Craigslist is a classified ads website in the United States that has sections for employment, housing, for sale, desired items, services, community service, gigs, résumés, and discussion forums.Craig Newmark started the service in 1995 as a friend-to-friend email distribution list for local events in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1996, it transitioned to a web-based service and expanded into more classified areasIt began expanding to other U.S. and Canadian cities in the year 2000, and it now serves 70 countries. Craigslist began supporting non-English languages in March 2008, with Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese being the first.
As of August 9, 2012, Craigslist had sites in over 700 cities and territories across 70 countries. Some Craigslist sites cover entire regions rather than specific cities; for example, the United States states of Delaware and Wyoming, the Colorado Western Slope, the California Gold Country, andEvery town in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has its own Craigslist page. Craigslist services in some large cities, such as Los Angeles, allow users to focus on a specific area of the city. So its safe to say that craigslist blew up in a short time and became one of the largest classified websites in the world.
You might find it interesting that its so in all places in one for the first world countries,Craigslist is an afterthought in Salt Lake City. You go to a local website called KSL Classifieds if you want to buy or sell a car, a cow, or a hot tub in Salt Lake City or one of the adjacent cities in Utah, Wyoming, or Idaho. It gets its name from local television and radio stations controlled by an arm of the Mormon Church.KSL Classifieds works in a similar way to Craigslist. The typefaces are a little more current, and the user profiles are a little more structured, but online classified advertising can only go so far in terms of formal innovation. It's a collection of listings with photos.KSL Classifieds is a classified ad website that serves northern Utah, as well as sections of Idaho and Wyoming. It is one of the largest classifieds sites in the United States, and the only one that attracts more users inside its local area than Craigslist. Deseret Digital Media, a subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation, a holding company controlled by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, operates the website.
How to post in KSL
Your ad on KSL Classifieds is now live! It can be seen for 30 days. Before it expires, you can designate it as sold or delete it at any time. So, how did KSL Classifieds become the go-to classifieds site in Utah? It's all about timing and relationships, like with most business stories. And, of course, because it's Utah, the Mormon Church is involved.KSL Classifieds began in a closet office in the backroom. And, as with most corporate legends, it features the requisite short-sighted CEO convinced the whole thing was doomed from the start.
While the newspaper industry was hesitant in general, KSL developed an online classifieds section early and aggressively in 2000. "They didn't want to eat into their profits." "Classifieds were the most profitable element of the business," says Peter Zollman, a consultant with Advanced Interactive Media Group who specialises in classified advertising. KSL has the benefit of not having to worry about ruining an existing firm in order to start a new one. It also outperformed the competition, as Craigslist didn't enter the Salt Lake City market until 2004.
According to Eric Bright, the company's vice president of e-commerce, KSL Classifieds now receives over 100 million page visits each month and employs 100 full-time employees. KSL Classifieds, like Craigslist, charges for commercial listings from realtors and vehicle dealers. It also charges extra for featured ads, and in a move that perfectly encapsulates the present internet's thick commercialization, it runs display adverts alongside its classified ads.
In 2011, gun control activists complained that the classified services offered by KSl was doing harm to its community by creating a marketplace for sellers who were not certified dealers and thus did not have to conduct background checks on customers. KSL Classifieds has more gun postings than any other general-purpose internet marketplace, according to a 2011 report from New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg's office, which was only surpassed by online markets that specialise in guns. Following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, KSL Classifieds removed all gun postings.