RealTime IT News

Classifieds2000 Will Supply Online Classifieds to Switchboard

Classifieds2000 Inc., a provider of free, real-time, classified advertising on the Internet, reported it will provide users of the Switchboard Internet Directory with easy access to its database of classified ads.

Under terms of the agreement, Classifieds2000 will create a co-branded version of its service for Switchboard that will be integrated across Switchboard's Web site.

Switchboard visitors will have to the more than 1.5 million classified advertising listings from Classifieds2000 in such diverse categories as automobiles, rentals, real estate, employment, personals and general merchandise. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Classifieds2000 Network includes more than 115 distribution partner Web sites, including 12 of the top 20 sites on the Internet (as measured by Media Metrix), the company said.

"Classifieds2000 is a great addition to Switchboard, giving our members the quickest route to an extensive variety of online classifieds," said Douglas McIntyre, president of Switchboard.

In the Business Category search, the Switchboard search results will be integrated with the Classifieds2000 service, which means that when users click on the classifieds link, it takes them to a classifieds search page that already knows each user's location and category selection.

Switchboard, which claims more than 40 million searches each month, is a majority owned subsidiary of Banyan Systems Inc.