Closes Personals Section as Precautionary Measure

Share Article closes its personals section effective immediately.

Consistent with its longstanding focus on social responsibility, ( will permanently shut down its personals section effective immediately.

“We have taken a socially responsible approach toward classified ads from the beginning,” said Geebo CEO Greg Collier. “Since we launched Geebo in 2000, we have never had any problems with illegal activity. However, in light of the current problems on other sites, we are being proactive in taking this preventative action.”

“Our focus is, and has always been, the local community. The closing of the personals section is a reasonable next step to take in order to protect the communities we serve,” said Collier. “While our clean, useful dating section has been problem-free, we have taken notice of our competitors’ increasing problems related to alleged illegal activity and human rights violations in recent months. As our competitors’ problems grow, we want to ensure that no illegal activity migrates to our site. We are, and always have been, committed to providing the safest, most socially responsible classifieds experience possible.” ( has a long history of social responsibility. The company provides a high level of safeguards, including both automated and manual screening of all ads before they go live on the site. In one of many steps, content is screened through a proprietary filter that utilizes keyword lists provided by the Center for Missing and Exploited Children and a variety of law enforcement agencies.

Geebo has a long history of community service as well. The site offers free postings to nonprofits. And, in addition to job postings, also provides volunteer listings from The site has also made donations to local charities and events, provided support for causes such as the Katrina disaster, Samoa Tsunami relief and Haiti earthquake efforts, and even waived its $75 employer job posting fees during a period of national economic challenge. provides local residents with a simple, effective way to buy a home, sell a car, find a job, volunteer in the community, and more. The increasingly popular site is free to individual users to advertise as well as search. Because is relatively inexpensive for employers, it has carved out a niche with 18 – 34 year olds as well as entry-to-midlevel job advertisements.

In order to provide the greatest possible value to users, has ongoing arrangements with a wide variety of similar web sites. These partnerships enable to provide more content in every category, making’s search results exceptionally useful for the user, and the sales and recruitment results even better for the advertiser.

About is the popular classified advertising web site with a focus on social responsibility. went live in January, 2000 in Sacramento, California. Since then, the company has moved its base of operations to McLean, Virginia and has expanded its presence to more than 150 communities nationwide.


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