craigslist fact sheet information provided
Q: What is craigslist?
A: Local community classifieds and forums - a place to find jobs,
housing, goods & services, social activities, a girlfriend or boyfriend,
advice, community information, and just about anything else -- all for free,
and in a relatively non-commercial environment.
Q: How did craigslist get started?
A: In early 1995, by Craig Newmark, in San Francisco, California.
Q: Is craigslist a nonprofit?
A: No, craigslist was incorporated as a for-profit in 1999.
Q: If it's now a for-profit, why does craigslist still use a .ORG
domain? Isn't .ORG restricted to nonprofits?
A: It is a symbol of our service mission and non-corporate culture.
Use of .ORG domains is unrestricted.
Q: How much traffic does craigslist get?
A: More than 5 billion page views per month
Q: How does that compare with other english-language sites?
A: craigslist is now #7, trailing only yahoo, aol, microsoft, google,
ebay, and news corp
Q: How many people use craiglist?
A: More than 15 million each month
Q: How many classified ads does craigslist receive?
A: More than 12 million new classified ads each month
Q: How many job listings does craigslist receive?
A: More than 750,000 new job listings each month
Q: What about craigslist discussion forums?
A: 50 million user postings in more than 100 topical forums
Q: How many employees does craigslist have, and where are its
A: 24 of us work out of a victorian house in the Inner Sunset
neighborhood of San Francisco
Q: How does craigslist support its operations?
A: By charging businesses below-market rates for help wanted ads in
SF, NYC and LA, and for broker apartment listings in NYC.
Q: Who runs craigslist?
A: Jim Buckmaster has been craigslist's president & CEO since late
Q: How many craigslist sites are there, when were they launched,
and why is craigslist expanding?
A: Sites are added in response to user request. There are now over
300 craigslist sites in all 50 US states, and over 50 countries:
||SF Bay Area
||Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San
Diego, Seattle, Washington DC
||Atlanta, Austin, Denver, Vancouver
||Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Phoenix
||Dallas, Detroit, Houston, London, Toronto
||Baltimore, Cleveland, Honolulu, Las Vegas, New
Orleans, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, St. Louis, Tampa Bay
||Nashville, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Columbus, Fresno,
Hartford, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Norfolk, Orlando
||Albuquerque, Anchorage, Boise, Buffalo, Memphis,
Salt Lake, Santa Barbara, Manchester, Edinburgh, Dublin, Melbourne,
||Albany, Amsterdam, Bangalore, Eugene, Inland
Empire, Monterey Bay, Omaha, Orange County, Ottawa, Paris, Reno, San
Antonio, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Spokane, Tokyo, Tucson, Tulsa
||Auckland, Bakersfield, Belfast, Berlin, Brisbane,
Brussels, Burlington, Calgary, Cardiff, Des Moines, Edmonton, Glasgow,
Jacksonville, Louisville, Richmond, Stockton, Winnipeg
||Birmingham UK, Buenos Aires, Columbia, Manila,
Mexico City, Rome, Seoul
||Allentown, Barcelona, Birmingham AL, Cape Town,
Delhi, Hong Kong, Lexington KY, Little Rock, Madison, Maine, Modesto,
Mumbai, New Haven, New Jersey, Rochester, Shanghai, Stockholm, West
Palm Beach, Wichita
||Adelaide AU, Ann Arbor, Asheville, Athens GR,
Bangkok, Beijing, Champaign-Urbana, Charleston SC, Chico, Dayton,
Delaware, El Paso, Florence IT, Fort Myers, Frankfurt, Geneva, Grand
Rapids, Halifax, Harrisburg, Humboldt, Istanbul, Jackson MS,
Jerusalem, Johanessburg, Lima Peru, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New
Hampshire, Oklahoma City, Osaka, Perth AU, Prague, Puerto Rico,
Redding, Rio De Janeiro, San Luis Obispo, Santiago, Saskatoon,
Syracuse NY, Tallahassee, Tel Aviv, Tijuana, Vienna, Western
Massachusetts, Victoria BC, West Virginia
||Costa Rica, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota,
||Baton Rouge, Bristol UK, Chennai IN, Ithaca,
Knoxville, Leeds UK, Liverpool UK, Mobile, Montgomery, Newcastle UK,
Pensacola, Quebec, Savannah, Shreveport, Toledo
||Bellingham WA, Cairo Egypt, Chattanooga TN,
Colorado Springs CO, Gainesville FL, Hamilton ON, Kitchener ON,
Hyderabad India, Lansing MI, Medford OR, Oxford UK, Palm Springs CA,
Santa Fe NM, Taipei China, Ventura CA
||springfield MO, columbia MO, rockford IL, peoria
IL, springfield IL, quad cities IL/IA, fort wayne IN, evansville IN,
south bend IN, bloomington IN, gulfport-biloxi MS, huntsville AL,
salem OR, bend OR, london ON, windsor ON, fort lauderdale FL, sarasota
FL, daytona beach FL, cape cod MA, worcester MA, green bay WI, eau
claire WI, appleton-oshkosh WI, flagstaff AZ, yakima WA, utica NY,
binghamton NY, hudson valley NY, long island NY, akron-canton OH,
youngstown OH, greenville SC, myrtle beach SC, duluth MN, augusta GA,
macon GA, athens GA, flint MI, saginaw MI, kalamazoo MI, upper
peninsula MI, mcallen TX, beaumont TX, corpus christi TX, brownsville
TX, lubbock TX, odessa TX, amarillo TX, waco TX, laredo TX,
winston-salem NC, fayetteville NC, wilmington NC, erie PA, scranton
PA, penn state PA, reading PA, lancaster PA, topeka KS, new london CT,
lincoln NE, lafayette LA, lake charles LA, merced CA, south jersey NJ,
fort collins CO, roanoke VA, charlottesville VA, blacksburg VA, provo
UT, fayetteville AR, rocky mountains, micronesia, helsinki FI, warsaw
PL, oslo NO, naples IT, jakarta ID, marseilles FR, kolkata IN,
budapest HU, caracas VE, hamburg DE, pakistan, bangladesh, beirut LB,
malaysia, panama, caribbean, portugal, christchurch NZ, wellington NZ,
durban ZA, prince edward island, newfoundland, cote d'azur
Q: What is craigslist trying to accomplish?
A: Provide a trustworthy, efficient, relatively non-commerical place
for folks to find all the basics in their local area.
Q: Why doesn't craigslist focus more on generating revenue?
A: We rely on local communities to suggest ways to make money without
Q: Is there a connection between craigslist and eBay?
A: eBay acquired 25% of the equity in craigslist from a former
shareholder in august of 2004.