I am writing this to “further” my previous post on how to get website traffic.
Last night, for some reason, I went down my list of bookmarks in Firefox and saw the folder “Online Classifieds”. Well, I thought, I nearly forgot about all my classifieds I have got going! I haven’t looked at them for quite a while!
I know that online classifieds are a bit of a “red rag” for many Internet Marketers as it is widely assumed that they do not work (any more) to achieve any sales/conversions when advertising websites. Whilst that might partly be true, some of them still have some pulling power when it comes to creating traffic for your website, even to make (affiliate) sales, IF YOU DO IT RIGHT.
One of my favorite online classified sites is US Freeads. When I logged into my account I found the following statistics:
As you can see, my ads for my Beach Theme Home Decor site are definitely getting looked at! I have each ad optimized for a certain keyword, and the good thing is with each ad I can target a specific page within my website to generate traffic not only for the “home page”, but for pages within.
What I also like is that writing these ads is quite simple, all you want to do is get people to click through to your website. Have a look what I have done in some instances:
Unfortunately, the links you put in the ads are NOT dofollow (the search engines won’t “count” those links towards your sites ranking), but either way you will be getting traffic to your site. Just make sure you do your keyword marketing research right and try to optimize your ads by putting your keyword in the title and once or twice in the body of the ad. Also, if possible, link your keyword to your site (make your keyword the anchor text for a link to your site).
Now, I have got a premium account with USFreeads, which means I pay an ongoing $6.99 a month, and for that my ads get automatically renewed each month. So once I place and ad, that’s it, it will run forever without me having to think about it. Set and forget! If you don’t want to spend money on this, of course you can renew your ads once a month yourself, not a problem.
Basically I just wanted to mention Online Classifieds as a way to get website traffic as well. It might not be huge, but every bit helps, and it doesn’t take long to set the ads up.
I did mention at the beginning that you can make affiliate sales with classifieds, too, and I will get into that in one of my next posts. So stay tuned!
Category: Website Traffic