Now Provides Users with Greater Safety and Usability Features

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Geebo is a premiere online community and classified service for most cities throughout the US.

There is a choice when it comes to classified ads services - and it's just gotten better. In response to growing concerns about dangerous and illicit activities on other classifieds sites,, a McLean, Virginia based classifieds ads web site company, has recently stepped up its efforts to provide a safer, friendlier alternative.

"Our long term strategy has always been the development of safe, friendly, easy-to-use community sites," said founder and CEO, Greg Collier. "The two things that matter most when you're buying, selling, or looking for work on a community classifieds site are: 1.) a positive experience, and 2.) quality results. At, we deliver both."

Recent improvements to include new search bars at the top of the page that make searching simpler. There are no annoying ads, pop-ups, or moving elements to distract the visitor. And the home page currently carries just one ad: for Samoa Tsunami Relief efforts - a rare advertisement that is in keeping with the Geebo philosophy. What most dramatically distinguishes from its competition, however, is the fact that the staff carefully monitor posting activity to make the user experience as safe and enjoyable as possible.

A main focus of is supporting local communities and providing positive online interaction - and this goal extends beyond the web site itself. "From the beginning, we wanted to provide support for communities in need," said Collier. "We have provided financial support in many communities, and we enjoy the opportunities we have to encourage community-building, which has taken the form of help to organizations ranging from the Child and Family Institute to Our goal has always been to align our classified advertising with other positive social forces and activities in the communities we serve. We are intentional about making a safer, friendlier alternative."

Collier is serious about providing a positive social force for community-building. In an unprecedented move for this industry, he waived all of's employer job-posting fees ($75 per posting) for the month of May, 2009 in order to provide support to businesses and jobseekers during a period of national economic crisis and extremely high unemployment.

In order to provide more value for users, Collier has developed many partnerships, including arrangements with Google base, MySpace, Twitterjobsearch, Diversity-jobs and These partnerships enable to provide more job listings and classified ads in every category - making search results much richer than would be possible for single classifieds site. Geebo has recently added Tweetmart to their list of partners, an arrangement designed to use Twitter for even faster job posting and recruitment. provides local residents with a simple, effective way to buy a home, sell a car, find a new job, and more. The increasingly popular site is free to individual users to advertise as well as search. Users are also able to automate their searches by utilizing an e-mail notification system called AdWatch or by subscribing to an RSS feed. These features keep the user search active even after they leave the site.

Headquartered in McLean, VA, is the popular classified advertising site with the focus on a friendlier, safer community experience. went live in January, 2000 in Sacramento, California. Since then, the site has expanded to more than 140 communities nationwide. Located on the web at

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