Craigslist Asheville

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Craigslist is a network of community supported localized websites offering classified advertisements and discussion forums on a wide variety of topics. As of April 2008, Craigslist offers sites for 567 cities, including cities in all 50 states and over 50 different countries. Most of these sites are completely non-commercial, with no banner or text advertising and no listing or membership fees. Currently the only exceptions are paid job and apartment listings in a few large markets such as New York, NY and San Francisco, CA. The Craigslist sub domain for Asheville, North Carolina was added, along with about 50 other cities during the month of June 2005.

As a whole, Craigslist is ranked in the top ten for total traffic among English languages websites, and currently serves over 40 million visitors and 10 billion page views each month. As of April 2008, Craiglist is owned by founder Craig Newmark, CEO Jim Buckmaster, and Ebay. The company is operated out of a large Victorian house in San Francisco and currently employs 25 people.

A Brief History of Craigslist

Craigslist began as an email list service for social events in San Francisco, CA. In 1999 founder Craig Newmark incorporated the business and took it online with the creation of The site quickly expanded to cover more than just events, and over the next three years several sub domains were added for large cities across the US. In 2004 Ebay purchased a 25% stake in the company from a former stakeholder, raising fears that the website would shift its focus away from high quality free services, and toward maximizing profits with additional advertising and fees. Thus far those concerns have been unfounded. In 2005 and 2006 Craigslist expanded rapidly adding large numbers of cities throughout the country and abroad. Craigslist continues to expand by offering more features and adding new cities, all the while maintaining the simple, user-friendly, non-commercial business model that has made it so successful.

Craigslist Links

To learn more about Craigslist, also often called Craiglist, or Craig’s List, visit the following links: Home Page
Craigslist Factsheet
Craigslist on Wikipedia
Asheville Craigslist

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Craigslist Asheville