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Craigslist

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Published 08/13/2009 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Craigslist is a very well known and successful listings website. Craigslist was initially designed as an email list site for the area of San Francisco and surrounding areas. It wasn’t until 2000 that Boston was also included. Throughout the rest of 2000 the website expanded into major cities all around the world. Craigslist now covers 450 cities all around the world.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Craigslist was founded in March 1995 by Craig Newmark. The site is named after its founder and is one of the most popular listing sites on the internet. Craigslist is based in San Francisco and was initially designed to serve San Francisco. After 2000 it became a worldwide site and at the moment is available in over 450 cities all around the world.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are a number of classifieds websites available on the internet. Craigslist is completely different to all of the other offerings. The biggest difference is that the site is completely free to use and isn’t supported by adverts. The website is also worldwide which makes it possible to sell things or give things away wherever you are in the world. Because the site is free to use it is possible to use it to give something away to a good home.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Craigslist isn’t one of the most modern sites on the internet. In fact it is one of the simplest websites around. This isn’t for everyone but it is quite easy to use. You should take a look at the website to decide whether or not you believe it will be suitable for you. Craigslist is a very popular site and this makes it very easy to use. Because it has millions of users it’s very easy to sell things all over the world. Registering for an account is also very easy and this will make creating your own posts very simple.

How does the registration process work?

You can browse adverts on Craigslist very easily without registering for an account. If you want to post your own advert then you will first need to register and sign up for an account. To register you just need to enter your email address and copy a verification code. You will then be emailed an email which contains a link to activate your account. You will then be taken to a page to choose your password. After this you can then log into your account and start using it.

What does it cost to use the application?

This application is completely free to use. It also doesn’t have any adverts on the site to support it. Even so the revenues of craigslist exceeded $100 million in June 2009. The site makes money by charging for job listings in 10 cities. It also charges for apartment listings in New York. The business only employs 25 people in their head office.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Craigslist is aimed at anyone who needs to list classified or job adverts. The site is truly global and available in major metropolitan areas all around the world.

  • Craigslist is one of the largest classified adverts sites
  • It’s possible to post your advert for free in some categories


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