You can make featured listings cost $0 (but doing so, in my experience, means that everyone wants and signs up for a featured listing, defeating the point–unless you are controlling it)
The second item we are working on and have planned for a release very, very soon. We’re completing testing, allowing featured listings to have special features that regular listings do not. Stay tuned for that.
You mentioned a release very, very soon which allows featured listings to have special features that regular listings do not. Any news on this? We’re not wanting to launch the site until nofollow is possible for regular listings.
Yes, we are in the middle of testing this right now with a few customers. Once we are certain that things are stable and ready for the public, we’ll make this new premium module available. We’re not quite there yet. Probably early March, barring any complications.