Traffic Generation With Classified Advertising

Using Classified Advertising To Drive Traffic

Classified advertising is a form of advertising which is particularly common in newspapers, online and other periodicals which may be sold or distributed free of charge. Classified advertisements are much cheaper than larger display advertisements used by businesses,although display advertising is more widespread. According to William A. Cohen, classified ads will bring “a greater return on your investment”, dollar for dollar, than investments in display advertising, direct mail, or other media. In recent years the term “classified advertising” or “classified ads” has expanded from
merely the sense of print advertisements in periodicals to include similar types of advertising on computer services, radio, and even television, particularly cable television but occasionally broadcast television as well, with the latter occurring typically very early in the morning hours. Like most forms of printed media, the classified ad has found its way to the Internet, as newspapers have taken their classified ads online and new groups have discovered the benefits of classified advertising.



One of the most popular classified websites, by far, is They have a services section where it says Small Biz Ads where you can place your ad. You can go to your local area. You can go to another random Craigslist and post an ad, post a link to your free blog, put in your affiliate link, etc. You can leverage Craigslist for your business because it does get lots of traffic. You can also browse through their discussion forms in a given niche market. Another popular site is This is a good place for you to potentially get website traffic. You can post ads, you can get ads related to your niche market, and you can post there as well.

One of the popular sites is They have a free option, gold and premium that you have to pay for. With the free option you will be very limited. You won’t be able to submit your links. You will be able to tell people to contact you to get a free e-book for example on a given topic. This will give you exposure. Then they can email you. Notice they say website addressed is restricted for free accounts.Make sure you use your keywords so that you can maximize the traffic you do get. You can put an image in there but you do have to pay, and it doesn’t say how much. Again, you are very limited here with a free account.


On Craigslist, you can put in your links with free accounts. You can also go to Google and type in Free Classified Sites and get those top sites. I like doing it in quotes as it will only target those with those specific keywords.I do like getting traffic from classified advertising sites. You will need to make a note of when you post the ads too. You may have to renew it in 5 days or 7 days. It depends on how that website is set up.

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