The Gumtree Blog

How to report an ad on Gumtree

Wednesday 26 September 2012, by

We work around the clock to try and keep Gumtree as clean and safe as can be, but with over 2 million ads live at any one time, it can be a little tricky. You might occasionally see an ad that makes you think twice – perhaps the language doesn’t seem quite right? Maybe it …read more

Gumtree Website Updates

Wednesday 26 September 2012, by

Remember how a couple of months ago we talked about making things more helpful for our Gummies? We’re always looking for new ways to do so, and as such we’ve some new features on to share with you this week. First up… The new “post an ad” page Customer feedback tells us that posting …read more

Support a young artist fundraising on Gumtree!

Monday 24 September 2012, by

Get ready – we’ve found a great story that Gumtree fans will LOVE. At only four years old, Dundee’s Calvin Graves is doing his bit for charity by selling his sketches here on Calvin saw a televised charity appeal for children less fortunate than him and told his father that he wanted to help… …read more

British jobseekers choose cash over career

Monday 24 September 2012, by

Job-hunting… a phrase that strikes fear and trepidation into the hearts of many. Where do you even begin? Well, it seems that folks across the UK certainly know what they want when it comes to working life, and here at Gumtree we’ve put together an awesome infographic outlining just that. As you can see, a …read more

Become a super seller

Friday 20 July 2012, by

Tips for being a great seller We want you all to have a great experience on Gumtree, and that includes getting loads of replies to your ads. So to help you along, we’d like to offer a few tips on how to be a great seller.   Creating a great ad… Be… obvious! The title …read more

Modest Brits have a job to sell themselves

Monday 25 June 2012, by

… but Gumtree can help! British modesty and our reserved nature is holding back jobseekers from finding a job ‘Oh err I hear you say’!  Apparently employers claim that nearly half (42 per cent) of job candidates regularly undersell themselves, and a third of job seekers (28 per cent) downplay their skills and capabilities in …read more

Guest blog post – The importance of microchipping

Monday 11 June 2012, by

June is National Microchipping Month, during which charities and animal welfare organisations will be promoting the benefits of microchipping across theUK. Thousands of much-loved family pets go missing every year and sadly many of them never find their way home. If they’re lucky they’ll go to an animal charity and be adopted by a new …read more

Yey, Gumtree’s iPhone app hits 1 million downloads in under 4 months!

Friday 8 June 2012, by

We’re celebrating at Gumtree HQ because our free iPhone app has now hit 1 million downloads in just 112 days! Currently sitting at number 2 in the lifestyle apps category, and 34 overall, it’s great to see that downloads show no signs of slowing down just yet. Boasting more than 1 million live ads at …read more

Do It Yourself – Bank holiday weekend

Friday 1 June 2012, by

With the next bank holiday weekend starting in just a few hours, do you know what you will be doing?  Will you be watching the boats on the Thames?  Holding your own Royal party? Or organising a street party for your community? Or will you be making the most out of the extra days, fixing …read more