traffic.