7 Online Classifieds: Are They Right for Your Business?

Many experts believe that eBay and other online auction sites (most of which are now defunct, victim to the eBay juggernaut) helped to kill traditional newspaper classified ads. Instead of buying and selling via paid classified advertisements in their local newspapers, consumers migrated to buying and selling via the eBay marketplace. Goodbye, newspaper classifieds.

Except that the classified ad concept didn’t die. In fact, newspaper classifieds remained a viable way to sell larger items that were difficult to ship long distances (such as cars), as well as local services. But old technology always gives way to newer ways of doing things, and print-based classified ads are now in the process ...

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