The online classifieds market is expanding rapidly and is a market-oriented opportunity for advertising in all areas. In this post, I share with you a List of free classified ads sites – worldwide. In a previous article, I shared with you a List of free classified ads sites – without registration.
I must say that the pages from this current list, unlike the previous one, I have not yet tested. First, I decided to advertise on sites from the previous list. If you are interested to find out more about What are classified ads sites, the Advantages and disadvantages of advertising on classified ads sites, and how to post a free ad, welcome to check out my previous post.
Most of these sites do not require registration to post an ad, as they want to make the use of advertising services and the user experience as simple and attractive as possible. But as I mentioned, I haven’t checked these sites yet, so some may need registration.
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How to make your ad more attractive and visible to a targeted audience
Here are some tips for making your ad more attractive and visible to a targeted audience with a few examples for the call to action.
Select the target group, category and subcategory
It is easier to write an ad or an advertising message if you know exactly to who you are writing it. You can address your message directly to those who need your service or product. This way, the ad is more personalized and has more depth for potential customers.
It is also important that you post your ad in the relevant and right category and subcategory. This way, you’ll ensure that your ad is visible to the target audience looking for services and products in that particular category.
Make your title stand out
The headline is basically the most important part of your classified ad, as it is the first thing your audience reads. The title should not be too long, and it should attract the target audience with an attractive and strong message. Include in the title also keyword so people can find your ads easily.
Audiences will not read the rest of your ad unless your title catches their attention. So I mention again that the title, not just the description in the ad, must be tailored to your target audience.
Carefully formulate your message
Before you start writing your ad, take a look at competing ads to get an idea of what such an ad should look like. As already mentioned, you need to attract the reader with the title to read the full ad. Describe your product or service accurately. In the description, be brief, direct, and reader-oriented. The reader must feel that you are addressing him. Use clear and simple language.
Before you end with a call to action, you must decide what actions you want your customers to take, and when. There are lots of possible actions you could propose.
Call to Action (CTA)
Be sure to provide a strong call to action. That is your real goal. CTA has to be clear, so your readers know exactly what they have to do next. Your CTA will be powerful if you inform people (what) and motivate (why).
Sign up – you can invite your potential customers to sign up for a free trial, online course, or upcoming event.
Join us – you can invite people to join you in a group or discussion on some social network or website.
Subscribe – readers can be invited to subscribe for newsletters, updates, upcoming events, receiving tips and Info about something.
Try for free – this option allows people to try a service or product for free before deciding to purchase or paid membership.
Get started – it can be similar to CTA as a free trial, which encourages people to get active, for example, through online courses, training, and virtual reality experiences.
Learn more – you invite readers to read more about a particular subject and gain additional and useful information.
Call a number – sometimes it makes sense to provide a phone number and motivate people to call.
Book an appointment – is a direct invitation to the booking campaign.
Making a purchase – is a direct invitation to purchase a product or service.
Click the button – can be used in combination with almost all CTA examples. The easiest action for the reader is to click on the button, which then brings him to the page where he can join, order, buy, or subscribe.
Add the appropriate picture
At first glance, images attract much more attention than words. So choose the best picture with relevance to your advertisement. On some pages, you can add up to three, and on some even up to five images, so take the opportunity to get people to read your ad with image material as well.
List of free classified ads sites – worldwide
I started my classified ad strategy a few weeks ago with the first version of the ad. I’ve updated it in the meantime following the tips I share in this post, and my ad really looks clearer, informative, and professional. With a strong call to action.
In this post, I shared the second list of free classified sites – worldwide, which I have not tried yet because I first started advertising on sites from the previous post. But I will definitely start testing these sites in the next phase.
I wonder what your opinion is about this type of advertising, the experience of those who already advertise on these free ad sites. Do you use different forms of promotion and which one is your favorite or most effective? Thanks for the feedback.
All the best,