Craigslist: More ads than all U.S. newspaper classifieds

By Steve Outing

From Jemima Kiss’ report on Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster’s appearance at a conference in London earlier this week:

“By building a community where anyone can post a classified advert for free, Craigslist sites now generate a staggering 3 billion page views every month and run more classifieds than every U.S. newspaper combined.”

Wow. I can’t help but think of a lunch I was at about, oh, a year and a half ago, sitting next to a newspaper advertising director who had “heard of” Craigslist, but never actually looked at it even though it was operating in his market.

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!