701 Search launches

19 May is the latest Online Classified website to make its presence in the Philippines to serve the local and expatriate community. Since its public launch on 2 March 2009, has attracted more 7,000 live advertisements and is serving almost 10M pageviews per month. Its growth is poised to make it the leading general classified portal in the country.

The adoption of the commonly used term “AyosDtio” which means “Ok Here” reflects the company’s confidence that users will have a positive experience with the website to help them with their online classifieds needs. is managed by 701Search, Inc, incorporated in November 2008 as a subsidiary of 701 Search Pte Ltd, which was established in Sept 2006 as a joint venture between Southeast Asia’s leading media organization Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) and Norwegian media group Schibsted ASA.

In line with its thrust to be the most preferred general classified portal, launches its promotional activity titled “Post And Win”. The promo starts on May 8 and will run until June 31, 2009. To get a chance to win, advertisers must post an ad within the promo period to earn a ticket. There will be 7 weekly draws and one grand draw which will be held on July 1. All draws will be done electronically. The ad placement is for free and advertisers will also get a chance to win IPODs, HP mini notebook, digital camera for the weekly draws. Grand prize winners can choose an iPhone or a 3 days 2 nights trip for two to any of the following destinations: Singapore, Hongkong, Boracay, or Palawan.

Unlike many of the online classified sites that are available to the local Filipino populace, offers four distinct advantages over the other industry players.

1) Clean,concise, and user-friendly interface. Buyers and sellers can easily search for items of their choice via the search fields of either product category or region. Because of the ease in navigation, has received positive reviews and support from users and advertisers.
2) Nationwide scope with Regional clustering. This offers a convenient reference for buyers and sellers to target the relevant populace within their same locality. The website has the map of the Philippines on its home page, with its 16 regions and provinces marked out for ease of use.
3) Moderated advertisement postings. All product listings are reviewed and moderated to ensure that only bona-fide high-quality product and service advertisements are listed. Advertisements offering prohibited and pirated items and unwholesome services will not be published. Currently, offers eight broad categories of popular items – Vehicles, Properties, Electronics, Home and Personal Items, Leisure/Sports/Hobbies, Business-to- Business, Jobs and Services, and others.
4) No membership or registration required. is created as a hassle-free and effective platform for Filipinos to buy and sell at their convenience. offers a compelling platform for the sellers with a far-reaching e-marketplace of ready buyers and in turn, gives buyers access to an extensive listings of products and services. We are committed to grow this website to be the premier one-stop shop for Filipinos to conveniently buy and sell anytime and anywhere within the Philippines.” Said Mr. Jose Manuel Pabalan, General Manager of 701Search (Philippines) Inc.

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Posted by on May 19, 2009 in Technology


One response to “701 Search launches

  1. Lea C. Walker

    February 20, 2010 at 7:26 am

    From what we have experienced, Ayosdito is number 1 in customer complaints and dissatisfactory service. After having several proplems with the site we tried to contact customer service and technical departments on several occasions with no reply. Now the site will not even attempt to let us post, giving the excuse that we are using a foreign I.P which is untrue. I guess if you ever complain to Ayosdito you are banned for life?


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