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Kijiji vs. Craigslist, Kijiji wins

02/26/09

  09:43:43 pm by wdawe, Categories: General

I recently posted a for sale ad on Craigslist and as an afterthought I posted the same ad on Kijiji. I only tried Kijiji because I saw an ad for the site when I logged into Yahoo because I was impatient to approve my Craigslist ad and couldn't wait for Gmail to retrieve it from my Yahoo account. I'm certainly glad I did since three responses to the Kijiji ad and no responses from the Craigslist ad. Perhaps it's because the Kijiji ad showed up on the second page in a Google search for the manufacturers name for sale. I posted both ads in the Electronics section of the respective sites with exactly the same text.

If you have something for sale I'd recommend you give Kijiji a try. I'm also curious to hear about others experience.

16 comments

Comment from: Cindy P [Visitor]

First of all to post an ad in kijiji is too complicated. After the ad is posted is very difficult to find it.
Cragslist is a good because they have a lot of traffic, but the site has no life at all. It is very boring to visit craigslist
Craigslist is the pioneer in this kind of business but they never improve their site.
I sell many products on the internet and I’ve been using kijiji, Cragslist and Ebay for my business. Now I discover a new site called RAZZZA - http://www.razzza.com which is far much much better than kijiji and craigslist.
Razzza is very easy to use, very fast and also free
it takes less than a minute to post an ad in Razzza.
I have improve my sell in 2000% since I am using Razzza
I highly recommend RAZZZA. I am sure this site will be the number 1 in the world soon. It is also fun to post an ad in Razzza.

Cindy P.
Happy Razzza’s Client

03/04/09 @ 08:26
Comment from: Daniel [Visitor]

this is just awesome!

03/05/09 @ 04:05
Comment from: wdawe [Member]  

I didn'’t find posting an ad on Kijiji complicated at all. I checked out Razzza after Cindy posted her comment and didn’t find very many listings at all. I suspect Cindy’s comment is a thinly veiled ad but I decided to leave it so others could find out about Razzza and make their own decisions.

03/08/09 @ 18:04
Comment from: bless [Visitor]  

I have a cute and lovely Teacup Yorkie puppy that i need to adopt out to any loving and caring home where she will be well cared for and provided with all her needs.She is well vaccinated,vet checked and she will be coming alongside all her vet records and health papers.She has a very good temperament with other pets and most especially with humans.So interested persons should contact me asap for more infos and pictures.Email me At, saint_bless@yahoo.com

03/27/09 @ 14:54
Comment from: CliqueCanada [Visitor]  

In the world of Internet marketing, the secret is, to get your message seen by as many people as possible, and thus indirectly linked to by as many people as possible.

Once you get a critical mass of eyes looking at your product/service (whether it’s a full time business or a one time sale) you become what everyone else wishes for. Self-sustaining.

This message is exactly that, a shameless plug in attempt to get noticed. :P

In all fairness, to list your wares on CliqueCanada is totally free, so you don’t lose anything but time.

Website: http://www.cliquecanada.com/classifieds/

If you have any feedback, questions, comments, concerns, innovations which I can borrow, please don’t hesitate to give me feedback, good or bad.

Email: cliquecanada@gmail.com

Cheers,
Alex

04/20/09 @ 16:51
Comment from: George Coleman [Visitor]

I am agree with Cindy.
Today Razzza.com is the best Classified Ads Site in the world.
Razzza is easy to use, very fast to post, and it is absolutely free.
Craigslist and Kijiji belong to the old generation. Razzza is the new generation in advertisement.
If you want to sell, buy or trade quick, simple and free. I highly recommend you
www.razzza.com.

10/25/09 @ 09:27
Comment from: Sandy Brisbane [Visitor]

Craigslist is full of middle aged shut ins! I go with Razza.

08/22/10 @ 04:06
Comment from: Angelina [Visitor]

I agree with Sandy, go with Razza.

09/20/10 @ 01:10
Comment from: sara [Visitor]

Here is another local classified site
www.beatyourprice.com

10/14/10 @ 14:33
Comment from: Sasha Cole [Visitor]

What is with these names? Kijiji, Razza? Whatever happened to sensible website names like Yahoo or Google? If I’m ever interested in advertising something I’ll do it in my local paper: The Arooooga Times.

12/19/10 @ 23:23
Comment from: Kerrie [Visitor]

Use BargainCity classifieds to buy & sell locally all over Canada.

http://www.bargaincity.ca

01/31/11 @ 18:25
Comment from: Johnnie [Visitor]

I post a lot on Craigslist and I have purchased a lot of PVAs. I was wondering if I post on kijiji, would I need a lot of email accounts like I do on CL. I know I don’t need PVAs, but I was wondering could I use one email account for several ads?

04/11/11 @ 13:03
Comment from: Montreal Classifieds [Visitor]

I never heard about razza. After checking this website, which is almost empty I really doubt it can even be compared with craigslist or kijiji. I never saw it coming on google for any searches I did. Yes it is free, as well as craigslist in Canada and kijiji.
I’m running my own classifieds and I want to give you one advise - don’t put exactly same ads on different websites. You create duplicate content which will not be indexed by google. Modify your ad between different classified websites. That way you get more exposure and more chances to seek your items.

07/24/11 @ 20:59
Comment from: Jake [Visitor]

Check out the new kid buy and sell on the block
development still happening on this site:

this is in Canada only for now.

10/04/11 @ 11:02
Comment from: Mr. Isq [Visitor]

I’ve done a couple of experiments, and here are my results.

First of all, on Kijiji I can search within my city OR my province (I live in Canada). On Craigslist I can only search by city, and on Razza I can only search by province.

I did a search on each of these sites for the potentially ambiguous word “Keyboard". Here are my results.

Kijiji:
2714 Buy and Sell listings in my province and 1412 in my city.

Razzza:
No results in my province.

Craigslist:
67 results in my city.

It’s pretty clear which one people use the most, and really, that’s what matters. You want as many people as possible to see your ad.
The thing is, I think Craigslist is more popular in the US so the results there might be reversed.

Either way, I’ve always used Kijiji and my stuff usually sells within a day or two. It’s free, and not at all complicated.

08/16/12 @ 18:46
Comment from: calico [Visitor]

Kijiji wins in my books, simple to post, and easy to edit. Easy search, and the choice to filter your search to either the posting date or the price.
Kij has the data base, where as cl has the last week of posts.
In a forum on the kij verses cl, one person said it seemed that no matter where they posted if they got a reply asking if item was still available and they replied yes..the email-er seemed to disappear. My tip to them is in your ad write if this ad is still up, the item is still available.

01/15/13 @ 00:15
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