How does Craigslist generate revenue when both posting and responding to listings is free? The only category they seem to charge for is the jobs section.
Is that enough of a revenue source for them to keep the service going?
Why wouldn't a site like Craigslist add Google AdSense ads and make far more money then that the jobs listings probably generate?
Craigslist main source of revenue is charging for listings in a few commercial categories:
Due to the tremendous scale of their traffic, charging for these categories seem to be enough of a revenue stream to keep them profitable all these years.
The reason they don't have display and text ads on their site is probably because of their core value of keeping the experience dead simple.
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