provides local classifieds and forums for jobs,
housing, for sale, personals, services, local community, and events in
Craigslist is a centralized
network of online urban communities, featuring free classified
advertisements (with jobs, housing, personals, for sale/barter/wanted,
services, community, gigs and resumes categories) and forums sorted by
various topics. Houston Classified Ads.
Since its launch in 1995 Craigslist.org
has quietly become the largest online classifieds website in the world
with a regional presence in 190 cities, across 35 countries. Each month
over 10 million people log on to the seventh most popular website to buy
and sell just about everything. From real estate to furniture, promoting
services such as contracting, house cleaning and even babysitting Ė
Craigslist is the one spot where anyone can connect regionally to fill a
As its popularity has continued to
increase, so have the possibilities for vendors large and small to
market their wares on Craigslist. Whatís the big attraction? For the
most part Craigslist is 100% free to post and search. Only do job
postings in Houston cost a small fee to post. Otherwise,
Craigslist is an open free source for new targeted customers, ripe for
the picking, just waiting for your business to give them what they want.
Craigslist is regionally based website that truly promotes community
involvement. However, you can post in any of the available metros and
multiple metros as well. The trick is in designing an ad that gets
people attention, getting on a regular posting schedule, following the
rules (or at least not overtly breaking them) and searching for new
Simplicity in ad design is paramount and it matches the vibe that
Craigslist likes to attract Ė peer-to-peer, real human interaction. It
lacks the commercial aspects that add fluff and confusion in exchange
for simple ads, most posted by real folks. Design your ad to fit into
that scheme is key to a successful campaign.
Get into the habit of posting often on Craigslist and hit multiple
metros with different ads to get more reach (if you business can support
it). Itís free to post so what do you have to lose!
Understanding Craigslist rules are fairly simple as they are openly
published. They are super picky about what you can post, but there are
exceptions like livestock and anything illegal (drugs, guns, etc.). One
of the major rules that I see as a marketing rule more than a terms of
service rule is to post in the category that best corresponds with your
product type. This ensures your ad will reach the best target without
adding to useless clutter.
Over 8 million people post monthly on Craigslist and that number grows
every day. Donít just sit back and post ads, answer ads seeking your
products and services as well.
Craigslist is one of the best ways for every business, large and small
to find a new voice online for little more than elbow grease.
Classified advertising is a form of
advertising which is particularly common in newspapers and other
periodicals. A free ads paper is a newspaper containing only
classified ads, usually grouped into an extensive set of categories.
Craigs List is the largest classified ad site on the web. If you scout the Internet, you will find a
variety of Websites that are promoting, "Free Classified Ads".
Many advertisers will rush in and take advantage of these offers,
without investigation. However, you should use caution when dealing with
them all together.
List.com was founded in 1995 by Craig Newmark for the San
Francisco Bay Area. After incorporation in 1999, Craigs list.com
expanded into nine more cities in 2000 (all of them in the U.S.),
four each in 2001 and 2002, and 14 in 2003.
As of October, 2005,
established itself in approximately 150 cities in the U.S., Canada,
U.K., Ireland, continental Europe, Australia, South Africa, Asia,
Israel, and Brazil.