Google Cracking Classified Market?

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 7:55 am

Google reportedly has asked classified advertising sites, including Adicio and CareerBuilder, to give the search engine direct feeds of listings, according to the PaidContent.org Web site, which cited an alert from newsletter Classified Intelligence Report. So far, the report says, the sites have not agreed to cooperate. “Analysts, including us, predict that advertisers will move to free sites if they become convinced that they will reach an audience as large–or larger–on a search engine than on a paid advertising site,” CIR wrote.

The report comes on the heels of an article last week in the London Sunday Times that Google and Yahoo had approached Amsterdam’s Trader Classified Media about a buyout.

Source: News.com


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