The Gumtree Blog

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Overtime

Monday 10 December 2012, by

It’s a well-known fact that Christmas can be an expensive time of year, but here at, we wanted to find out just how costly it is and what the average UK adult is doing to afford this years’ festivities. We’ve run some research and the results make for some interesting reading… While the average …read more

Home Rental is Where the Heart Is

Thursday 6 December 2012, by

We know that lots of you use to both find and furnish your flats and houses, so we decided to run some research to find out more about trends in renting in the UK today. Because affording a home is out of reach for many people, it’s no surprise to see that many of …read more

Keep Safe at Xmas

Friday 23 November 2012, by

We want to wish you all a very merry Christmas, and a happy and prosperous new year. And whether you come to us to for a new job, to sell your unwanted Christmas presents, or to buy a new exercise bike to keep your new year resolution, we want you to stay safe. We’ll be …read more

Gumtree hearts pets!

Tuesday 20 November 2012, by

We’re all animal lovers here at, and have been keenly listening to your feedback and views on our ‘Pets for Sale’ category. It’s been a part of the site that’s attracted lots of attention and feedback – ranging from families emailing us to tell us how pleased they are to have found a lovely …read more

A look back at Get Safe Online Week

Monday 12 November 2012, by

A message from Tony Neate, CEO of Get Safe Online. Last month we saw the annual event that is Get Safe Online Week.  We hope that you heard about it, and helped share your safety tips and advice. The theme for this year’s campaign was ‘Click & Tell’ – a great way to help other …read more

Gumtree get behind Get Safe Online Week

Tuesday 30 October 2012, by

Last week was Get Safe Online Week, and Gumtree were pleased to support this ongoing campaign for online safety. The theme for this year’s Week was ‘Click & Tell’. It’s a great way you can help other people to protect themselves and in the process find out more for yourself about how to stay safe …read more

Making easier for sellers

Tuesday 30 October 2012, by

In recent weeks we’ve made a few changes to the site, which will hopefully make selling even easier on We’ve updated the form you fill in to post an ad, and nearly half of you are now advertising using this new method. Read more here. You can now add a website to your ads, …read more

Making easier for buyers

Tuesday 30 October 2012, by

In recent weeks we’ve made a couple of changes to the site, which will hopefully make searching easier on We’ve added a feature called ‘Related searches’, which presents you with a few similar options when you’re looking around. You can see it underneath the search bar, and hopefully it will help you to find …read more

Add your website address to an ad

Wednesday 10 October 2012, by

This week we launched a new feature, that lets you add a website address to any ad that you post on the site. This could be ideal if you’d like to drive more traffic to your website, or if you want to show users more information than Gumtree lets you. You simply add your address …read more

Girls need a guide when it comes to buying a car

Friday 5 October 2012, by

  For many, buying a car will be the second biggest purchase after a house. Yet a new study by us into the nation’s car-purchasing habits reveals that UK adults aren’t conducting adequate research before investing in a new motor – and women in particular could be leaving themselves open to buying a blooper. Check …read more