After conducting months of research towards developing an online Marketplace, Mjmls.com initiated beta-release of a new Classified Advertising Venue (http://www.mjmls.com). With several modifications to the Mjmls Website, users will now see the Classifieds as the main page at Mjmls.com. The original Web Directory, has been moved to a Sub-domain on the server, but is still available for Webmasters to promote their Site through a, “Link-Exchange”.
Michael Medeiros, the founder of Mjmls.com, obtained services through Geodesic Solutions, A Limited Liability Company in Software Development (http://www.geodesicsolutions.com), for the release of the Classifieds segment. The Classified application utilizes the PHP Language, enabling an easy to use interface. James Park, Geodesic Enterprise Developer, stated, “The benchmarks of the PHP/MySql application are comparable to any other scripting language and data storage, especially when compared to the expense of hosting the application”. Mr. Medeiros believes that the PHP/MySql application will deliver convenient features, while the reduced operating expense will allow Mjmls.com to remain competitive among its competitors, as it progresses into the future.
Geodesic Solutions, is providing continued support of the Database application, as the Classifieds are being developed. The Mjmls Classifieds are currently open for advertisers, as the staff released Beta Development. While there are no fees for advertising, or attached to the sale of an item, Mjmls.com is relying on utilization of enhanced features for continued support of the domain. These optional features include Better Placement of ads, Featured Ads, Attention-getter Graphics, and Bold Text. Arrangements have been made with 2checkout.com and PayPal.com, to accept secure online payments for these optional features.
Previous users of Mjmls.com can find the Web Directory in its new location, http://links.mjmls.com. The directory has only one modification, but Mr. Medeiros stated, “A new facelift is in order”. The original Directory served as a place for Webmasters to list their Website, through a link-exchange, and for end-users to locate businesses and information on the Internet. Mr. Medeiros went on to say, “With the Beta-release of the New Classifieds, the directory will now be displaying one featured advertisement. The Ad Display is a summary of the actual advertisement. It is relatively smaller than most common banners”. Mr. Medeiros still intends for the directory to serve as a free portal for users to find a variety of valuable Internet Sites.
The Mjmls Classifieds currently offer a variety Marketing Venues, but they intend to keep Website promotion within the Directory. Businesses and individuals may advertise items for sale in a variety of categories. These categories include Automobiles, Real Estate, Electronics, Boats, Motorcycles, and Recreational Vehicles. In addition, there is a category for Businesses to advertise their, “Storefront,” in the Classifieds (Business). The Mjmls Staff intends to update the Category structure through user comments and suggestions.
To begin advertising, a user is required to create an advertiser account by registering. Once registered, users can place multiple advertisements. End-users can contact advertisers through the ads, get directions to their business or items for sale (Utilizes MapQuest.com), forward ads to friends or family, and save advertisements for later comparison. In addition, the site offers an account manager. Advertisers can easily monitor advertisements in the classifieds. The account manager will reveal the number of views, replies, and times an end-user forwarded the ad to a friend or family member. Mr. Medeiros commented, “Geodesic Solutions has provided many useful tools for our End-users and Advertisers. We plan to be implementing different options as the Website progresses. This will help ensure that Classifieds remain fully functional when development is complete”.
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