Diggit Helps Canadian Businesses by embracing the Power of Local
August 8, 2013 -
Co-Founder of Diggit and ICMA Board Member, Tish Hill, shares that Diggit has further evolved away from pure classifieds to a new COMBINATION of TRUST+LOCAL+CURATED CONTENT+COMMERCE.
“We have local classifieds listings alongside our increasing number of local stores with online/mobile transaction capability. Some of our local stores are even selling food online!” stated Tish. She also informed ICMA that they will have online registration for classes & workshops starting in August 2013, which is a new source of revenue in that they take a fee for all these transactions.
Given the announcement of Jeff Bezos’ acquisition of the Washington Post – maybe combining content (national or local) with commerce is the way of the future?!
Driving Classified Revenue Through Personal Engagement
July 15, 2013 -
Optimising engagement and visitor satisfaction on a classified media site is one of the most important elements of a company’s long-term sales and marketing strategy. The investment used to acquire visitors is high, and the efforts to keep them there should be equally so. Most classified sites, however, tend to provide the same content and services across the board, leaving individual desires and interests out of the equation. These sites miss out on the opportunity to maximise the value and length of the visitor lifecycle. Classified sites employing a more personalised approach and strategy will enjoy significant boosts in visitor satisfaction, brand loyalty, revenue potential and ROI.
Jofogas.hu (a Schibsted Classified Media site) realised this, and wanted to gain more insight into the personal wishes, interests, and needs of their visitors. Getting to know their current and potential customers, and tailoring content to them in real-time, meant that they were able to differentiate themselves in the marketplace as well.
Through personalising the user experience on their classified sites, Jofogas immediately saw the following results:
- 11% more ad detail page views per visit
- 10% increase in the level of interactions between buyers and sellers
- 300% increase in CTRs (click-through rates)
For a deeper dive into the Jofogas case study, and to learn more about Gravity R&D, you can:
- Watch the ICMA webinar presentation “A Step-by-Step Guide to Boost Visitor Engagement”
- Download the presentation deck
- Download the white paper, “Personalising the Classified Experience”.
- View the in depth, AIM Group Gravity R&D/Jofogas case study
This blog post was written in cooperation with Gravity R&D