Craigslist is not free anymore – you have to pay to post gigs and resumes too

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Update June 2018: Craigslist doubles its fees, increasing the $5 fee to post in the USA to $10 in popular cities like New York and San Francisco.

Did you post your Craigslist gig or resume before their March 15 updates?  If so, you might not have noticed their fee changes yet.  Craigslist is no longer known as the nice free website you can post free classifieds or resumes/services offered on, while wondering how they make their money since there are no ads (until they made the change to charge for the jobs categories).  Nope, now they are charging the little guys too, not just the companies with open full-time/part-time positions to post.  Each post in the gigs or resume/services offered sections in the US and selected CA areas will be charged too.  Sucks, but there can be a silver lining for some.

So, each poster on craigslist in the US has paid a fee.  We know from dating sites that this does not mean less spam or fake posts, or even scams.  But, so far it is looking to mean less posts on Craigslist.  Comparing the number of posts from just 1 day of their rule change, there are lots more posts on March 14 than March 15.  So if you’re looking for a job, it can mean less posts to read through.

And if you are into making websites, it could mean an opening for you to make the next big Craigslist classifieds directory and/or listings directory that is free, and even stays free perhaps.

You can opt to make your website 100% free and earn profits through advertising.  A good example of this is the largest totally free dating site/app Friends Match Me – built on UltimateWB!

You can opt to make posting on your website free, and charge for special add-ons, like highlighting the ad, featuring the ad, or allowing photos/videos to be added for a small fee.  Good examples of websites that utilize this business model are:

Gym Chat Classifieds: www.gymchat.com/classifieds

Gym Chat Listings Directory: www.gymchat.com/listings

Get Print Quotes: www.getprintquotes.com

Carelister classifieds & directory for care jobs: www.carelister.com

Yes, all these websites are built on UltimateWB!

It’s a good time to get started on creating your own free classifieds or directory website!  And UltimateWB makes it super easy with our built-in classifieds app and built-in listings directory app.  No experience necessary.

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UltimateWB 4.9 software upgrade for all website builder versions

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You can check out the newest UltimateWB software versions on our online Demos available under the Resources tab on our website  at ultimatewb.com.

The UltimateWB 4.9 software upgrade is for all 5 of our website builder versions: Promo, PromoU, Lite, Essentials+, and Full.  The updates include:

SEO Update: All Versions

CSS Styles Update: All Versions

Facebook Social Meta Tags Update: Full Version

If you are hosting with UltimateWB, email us if you would like your account upgraded for you to the newest website builder version.   You can also download the newest updates from your UltimateWB account Downloads section.

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UltimateWB Full 4.8 upgrade released!

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We have made some coding updates for the UltimateWB Full version.  You can play around with the new version on the Demo page, and check out what’s new here.

If you have a hosted account with UltimateWB with the Full version and active updates, please email if you would like the upgrade to be installed on your account, free of charge.  You can also download the UltimateWB Full software upgrade on your UltimateWB account, via the Downloads section.

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Warmest wishes for a very happy holiday season and new year!

This year we have upgraded all UltimateWB web hosting packages to include free SSL.  If you are hosting your website with UltimateWB and have not yet confirmed you would like the free upgrade to SSL, please email us.  Not hosting with us yet?  You can find our web hosting packages under the “Purchase & Download” tab at ultimatewb.com .

Also this year, we are excited that three websites built on the UltimateWB platform, and featured on our Showcase page at www.ultimatewb.com/showcase , have successfully launched smartphone apps on Google Play and the App Store.

Friends Match Me - Totally free dating app
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Get app on Google Play Download app on the Apple store

Shout Out Universe - Send your messages to the Universe and help others send their messages too!
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Get app on Google PlayDownload app on the Apple store

Me We Too - Find out who’s like You!
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Get app on Google Play Download app on the Apple store

All versions of UltimateWB software include the Responsive app for a user-friendly experience on mobile devices and devices of varying sizing.  While we do not include built-in smartphone apps in UltimateWB software, customized smartphone apps can be built for your website using the same database as your website, for a seamless user experience.  You can get more info on custom smartphone apps built on the UltimateWB database at RE Designs.

We are accepting new Ultimate Web Builder feature requests for review!  You can get more info on how feature requests are reviewed and implemented at www.ultimatewb.com/request-features .

Please follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ultimatewb and Twitter at https://twitter.com/uwbsoftware !

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Free Friday Shipping is today, and 10% off all UltimateWB software!

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You can find the Free Friday Shipping offer on a lot of online stores today, and on UltimateWB you can get 10% off all versions of UltimateWB software!  Use promo code 10FridayFreeShipping to redeem the offer for your website builder, on the UltimateWB View Cart page.   One-day sale!

10 percent off website builder

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Newest Mac Operating System has security hole: how to avoid getting hacked

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If your Mac is using that latest Operating System (OS) version, Mac OS Sierra, your computer may be hackable due to a security flaw Apple is trying to resolve asap.  Security researchers disclosed the bug Tuesday that allows anyone from anywhere to hack into your computer remotely just by logging in as “root” for the username, and leaving the password field blank – after clicking the unlock button twice anyone can have unauthorized access to your computer and files.  It may be also a good way to get into your computer if you forgot your password – but a better way would be to use Apple’s 2-way authenticate feature to retrieve/reset your passwords.

Apple released the following statement on the issue, with advice on how to avoid getting hacked until the bug is resolved:

We are working on a software update to address this issue. In the meantime, setting a root password prevents unauthorized access to your Mac. To enable the Root User and set a password, please follow the instructions here. If a Root User is already enabled, to ensure a blank password is not set, please follow the instructions from the ‘Change the root password’ section.
(“Do you have the newest Mac operating system? Anyone can hack you right now“, ABC7 News)

Good advice to follow if you are running the latest Mac OS.

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Etsy marketplace getting tougher on sellers, move on to Etsy Alternative

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With Etsy having to answer to its stock holders since its IPO two and a half years ago, sellers on the marketplace are feeling the strain of an ever-changing platform:

While Etsy’s cut of sales hasn’t changed, it does offer services like promoted listings, which began in 2014, that eat into already-tight profit margins. Now, more than half of the site’s revenue now comes from services used by sellers, a shift concurrent with individual artists noticing their own sales slow, even though Etsy’s gross merchandise sales are up 13.2 percent year-over-year in Q3.
(via “Etsy’s Evolution Strains Sellers -
After a lackluster IPO, longterm shopkeepers notice shifts.”)

Etsy alternative for sellers: don’t pay your cut of sales to Etsy when you create your own e-commerce website.  Try UltimateWB – all the built-in apps you need to customize your customers’ shopping experience to buy YOUR items.  A one-time only cost for the website builder software, and your website is YOURS.  Keep your website online by purchasing your own custom domain name and web hosting packages starting at under $5/month on UltimateWB.  Because the website is yours, you don’t lose your website when you decide to take a break on your web hosting, unlike other e-commerce website builders, like Shopify or Volusion (which also take a cut of your sales, unlike UltimateWB).  Compare here.

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