CDK's purchase of Auto/Mate may create a major disruption in the dealer management system (DMS) industry. Here is our take. DOWNLOAD
Ok, why would any website drive away content contributors? Even with all the spammers, over listers, scammers and so on, Craigslist is a content monster. It has a walking ton of content for the bots to consume to orgasmic levels. The idea of curtailing this can only be driven by one thing, increase cash reserves to look better for investors. You see, even if they loose millions of listings, the remaining listers are paying up. This means instead of collecting nothing from millions of content drivers, they collect thousands from customers. Would you rather invest in customers or content? That's right, customers. The problem is, you can't take a FREE site and convert it to a pay to play site. You see as the content level dramatically drops so too does the unique visitors. Poeple like to have a giant selection not a limited slection from dealers who are the most expensive retailers to offset the cost. So, as a short term gain, good job Craigslist, as a business plan, GOOD LUCK WITH THAT! The only people that will absolutely benefit from this move are the Auto Trader.com, Vehix.com, cars.com, you get the idea. Mark this blog, I say this move will not hold.