Classifieds Provider Hooks Up With Google Base & Launches VIP User Program

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Online classifieds provider has integrated its listings with Google Base as part of a package of improvements intended to support the strong growth of the site since its public launch in July.'s innovative classifieds service allows visitors to securely buy and pay for items directly from its listings, which are free for sellers.

Online classifieds provider ( has fully integrated its classifieds listings with Google Base and has introduced a package of improvements aimed at consolidating its growing success in the online classifieds market and better meeting the needs of its growing group of high-volume "VIP" sellers.

Upgrades to the software behind the site mean that's listings are now automatically listed in Google Base, bringing a much wider audience to the site and offering a considerable benefit to sellers. is one of the first classified advertising services to use Google Base in this way, and the site's founder Phil Chiu is impressed with the potential Google Base offers for his site, commenting that "traffic and site activity levels have both increased significantly since our Google Base integration went live".

The team has also implemented a number of anti-spam features enabling them to rapidly identify and ban fraudulent posters, protecting buyers from dishonest sellers. Fraudulent sellers can be identified by any combination of IP address, location and e-mail address before being banned from the site.

The site's growth has led an increasing number of high-volume sellers to start selling through the site, and a VIP User program has been introduced to provide enhanced facilities to these users. VIP Users are given a fast-track interface which allows an unlimited number of listings to be prepared in advance, before being published with one click.

To complete the package of changes,'s simple, modern interface has been refreshed and updated to make it easier and more intuitive to use, and has been integrated with the Google Toolbar to enable users to automatically populate forms with their details.

To find out more about's new VIP User services or Google Base integration, contact Phil Chiu or visit


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