List Of High Traffic Classified Ads Websites
Here is a my list of the highest traffic classified sites where you are not wasting your time if you place an ad. People actually go to these sites, view ads, and buy stuff all the time. There is no site here with an Alexa of under 150k. I have visited each site. There are no "junk" sites or poorly managed classifieds.
A huge advantage to posting your ads to these sites is that many have affiliates and/or partners who place their feeds of ads on their sites. So by placing your ads on each site essentially your ads will be seen on thousands of other sites. Generally ads go for 30 days. You also have upgrade options for more exposure. Let me know what you think on my blog post here.
1) a2zidx.com - This is a viral traffic generator and is used to multiply website traffic for FREE. While it is not a conventional advertising site it can be used in conjunction with any other advertising to get a lot more FREE traffic. When used with any other marketing including the FREE options below you can make your website go viral.
2) craigslist.org - The most successful classified ads site ever.
3) backpage.com The number 2 classifieds site. This is where all the escort and body ads ran to after 17 attorney generals pressured Craigslist into taking down their erotic ads section. It is estimated that Craigslist made $34 million per year with that section. Ouch! Village Voice owned Backpage.com told the Attorney Generals they were just fine with their escort ads thank you. Those New Yorkers have some major backbone.
4) gumtree.com Busy UK classified site with weird name. Maybe we should all get weird names if we could be this successful.
5) oodle.com Partners with ForRent.com in the US and Autotrader UK. Not bad company.
6) ebayclassifieds.com Ebay's official classified ads site.
7) usfreeads.com Popular. US targeted. Big pet section.(Did you know Craigslist does not believe in this?)
8) classifiedads.com English speaking world focused classified site. US, UK, AU, and India.
9) locanto.com Post free classifieds in (Your US Town) It is fast, simple, and free!
10) adpost.com United States, Singapore,Canada,Malaysia, United Kingdom, Philippines, Ireland, Australia, India, Indonesia, New Zealand and Hong Kong are the areas service by this site.
11) adlandpro.com Very busy business opportunity and pet sections.
12) classifiedsforfree.com Worldwide and well organized.
13) salespider.com They sell business leads as well as maintain a busy classifieds site.
14) thefreeadforum.com Ok I cheated. This is my site. But it qualifies. High traffic site which is getting serious promotion. I am doing ppc and seo campaigns for each individual category. So if you have a turtle to sell this is the place to get that type of targeted traffic!
15) domesticsale.com US classifieds site which allows car dealers and other heavy advertisters to bulk upload large amounts of listings.
16) www.pennysaverusa.com This is the online version of the old Penny Saver newspaper which was a very popular print newspaper with discount deals and classified ads.
17) epage.com This site has been in business since 1994. That is before we had Google. It looks somewhat like Usfreeads.com but with less emphasis on business opportunities. They have an affiliate program with over 34,000 affiliates. This means if you post your ad here it goes out on a feed to over 30,000 other sites who run their ads. This means more exposure for you. Many of these sites have programs where other websites run their feeds. This gives you quite a bit more exposure.
18) recycler.com Simple easy to use classified ads site.
19) hoobly.com Super clean no frills design. Over 15,000 people have clicked their like button.
20) freeadlists.com They do it all: personals, cars, pets and they do it all over the world though they are US based. They even claim on their homepage that if you are a man looking for a woman you can find one here! Watch out Match.com!
21) sell.com How much did this domain name cost them? I give them number 1 on domain name value. Excellent classifieds site as well. Kudos for not just squatting the domain name. They have been running online classifieds since 1999. Their advertising engine has been used by big business directories such as AT&T's YELLOWPAGES.com, newspapers such as the San Francisco Chronicle, and niche online properties such as sellhomes.com. Sell.com is a part of a network of advertising properties. Again, if you advertise on many of these sites your ad will simultaneously run on thousands of other partner sites.
22) americanlisted.com A family friendly US only board. I guess if you are an escort or into SM you should stick with Backpage.com. Your church announcements would be welcome here though.
23) freeadscity.com Lean easy to read worldwide board with non classified ads discretely at the bottom of the board.
24) chooseyouritem.com This is what they have to say about themselves. Place your classified ads with us and your ads appear not only on our site but also on over 70 partner websites -- including over 30 classic car or vehicle related websites, as well as ISP´s, real estate, media, shopping and search networks. Each month, over 1 million visitors view tens of millions of our pages - making our Classified Network one of strongest in the country. Not only is our exposure the best but we also provide the best in value. (Sounds like a good deal to me.)
25) daype.com Only US ads here.
26) geebo.com They have quotes about connecting communities, building safe environments and how they are leaders of a revolution of how classifieds sites see themselves as responsible citizens. So if you want to join their nice revolution go ahead. And while you are at it why not sell that old Buick Enclave you have been meaning to get rid of. Vive La Revolution! (Pervs see Backpage.com)
27) claz.org I like the name. This site is actually an agregator of classified sites within 250 miles with picture previews. They feature ads from most of the sites I mention here. It does not look like you can place an ad directly here but it probably will appear if you place it on any of the other sites listed here.
28) wantedwants.com Well, you can stop looking at classifieds sites right now, forget Craigslist, forget Backpage, nope, it has been officially decided. These guys officially declare that their site is the best classifieds site in the world! I do not agree. But I think their site is worth posting to. Respectable traffic, and sharp unique and fun design. US centered with opportunity for international ads as well.
29) freeclassifieds.com No nonsense classified site which has their own Android application so you can post ads from your mobile phone. They even have their own QR code that you can scan with your Andorid phone to get immediate sucint info about freeclassifieds.com. Kudos again for the domain name. Mobile friendly site. Smart!
30) buysellcommunity.com They sell everything but it looks like they have a penchant for Cocker Spaniels. US and Canada classifieds mainly.
31) theworldwideclassifieds.pressmania.com Thank you William for letting us know about your site. I tested it and I really like it. Alexa 70k means the site is getting decent traffic. Nice options of having never expiring ads. Free ads get live links and even the ability to add a YouTube video to your ad. Really quite a bit of value for a free ad. Just click the red icon at the top right to place an ad.
32) Ezeeclassifiedads.com Alexa 36K. Nice traffic. Elegant design. India based.
If you have your own favorites let me know about them on my blog here. Please tell me why you like them so much. I would also be interested in any comments you have about your experiences with classified ads.
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