Posted by Mike on November 28th, 2005
Seth Goden wrote a piece called Classifieds are next. I believe what he says about stock tables. I don’t agree on the subject of classified advertisements. First of all, classified ads do bring revenue to a newspaper. Second, people do read the classifieds in their local newspaper and shopper-type publications.
I may be backwards, but I regularly check the print classifieds for items I am looking for and for bargains. Sometimes, I will pick up the local paper just for the classified ads!
I also see huge value for online classifieds. I’m a regular buyer and seller on eBay. I also have had great success using online classifieds at work.
I think there is room for paid classified advertisements in the both the print and online markets.