When it comes to marketing your business online, classified ads are your friend. The more classified ads your place, the better the chance of increasing the traffic to your website. It’s all about quantity. The great news is that there are literally hundreds of websites that allow you to place a classified ad for free. Also the majority of the websites will run your online classified ad for at least a month. Some websites will let you run your ad for up to 6 months. This is great because once you’ve created a quality listing for your business and placed it on a site, you don’t have to go back and re-submit the ad for months.
When most people think about internet advertising using free classified ads, they think about Craigslist however there are way more options available that you can use to market your business. This is especially necessary because all too often companies that place ads on Craigslist for business opportunities get deleted and then the online business owner finds themselves going back and relisting ads over and over again.
To get started on finding additional online free classified ad websites, do a Google search for “free classified ads”. Some of the websites may require you to create an account however many will allow you to start posting without any account creation requirements. When I have to create an account, I tend to use the same username and password if possible. This allows me to easily remember my login information when I revisit the website.
I would recommend you write one good description of your business/website and cut and paste that same description on each of the classified websites. You may have to tweak it a little but for the most part you should be able to cut and paste the same description and that will save you some work.
When creating your description, be sure to use very “keyword rich” content. Since most online classified websites limit the characters in your description you need to make sure that you make the most of your space. You should carefully select words that will give your ads the best chance of being ranked highly in search engines.
Keep in mind that every time you place an online ad with a link to your website that creates a reciprocal link. Google tends to rank websites that have lots of reciprocal links higher that others. The reasoning behind this that if other websites find your content good enough to link back to you, then your content must be of a higher quality.
Free online classified ads are especially great for the online business owner who is starting up and may be on a shoestring budget. Going forward, make it a personal goal to post at least one new classified ad daily.