Finn.no

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Finn.no
Web address www.finn.no
Available in Norwegian
Owner Schibsted, Polaris Media
Launched March 2000
Alexa rank 6 (February 2012)

Finn.no is a Norwegian classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, housing, cars, for sale, travel, and services. The website was established in March 2000, and currently has 320 employees. This is the largest Norwegian website in the number of page views, and has around 3.5 million users a week according to TNS Gallup. Norwegians spent an average of 19.5 hours each on the website in 2011.

History[edit]

In the mid to late 1990s Internet websites such as StepStone Online and Eiendomsnett took over much of the classified market in Norway, which affected the revenue of the regional newspapers. As a result, the regional newspapers formed an alliance and established a website for classified advertisements named "vis@avisen". This was mainly a technical collaboration that was created to offer their existing customers an Internet solution.

The regional newspapers found "vis@visen" to be unsuccessful and therefore decided to establish a separate company for classified ads – Finn.no AS. The company was launched on 20 March 2000. The company soon had tremendous growth as there were few similar players in the market.

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