Online Classifieds Tricks and Tips
Ad posting in Online Classifieds is the best way to start your internet marketing journey.
Here are some important tips to fully exploit your classifieds posting, and display them aggressively
to invite huge traffic to your ads. Follow the pointers below carefully and I can guarantee
you good traffic with great exposure to your ad.
1. Choose a relevant Headline (eg. Make Money Online, Maid Wanted:, Garage Sale: ). Headline
with strong powerful words always make an impact. As classified users view hundreds of ads
in a day, catchy headlines is all you need to attract immediate attention.
2. Post as many ads as possible, this is to attract more backlinks to your site. Good
Classifieds Site are regularly indexed by Google and major search engines. Below are some
3. Correct spelling and punctuation is critical. A badly, punctuated; ad, with wlrong
speeling can reealy be a nuisance. You think so too?
4. Include photos all the time, and include as many as you possibly can. Use it. As the
saying goes, a picture tells a thousand words.
5. In no circumstances should you condemn a competitor in your ad description. It is
not up to you to decide if your products or services are better than competitor A's, or not.
Today's buyers are unlike yesteryears'. They are smart, and they will know it if you are trying
too much to hard-sell your stuff.
6. Lastly, plan your Ad. Give some thoughts in the description and headline, pull out
a note book, and scribble on it. Search for the best photo to accompany your ad. Read out loud.
Put yourself in the position of your buyer. Refine and perfect it. Do NOT rush into typing
your first ad without a plan, your ad will Fail eventually.
"Bullet Advertising" - Online Classifieds
Recommended Classified Sites are your best weapon and I will call them "Machine Guns"
(spray the bullets to all relevant categories, as many as you can). Every Ad is a bullet and
every potential visitor is your target. Armed with the most versatile weapon in the world,
you are now ready to put it on "Auto" mode. Each bullet has deep penetration (ie. well written
description about your product⁄services with photos) and targeted visitors will come swarming
to your website⁄blog⁄product⁄affiliate page. Its easy, low cost and best of
all, it is on "AutoPilot".
Online Classifieds VS Pay-Per-Click
As we all know, PPC is one of the most common advertising method used by almost all internet
marketers. Google's Adword claims supreme in this playground. However, do you know how much
$$ one has to spend on PPC to get targeted⁄genuine results? Do you know there are keywords
with obscene bid price? Statistics shows 20-35 percent of PPC are fraud clicks and Google is keeping
quiet, basically, they can't do much. Paid Classifieds advertising is only a fraction compared
to PPC which one has to pay through his pants. Most paid classifieds do not go by clicks but
time period (eg. per week⁄month).
Online Classifieds VS Forums
No doubt, Forums are a good source of traffic building, but frankly, forums are not for
everyone. Firstly, one must be "pro active" in forums, which means you will need to spend hell
lot of time, every single day, walking through all treads, understanding the culture and last
but not least, posting a "sensible new tread" or a "reply", and trying to get "Popular"...
No Spammy messages or you will be shot down by forum's moderator, and to the extent of banning
your account.. Online Classified eliminates all the above, and best of all, giving "Autopilot"
advertising which forums cannot provide.