19 December 2014

Your favorites on Craigslist, Backpage & co

Craigslist and Backpage, the two biggest classifieds portals in the USA, are also probably the most successful websites with no design. At all. And don't ask for fancy functionality either. They're basic. Very basic.

Obviously, these two major flaws aren't flaws but could be seen as features. No bloaty javascript stuff, no endless css, no ajax magic, no tricky graphical fanciness, no nothing. Simple, straight, lightweight, quick.

And it works!

But what do you do if you want to keep track of your favorite ads? Backpage won't help you. Craigslist has a way of marking their ads as favorites, but it's based on cookies, which means you'll lose them if you switch computers or if you just use another browser.

As for sharing favorites with friends, this is what Craigslist's FAQ says:
Q. How do I share my favorites with friends?
A. Send them the web address (URL) for your favorites page. They can click the gray stars to add them to their own favorites page if they like.
Don't ask about Backpage. They've consequently and rightly stuck to the KISS principle.

And that's exactly where Logbee comes to the rescue!

14 December 2014

Some myths about classifieds portals

Kinan Hamwi from OpenClassifieds recently wrote an article about the "Top 5 Myths About Starting a Classifieds website".

Some very good points indeed.

I'd just like to add myth #6: Your visitors don't go to other classifieds portals.

01 December 2014

Logbee - The Wall

Logbee is invading the city!

See how Logbee works with some detailed examples.

And create your free account now on www.logbee.com