About Craigslist

About Craigslist




Craig Newmark


Classified Website






11th September, 1997*


200+ Million/Month**


8.5+ Million USD***

About Craigslist Company

Craigslist is a website that allows users to place categorized ads and communicate with each other on message boards. According to some reports, Craigslist has at least 60 million U.S. users and 50 billion page views monthly, and 50 million daily queries. It also said that each month, users post more than 100 million individual classified ads, of which 2 million are job listings.

About Craiglist Founder

The founder of Craigslist is Craig Newmark, and he founded it in 1995 in San Francisco, United States. Currently, the CEO of the company is Jim Buckmaster.

 About Craigslist Headquarter

The company headquarters is in San Francisco, California, United States.

Craigslist Headquarters’ Full Address:- 1381 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122, United States

Craigslist Headquarters’ Phone Number:- 415-566-6394, 415-399-5200, 415-504-6394.

About Craigslist History

Let’s take a look at the story of Craigslist –

Remembering people assisting one another in friendly, social, and trusting communal ways on the Internet via the WELL, MindVox, and Usenet, and feeling cut off as a proximate visitor to San Francisco, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark decided to create something identical for local events.

In early 1995, he began an email distribution list to friends. Most early postings were submitted by Newmark and were notices of social events of interest to software living and working in San Francisco.

Soon, word of mouth led to rapid growth. The number of subscribers and postings grew rapidly. There was no restraint, and Newmark was surprised when people started using the mailing list for non-event postings.

People trying to fill technical positions found that the list was an excellent way to reach people with the skills they sought. This led to the addition of a jobs category. User demand for more categories caused the list of categories to grow.

The initial technology encountered limits, so by June 1995, Majordomo had been installed, and the mailing list “Craigslist” resumed operations. Community members started asking for a web interface. Newmark registered “craigslist.org,” and the website went live in 1996.

In the fall of 1998, the name “List Foundation” was introduced, and Craigslist started transitioning to the use of this name. In April 1999, when Newmark learned of other organizations called “List Foundation,” the use of this name was dropped.

Craigslist was incorporated as a private for-profit company in 1999. Around these events, Newmark realized the site was growing so fast that he could stop working as a software engineer and devote his full attention to running Craigslist.

In January 2000, current CEO Jim Buckmaster joined the company as lead programmer and CTO. Buckmaster contributed to the site’s multi-city architecture, search engine, discussion forums, flagging system, self-posting process, homepage design, personals categories, and best-of-craigslist feature. He was promoted to CEO in November 2000.

The website expanded into nine more U.S. cities in 2000 and 14 in 2003. On August 1, 2004, Craigslist began charging $25 to post job openings on the New York and Los Angeles pages. A new ” Gigs ” section was added the same day, where low-cost and unpaid jobs could be posted for free.

About Craigslist Services

Craigslist (stylized as craigslist) is an American classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, housing, for sale, items wanted, services, community service, and gigs.

Craig Newmark began the service in 1995 as an email distribution list to friends featuring local events in San Francisco. It became a web-based service in 1996 and expanded into other categories. It started expanding to other U.S. and Canadian cities in 2000 and now covers more than 70 countries.

In March 2008, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese became the first non-English languages supported. As of August 9, 2012, over 700 cities and areas in 70 countries had Craigslist sites. Some Craigslist sites cover large regions instead of individual metropolitan areas.

For example, the U.S. states of Delaware and Wyoming, the Colorado Western Slope, and the California Gold Country are among the locations with their own Craigslist sites. Craigslist sites for some large cities, such as Los Angeles, also allow the user to focus on a specific area of a town.

Benefits of using Craigslist

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of Craigslist – 

  1. Find jobs. Hire employees. Post your resume. Offer your skills/services.
  1. Buy & sell cars, trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles, trailers, and auto parts.
  1. Offer your services, locate contractors, and find short-term gigs and odd jobs.
  1. Buy & sell furniture, household items, electronics, computers, clothing, bikes, and art items.
  1. Activity partners, artists & musicians, pets for rehoming, and local events.
  1. Save your favorite postings for later, save searches, and set search alerts.

This was all about Craigslist, about Craigslist’s story, services, and benefits, which made it the most popular site, beating out Netflix, Zillow, Walmart, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and CNN.


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Note: Data given in the table at the beginning of the article are subject to change, please check the reference websites for latest value.