Craigslist, eBay Top Paid, Organic Search

Speaking of eBay, it was at or near the top of Hitwise’s highest volume search terms in August:

Also note MapQuest on the paid side and Craigslist on the organic side. Very interesting.

What do you think is the explanation behind the high ranking of eBay and Craigslist among organic search queries?

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3 Responses to “Craigslist, eBay Top Paid, Organic Search”

  1. Tim Cohn says at


  2. Greg Sterling says at

    Yes, clearly it’s navigation. But why is the traffic so high? — that was really my question.

  3. Tim Cohn says at

    In keeping with your previous theme…

    They are the defacto “classified ad” destination sites on the internet.

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