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Entries Tagged as 'Online classifieds'

The newsagent role in replacing the Trading Post

November 4th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Melbourne Trader, the first Trading Post replacement, distributed with the Melbourne Observer, hit the streets a week ago.  Former Managing Director of The Age, Stuart Simson is talking up his plans to launch Trading Mart into the classifieds space. Outside of a common cover price, the two offers are quite different.  The Observer offer is […]

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Newspapers slow to compete with online

September 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The CEO of carsales.com.au was on ABC TV on the weekend saying that newspapers have been slow to compete with them. People who have been reading this blog for more than a couple of years will know that I developed Find It as a newsagent connected online classifieds place.  I closed Find It due to […]

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Google, Australian newspapers fighting

July 28th, 2009 · 18 Comments

GOOGLE is facing the greatest challenge yet to its might in Australia as two of its largest media customers threaten to pull their business over the internet company’s decision to enter the real estate listings market. This is the opening paragraph of a story from the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday.  The opening paragraph could easily […]

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Online classified growth doubles

May 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

The Pew Center in the US released a report overnight which shows how the free online classified advertising opportunities such as Craigslist, are impacting paid claissified advertising in newspapers. The number of online adults who have used online classified ads has more than doubled in the past four years. Almost half (49%) of internet users […]

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Pay for online, get print free

September 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Scott Karp blogs that the New York Times website has an offer – advertise online and they will throw in a free print version of the ad. Talk about role reversal! 0 likes

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Wal-Mart launches free classifieds

June 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Wal-Mart has launched a free classified ad service at its website, walmart.com.  We tried a similar service with newsagents (FindIt) but could not gain sufficient traction.  This is a good move by Wal-Mart. 0 likes

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Announcement

March 20th, 2008 · 5 Comments

I have announced this morning the sale of the Find It free online classifieds website for an undisclosed sum. While Find It attracted more than 20,000 advertisements, less than half of 1% of these were placed newsagents – even though such ads (including business listings) were free. Without newsagent support, the Find It model could […]

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Newsagents ignore online classifieds

October 7th, 2007 · No Comments

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Yahoo!7 free online classified push

September 21st, 2007 · No Comments

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Trading Post options

September 19th, 2007 · 3 Comments

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Media companies back free online classifieds site

September 18th, 2007 · 2 Comments

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Find It online classifieds

September 14th, 2007 · No Comments

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Shifting car ads online

September 4th, 2007 · 1 Comment

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Trading Post masthead written down

August 10th, 2007 · 2 Comments

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Incomplete reporting by Fairfax

July 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment

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Why stop at the Trading Post and Google ACCC?

July 13th, 2007 · No Comments

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Online classifieds and newsagents

July 10th, 2007 · No Comments

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eBay online classified pitch

July 8th, 2007 · 1 Comment

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202 garage sale ads

July 5th, 2007 · No Comments

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eBay launches classifieds in the US

July 4th, 2007 · No Comments

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Carsales shuns competition

June 29th, 2007 · No Comments

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Find It online classifieds surge

June 20th, 2007 · No Comments

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Trading Post for sale?

June 17th, 2007 · 5 Comments

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Find It passes 10,000 vehicle ads

June 7th, 2007 · No Comments

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Find It online classifieds progress

June 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

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