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17 January 2005

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Tom Boyle

Craigslist is an interesting website, and they clearly have increased their number of locations considerably. But their greatest deficiency is that they don't provide category specific forms for posting ads. As a result, the ads on Craigslist are often times incomplete. More importantly, they are unsearchable. One company, ZiXXo has solved this deficiency and they are just launching in 100+ US cities (sorry no London yet). There's a ton of additional information on their Media site: www.zixxo.com/media

Neville Hobson

Thanks for that, Tom.

Just still on Craigslist, the Financial Time had an interesting feature yesterday about Craig Newmark:

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/570ac0e8-69bf-11d9-81e7-00000e2511c8.html

Paid sub access only, unfortunately, but if you're a subscriber, it's worth a read.

One snippet from the article:

> In terms of revenue, Craigslist is small. It makes money by charging employers in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles a small fee to post jobs, usually between $25 and $75. This generates between $7m and $10m in annual revenue for the company. By comparison, the total revenue at Monster.com, another classified advertising site, was more than $679m in 2003. "We don't charge for anything unless it improves service for all concerned. We don't charge individuals," says [Jim] Buckmaster [CEO]. However, this low-key approach unintentionally siphons off as much as $65m in jobs-listings revenues a year from newspapers in the Bay Area, according to US consultancy Classified Intelligence. <

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