The Craigslist alternatives?

When it's time to sell or buy something, one of the first places that comes 
to mind is Craigslist. 


An an interesting part of the Internet’s legacy, Craigslist is renowned for its 
minimalist design and easy-to-use classifieds posting system. 
The famous Craigslist was founded by Craig Newmark back in 1995 by 
promoting local events in San Francisco Bay Area,using email ddistribution 
list for the featured events.The number of subscribers and postings grew 
rapidly and at some point the users started using the mailing list for non- 
event postings.An year later Craigslist turned into a web-based service and 
except the events other classified categories were added and published 
on the website(Craigslist.org).Word of mouth led to rapid growth and 
Craigslist started expanding to other U.S. cities and today covers over 70 
contries.

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By today Craigslist is still the most popular classified site in the world and 
one of the most popular websites in the world.Though perhaps no longer 
as popular as it was a decade ago, Craigslist remains still a popular and 
very successful site.It's popularity gives it the124th position overall among 
websites worldwide and 15th place overall among websites in the United 
States (as per Alexa.com on February 14, 2017).
Today the website of Craig Newmark is riddled with problems and the 
customers complain the scammers target both buyers and sellers.
If by some reason you don't like Craigslist or it's minimalist design,the user 
interface or simply think this is not your cup of tea, then you can have a look 
on its alternatives suggested on here.
The below collection of alternatives to Craigslist websites summaries 
some of the best places for buying, selling or discovering things through 
classified ads.I have selected them by the following criterias: worldwide 
usability,ease of use (incluing the signing-up process), and popularity.


Craigslist Alternatives or Which are the Best Sites like Craigslist 

 

1)Sahibinden 
(Alexa Rank=517)
https://www.sahibinden.com/en

 

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Sahibinden is an a global online classifieds and shopping platform in which 
the customers and businesses can buy and sell real estate, cars and a 
broad variety of services and goods.The registration and posting of listings 
are free of charge and except the listings, the users can own virtual 
stores.Sahibinden.com was established back in 2000 in the beginning of 
internet development in Turkey.Started with only 2,700 ads in 6 categories, 
the site has increased in popularity and strength through the years.Now 
Sahibinden is on 517th position amongs all available in the world websites 
and takes the nineth place among all websites in Turkey (as per Alexa.com 
on February 14, 2017).Services like “Megafoto” and “Video-ads” which are implemented on the 

site helped Sahibinden to become popular and to gain more customers. 
Presently Sahibinden.com is the most frequently visited ad and e- 
commerce platform in Turkey with more than 170 employees and over than 
3,000,000 published ads.

 

 

2) BackPage
(Alexa Rank=1345)
http://www.backpage.com

 

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Launched back in 2004 Backpage is a classified advertising website,which 
It offers classified listings including jobs listings, automotive, real estates 
and services. Backpage is the second largest classified ad listing service 
on the Internet in the United States after Craigslist.Backpage provides its customers to publish Free classified ads with 

photos and provides free classifieds services in more than 65 countries 
across the world.Nice and very easy to use website.

 

 


3)Expatriates 
(Alexa Rank=4870)
http://www.expatriates.com

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The community web site created for and by expatriates and internationally 
minded people everywhere gives you an option to publish listings or 
browse classifieds ads worldwide.The users can find almost everything 

including appliances,vehicles,properties for rent or sale, jobs, pets and any 
kind of services. You will be able to connect to other expatriates or buyers 
and sellers located in any corner of the world or to publish a free classified 
ad and browse community classifieds ads in your city or country by using 
Expatriates.Simple to use and user-friendly website.

 

 

4)Locanto 
(Alexa Rank=18622)
http://www.locanto.info 

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Locanto is a worldwide online classifieds network,available in more than 60 
countries worldwide. Locanto is one of three local web applications, 
including Yalwa and Askalo, created by the German start-up company, 
Yalwa. Locanto Classifieds network is with areas dedicated to jobs,for rent, 
for sale, services, community, personals, real estate, vehicles and pets. Posting an ad on Locanto is very simple and works just like the ads in the 

local newspapers. Is important to know that your ad on Locanto will be live 
for 60 days and therefore reaches a much larger audience. You can also 
use HTML codes,upload pictures,and integrate a link to your website if you 
want to do so. To post a free classified ad now online and sell online, 
simply choose your city.Locanto is another good choice for clasiifieds 
website which is simple to use (user- friendly).

 

 


5) Classified Ads 
(Alexa Rank=20470)
https://www.classifiedads.com

 

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ClassifiedAds.com is 100% free and is another website that offer similar 
services to the notorios Craigslist. You can browse ads,post ads and 
respond to ads all for free And there are no fees or commissions. You are 
welcome to post an ad on ClassifiedAds.com for free at any time.

There are many categories available on this website and the brand is 
available in many countries,so your classifieds will be seen by a large 
audience and can also use the site to trade internationally or in your area.
ClassifiedAds.com is charming,simple and very easy to use site with all 
useful options a website for clasified ads needs.

 

 

6) Cracker
(Alexa Rank=33310)
http://www.cracker.com

 

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The owners of Cracker has developped sections devoted to 
jobs, stuff, cars,community, real estate, services, and dating,housing for 
rent and sale, and personals.After registering on the site, the users can 
publish listings for free, with photos and even if the registering is not 
necessary, this is the best way to keep track of your postings on the site

 

 

7)ExpatAds 
(Alexa Rank=35157)
https://www.expatads.com 

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ExpatAds.com has served millions of customers since 2008.The International classifieds advertising site is offering multiple categories of 
free classified listings in every country of the world including the United 
States,the United Kingdom,Canada,Australia, New Zealand, United Arab 
Emirates,Singapore, Hong Kong,Malaysia,Mexico,Spain,Germany,France 
etc.By posting a Free Ad or Advertise Banners on ExpatAds.com you can 
reach out to over 3 million people around the Globe.

 

 

8)Global-Free-Classified-Ads 
(Alexa Rank=45360)
http://www.global-free-classified-ads.com

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Global-Free-Classified-Ads is an online ad site for real estate, 
automobiles, business opportunity, pets ads, etc. Not as famous as 
Craigslist ,still the site is actively visited by hundreds of daily buyers and 
sellers from many countries worldwide.All advertisers or sellers will find a 
simple, listing process, with the ability to upload photos with their listings.The free classifieds site for posting unlimited ads will keep your free 

published ads for 30 days. The good news is you can renew your ads as 
many times as you want by registering for free.Global-Free-Classified-Ads 
has user-friendly interface and it's a good place to publish listings for free.

 

 

9)Adlandpro 
(Alexa Rank=77003)
http://www.adlandpro.com

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AdlandPro.com, is a Classified Ads and community network which offers 
free and paid advertising and networking services. The users can post free 
Classified Ads for jobs, cars, housing, apartments and many more.AdlandPro has been offering free and paid advertising services to small 

businesses since 1996 and today its among the best alternatives of 
Craigslist.'The interface is simple to use and minimalistic, similar to some of the mentioned already websites.

 

 

Conclusions:


On Craigslist you can post free listing or classified ad and sell,buy or 
easily promote anything.From services like tutoring, car repair and real 
estate to products such as wholesale furniture, consignment goods and 
retail e-commerce, Craigslist is the ultimate destination for online 
marketers.
Building an ad on Craigslist is simple and this is one f the many reasons 
Craigslist is so succesful as a business project.The other reason is Craigslist was just created on time.

In the right time.

Despite of its popularity some of the users and customers of Craigslist have abandoned the site due to the numerous reports about scams and unsolved customers problems or complaints.The good news is there are now websites similar to Craigslist that offer similar or even better functionalities, so if you think Craigslist is not the best website for your classifieds , you can easiy pick up something else.

 

 

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craigslist
http://customerso.com/blog/the-100-most-important-websites-on-the- 
internet-for-2016
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/Craigslist.org#?sites=Craigslist.org
http://www.komando.com/tips/378629/3-best-Craigslist-alternative- 
sites/all
http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/media/internet/15500/
http://www.infoworld.com/article/2875832/security/how-to-stick-it-to- 
Craigslist-scammers.html
http://www.wisebread.com/8-vile-Craigslist-scams-to-watch-out-for
https://www.consumeraffairs.com/online/Craigslist.html

 

Articles Interesting To read:

7 Types of Common Craigslist Scams to Watch Out for
http://www.moneycrashers.com/types-common-Craigslist-scams/

Why Craigslist Is Such a Mess
https://www.wired.com/2009/08/ff-Craigslist/

How Craigslist's Founder Realized He Sucked as a Manager
http://www.inc.com/magazine/201609/jon-fine/inc-interview-Craigslist.html

Marketing Your Business on Craigslist
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/171514

Scams on Craigslist and Other Classifieds Websites
https://www.paypal.com/us/selfhelp/article/Scams-on-Craigslist-and- 
Other-Classifieds-Websites-FAQ3022

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