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Top 5 Most Interesting Classifieds Startups

Craigslist has the classifieds game all tied up right? Wrong. New classifieds startups are popping up all the time – here we review the top 5 most interesting.

1. DAYPE

According to Quantcast, a well-known audience-insights service used by Digg, MTV Networks, Time, Inc., Bloomberg, WordPress ,and NBC (to name just a few), Daype is at the top of the startup list. Since its beta launched in August 2008, Daype has rapidly expanded, now netting 150,000 page views per month. more…

Online Resumes And Portfolios – What’s Right for You?

Job hunting is hard. Right now, it seems as if everybody and their dog is searching through the job classifieds, meaning that employers can be extra choosy about new hires. So how can you stand out from the crowd?

One way is by keeping things simple. Employers are regular people, just like you and me. They have work commitments, family commitments, and half a dozen other things besides. Keeping your cover letter and any supporting material short, simple, and easy-to-read cuts down on the amount of time an employer needs to spend – and helps you stand out. more…

Your Online Presence

Everyone knows that having some kind of online presence is important. But with so many ways to interact online, it can be hard to know how to get the most out of your social networks and actually connect with people in your industry. more…

To Pay or Not to Pay – Is the Paid Content Model Really so Terrible?

The demise of the newspaper has garnered a lot of media coverage these past few months. And all over the US, the heart of the world’s current economic crisis, companies are tightening their belts. Many newspapers, once thought to be essential media, are thought to be on the verge of collapse, as internet advertising models have been unsuccessful, and the failure of a paid web content model. more…

SEO – What It Is And Why You Should Care

Search Engine Optimization, better known as SEO, has become a bit of a buzzword in marketing circles these past few years. But what exactly is it?

As the name suggests, SEO is, at its heart, about improving search engine rankings. Due to the marketing value of high search engine rankings, many companies now employ people just to optimize their web content. more…

Twitter – Classifieds?

Yes, you read that right. Twitter is now being used as a way to buy, sell, and job hunt online. To get my head around this new, 140 character way of posting classifieds, I spoke to people at Tweba, iList Micro, and the smaller startup Twitmart. more…

Craigslist Alternatives

I know, it’s hard to believe, but some people just don’t use Craigslist. “Really?” I hear you ask. “Never?”

Never. In some places – such as the US, and Manila – classifieds posters flock to Craigslist. But in some countries, such as Australia, Craigslist categories are nearly empty. Why? more…

Craigslist 101: Part Four

Welcome to the fourth and final part of my Craigslist 101 series. Last time, we covered flagging posts on Craigslist, and target audience and category listings. So, now that we’ve covered the the important parts of Craigslist, we’re going to look at four easy-to-use online tools to make your Craigslisting experience a little easier. more…