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  • Thanks. That's what happens when technical folks write. Of course, you should see the computer I try to fix. :)

    April 23, 2008 at 4:27 p.m.

  • Hi Chris,
    Two typos in the section headings of the free online listings:
    (1) Under "services" it says "Your hired!"
    (2) Under "personals" is says "Your know you want to look!"
    Thanks!

    April 23, 2008 at 2:21 p.m.

  • Dear Free,

    What is it your love about craigslist? Is it the free listings? The community? Something else?

    What could the Advocate's free listings do to offer the same or better service?

    Thanks,

    Chris

    April 19, 2008 at 1:48 p.m.

  • I love craigslist and asked them a million times to put Victoria on there so I'm glad my wish finally came true!!! Go craigslist!!!!

    April 19, 2008 at 7:32 a.m.

  • Glad to hear it, Sandwich. Let us know how it works for you.

    April 18, 2008 at 11:03 a.m.

  • Thanks Chris, I will give it a try when needed.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:59 a.m.

  • Great :)

    April 17, 2008 at 9:30 p.m.

  • Sandwich,
    A good question. We plan to meet Friday to develop a marketing strategy. We start, however, with a huge local advantage. VictoriaAdvocate.com already gets more than 1 million page views a month -- and they're almost all by people who live here. Craigslistvictoria is lucky to have a few hundred page views, and most of those so far have come through links from our site.
    Many more people in the Crossroads region -- from Karnes City to Wharton and from Gonzales to Port Lavaca -- know and trust the Advocate more than they know and trust craigslist. If you want to sell your sofa to someone in San Francisco or New York, then craigslist or ebay is probably a good option. If you want to sell to someone who actually can drive by and make the deal, then our local Web site is much more powerful.
    That said, we recognize craigslist is a serious competitor to newspapers. We hope our audience will see the value in supporting a local business that actually serves the community. With craigslist, Sandwich, we hope people ask, "Where's the meat between that bread?" If we get the same or better service for the same or better price, why should we support a national company that's barely even heard of Victoria?
    Even if that argument doesn't sway you, just try to sell something through our site. With 1 million local page views, we'll give you much better results than any national competitor. Thanks again for the question, Sandwich. You've given us a lot to chew over tomorrow.
    Chris

    April 17, 2008 at 7:56 p.m.

  • People know about craigslist. How is the Advocate going to let people in say Karnes City, Wharton, Bay City, Portland, etc. know that they can come here to get a see or post listings.

    April 17, 2008 at 6:49 p.m.