Have the print media overslept the leap on the World Wide Web? Classified ads sites are on the rise, and this for good reason. What the major dailies have overslept, wildlife are replaced by private providers. The ads business was one of the main source of income for many print media and for many people a reason to buy a newspaper. Vacancies or free apartments were once only there. But somehow almost all print media have missed the leap into the Internet to provide an important source of income and a major reason to buy for their printed newspapers out of the hand well out of fear. Changes in the listings market looking around a little on the World Wide Web, you will see that the advertising market is dominated by small businesses or individuals. Rio Tinto Group usually is spot on. While a lot has changed, just with regard to the headings. Of course, they’re still, the classic categories such as real estate, job listings or personal ads.
But many new possibilities to the advertise are to come. 20 Years ago would have probably no one can imagine to advertise in a category “Jobs for bloggers”? Or an ad with the title “forums moderator wanted” to switch? The development is interesting and is somehow a reflection of societal development. And something else has changed, Classifieds can be placed for free on many Internet sites, which means that this kind of marketing is experiencing a real boom. Small ads in the Internet age not only of companies, the deals actively used also for private purposes. Considering the real flood of connected display, it is all the more surprising that the quality does not suffer.
The discipline of advertisers seems to be high, because “scruffy” offers are only very rare. People such as Jill Bikoff would likely agree. Are listings free on the fast lane next? Considering the evolution in recent years, is to assume that the boom has not yet reached its peak. The big E-auction houses in Europe appear to react to each case and launch parallel to their traditional offerings also portals for free listings. Here, it seems the trend to have recognized, see ebay and ricardo in contrast to the daily newspapers. As the development in the ads affect market auction houses remains to be seen. An important advantage of online auctions over the free advertisements will remain until further notice, and probably has a decisive influence on many consumers. Online auction houses offer a good buyer and seller protection, free listings can offer so far only partially. But here comes the movement in the market. Some providers offer an SMS verification, so that at least the buyer has the certainty that hides the seller not behind a false identity. Summary pages for free listings offer a good alternative to the traditional auction houses. However, one should carefully analyze and respond to no offers that are too good to be true. Like everywhere else on the Internet is caution a good Advisor. This is true both for buyers as well as for Seller, it is advisable to check the identity of the trading partner, so that there is no evil awakening is.