RiotACT welcomes a new sponsor – AllClassifieds

johnboy 12 December 2008 60

[First filed: December 11, 2008 @ 08:06]

RiotACT relies on the generosity of its sponsors.

Without their support this weird and sometimes wonderful place would collapse under its own weight.

So it’s with considerable pleasure that we present to you our latest sponsor

The Canberra based All Classifieds is an online marketplace for people looking to buy, or looking to sell, pretty much anything. Much like RiotACT the overwhelming majority of their traffic comes from Canberra

Established in 2002, receives more than 160,000 views every day. Placing classifieds is free, with many users opting to pay an additional charge of $15 to include a photograph with their listing (as a Christmas special All Classifieds are now actually giving the first photo for free until the end of December). It’s easy to post a listing, and users can update them.

Allclassifieds users are looking to buy and generally have high disposable incomes.

To date more than 52,842 items have been listed and sold.


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60 Responses to RiotACT welcomes a new sponsor – AllClassifieds
Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 9:47 pm 19 Dec 08

Oh, I just took advantage of the free photo offer on all classifieds, and I couldn’t see a way of uploading the free photo without submitting my credit card details, even though a zero dollar amount was listed. A bit dodgy, but never mind.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 9:45 pm 19 Dec 08

tylersmayhem said :

Almost right Holden (Post #50) – but off the mark a little 😉

Do tell. 😉

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 9:03 am 15 Dec 08

Almost right Holden (Post #50) – but off the mark a little 😉

caf caf 10:40 pm 14 Dec 08

Yeah XP also.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 11:07 pm 13 Dec 08

If you want to view that sentence as part of an advertisement, then sure. There would _need_ to be sufficient data somewhere to back it up the claim, for Trade Practices reasons if nothing else.

But on the one hand telling us that RiotACT’s objectivity towards AllClassifieds has just changed, and on the other leaving a statement actually authored by the new friend but signed by RiotACT’s Editor just hanging there, without any reference to _why_ it should be trusted (other than that you want readers to have faith in Jb’s authority, and your assessment that it is possibly a an accurate and precise representation of fact), is currently not convincing me, though.

Ari Ari 7:34 pm 13 Dec 08

Windows XP. The ad that covers the banner is clearly designed as a horizontal ad rather than the vertical one you’ve been running down the side. Perhaps it is some sort of problem at Google where they push through the wrong shape?

Kramer Kramer 4:52 pm 13 Dec 08

Caf & Ari – Can I also ask what OS you are running? Windows XP? Vista? Ubuntu 8.04? OS2?!?

Jazz Jazz 2:18 pm 13 Dec 08

If it makes you feel better Skid, I asked johnboy to put it up.

As i assume the statement you’re referring to is who AllClassified users are as the unqualified one, its only unqualified by you. Am sure there is data to substantiate that claim

Ari Ari 1:06 pm 13 Dec 08

Just happened to me as well. Firefox 2.0.0.something

caf caf 10:31 am 13 Dec 08

Kramer: Firefox 3. I’ve noticed at least one other ad doing it sometimes too – I’ll take a screenshot next time.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 9:54 am 13 Dec 08

el said :

Blackshaw Real Estate now owns it IIRC.

Yes and no. My understanding is that Independent Property Group bought out Peter Blackshaw Real Estate a while back, so Blackshaw is now an employee only for the agency.

However, Peter Blackshaw (and possibly others, I’m not sure) owns allhomes etc.

el el 8:52 am 13 Dec 08

Blackshaw Real Estate now owns it IIRC.

I-filed I-filed 8:42 am 13 Dec 08

By the way – I’ve wondered for a while, who founded allhomes & allclassifieds? Who owns it? Who runs it?

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 11:27 pm 12 Dec 08

I recognise your business case to have the costs of providing support equipment, website and content admin services to a mostly freeloading audience.
And hooray for Allclassifieds for both cost-effectively reaching their message to an audience likely to use their service, engaging a local business for their services, and supporting a community media experiment.

But that one sentence of unqualified provided content does jarringly alter the uh, tone, but not exactly the message, of the other 150 words, considering they’ve been signed by an ordinarily critical journalist and Editor, instead of another part of the RiotCabal or the Sales team, though.

justbands justbands 2:27 pm 12 Dec 08

(haha..see! I can’t even spell!)

justbands justbands 2:27 pm 12 Dec 08

> I am a little surprised by a disclosure being attacked as advertorial. But sadly not very.

I guess we forgot how much smater than us you are JB.

Kramer Kramer 2:11 pm 12 Dec 08

caf said :

Since we’re talking about RiotACT sponsors, has anyone else noticed that the Google Ad for the AIS sometimes places itself over the masthead at the top of the page?

What browser are you running?

S4anta S4anta 11:11 am 12 Dec 08

Speaking of advertorial. How is the search going for the sales gimp?

johnboy johnboy 10:54 am 12 Dec 08

Seeing as we don’t do advertorial it won’t be any test of my skills whatsoever.

I am a little surprised by a disclosure being attacked as advertorial. But sadly not very.

seekay seekay 10:32 am 12 Dec 08

This will be an interesting test of Johnboy’s skill! Classifieds don’t lend themselves to advertorial in the same way as the Canberra Musicians Club.

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