BONQO.com: Seattle's Answer to Craigslist

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States in the Pacific Northwest get a cleaner approach to online classified advertising.

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After much success in the State of California, BONQO.com - the free online classifieds website - is now entering a new phase of their fast and steady growth: The Pacific Northwest. With many more states ahead of them, they have become a formidable player in the online classifieds industry and serious competition for heavyweights like Craigslist.

Established by Ella Internet Technologies, Inc., and based out of Santa Barbara, California, their family-friendly website BONQO.com, represents a change in direction from the approach taken by Craigslist and other more standard online classifieds sites.

According to their spokesperson, Taylor Scott, “our mission is to make online classifieds safe and clean for all users. To achieve this goal, we've found a way to manually screen each and every ad to verify the legitimacy as well as their consistency and completeness, so those who browse our listings aren't likely to be met with possible fraudulent, offensive, adult-oriented or distasteful material.

“Computer filters are not a good substitute for human eyes and intuition,” Mr. Scott explained. ”Our staff do their utmost every single business day of the week to detect and eliminate possible scams before they are published.” He believes since their beginning, their approach to be a safer online classified has led the way to more responsible and family-friendly web postings.

One of the strategic approaches BONQO.com had in mind since the public beta launch in October 2010 is no “Personals” or “Adult Services” categories.

The company announced their launch on June 28, 2011. They are set to expand into the Hawai, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada and Utah marketplaces with this move.

For further inquiries regarding BONQO.com, please contact Taylor Scott at taylor.scott(at)BONQO.com or 805.879.1586.

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