NEW YORK, March 5, 2010 — Let’s face it: craigslist’s
heyday as a vital and useful marketplace is past. These
days, nearly all that remains is a haven for spam, a mass of
confusion and red tape for legitimate users, and a fading
realm of influence. It’s high time for some improvements on
the "community marketplace" theme to make it more suited to
today’s truly global community and economy. That is the
perspective of http://www.GlobalListings.org, a new forum
specializing in global, national, or multi-area classified
ads that says it has arrived to fill the void.
While craigslist.org states, "If your ad is equally relevant
to all locations, your ad does not belong on local
craigslist sites at all," GlobalListings acknowledges that
there are many valid reasons for posting on a national or
even multi-national scale. If a business or service is
international in scope – or could become so in the future –
why limit its potential?
Imagine that a consulting firm needs to hire a fantastic
copywriter, but doesn’t care whether they telecommute from
London, Miami or Sydney. Or perhaps an artist or artisan
living in Madrid is seeking to sell products that can easily
be shipped anywhere in the world. While craigslist only
allows local ads by its very design, the GlobalListings team
understands and supports the idea that much of today’s
business is conducted on an international scale.
GlobalListings offers solutions to many of the problems that
have long plagued craigslist. Instead of polluting the
database with millions of low-quality ads that only attract
more spammers, GlobalListings feels that the time visitors
invest in posting and searching needs to yield results. With
quality built into the system and the cost per ad depending
on the circulation area, spammers are automatically
discouraged, and commerce has room for exponential growth.
Ads placed on GlobalListings can be set to remain online as
long as they are relevant, rather than needing to be
re-posted frequently – a fix to another key craigslist flaw.
"For Sale" listings on GlobalListings.org are a
cost-effective alternative to using eBay, a major craigslist
"There are thousands of postings on the Internet where
disappointed craigslist customers vent out their
frustration, so we took it upon ourselves to develop a
better platform," said Alex Konanykhin, the President of
KMGi, an internationally acclaimed interactive production
company. Founded in 1997, KMGi has provided online solutions
to such clients as Intel, Google, Boeing, Molson Coors, CNN,
DuPont, General Electric, Macromedia, Pfizer, Aventis,
Verizon, Volvo, Accenture, Energizer, CBS, MTV, Best
Western, Washington Post, and Siemens. KMGi also owns
various online portals including BidsFromLawyers.com,
AllPublicists.com and SyndicatedNews.us.
The world may be feeling smaller these days, but with
classified ads on GlobalListings.org, every business has
limitless room to expand its horizons.
Author: Andy Quayle
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