DoItYourself.com

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DoItYourself.com
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Founded 1995
Website www.DoItYourself.com

DoItYourself.com is a leading website for do it yourself information and an active online community for do it yourself enthusiasts, or "DIYers," to exchange information, tips and advice.

History[edit]

DoItYourself.com was founded in 1995 by David Goldsholle, a former home improvement store owner, as an online community for DIYers.[1] The original focus of the site was major home improvement topics, and these topics continue to be the primary focus. The site has expanded to include car repair, event planning, personal finance] and a range of other DIY activities. The site now claims more than 3 million visitors per month.[2] The site also features an active discussion forum with a membership of more than 155,000.,[3][4][5] The site was acquired Internet Brands in January 2007. Some articles are written by retired contractors who teach DIY topics such as drywall repairs, painting and remodeling,[6] and the site's discussion forum moderators include DIY experts and retired contractors.[7]

In 2007, the site launched a "green" section on environmentally friendly home improvement and repair.[8]

Recognitions and Awards[edit]

  • In February 2009, the site was selected as one of the "Top 10 improvement sites" by iAfrica.com.[9]
  • In January 2009, PlanetGreen.com named it as one of the "Top 10 Sites for Do It Yourself Projects" [10]
  • In 2006, CNNMoney.com selected it as one of the top real estate sites, calling the site a place to "satisfy your inner Bob Vila".[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ OnlineMarketWorld. "DoItYourself.com Founder". 
  2. ^ Smart Money. "Blogging Stocks, Do It Yourself Car Repairs". 
  3. ^ New York Times (2001-06-13). "Providing Fixer-Uppers with Tips, Tools, and T.L.C.". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  4. ^ Chicago Tribune. "Saving online". [dead link]
  5. ^ CNNMoney (2004-03-10). "Savings Tips". Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  6. ^ Houston Chronicle. "Saving on Repairs". 
  7. ^ Los Angeles Times (2001-01-14). "DIYers, The Web Is Your Friend". The Los Angeles Times. 
  8. ^ Los Angeles Times. "DIY Green". The Los Angeles Times. [dead link]
  9. ^ iAfrica.com. "Top 10 improvement sites". 
  10. ^ PlanetGreen.com. "Top 10 Sites for Do It Yourself Projects". 
  11. ^ CNNMoney (2006-05-12). "Best Real Estate Sites". Retrieved 2010-05-01.