Classified ads are one of the most simple and easy to use internet marketing techniques online because it’s a technique that, as marketers, we’re all familiar with. It’s also free, and you don’t need to use a list, a website, or expensive pay per click.
Here are seven tips for getting the most from your marketing.
1. Write effective ads.
This may sound silly, but it’s really not. If you read many of the ads you see on classified ads sites, they are poorly written, and they usually lack something in the AIDA formula.
Before you can write a good ad, you need to learn how to do it. Study good ads. Practice rewriting these ads, and then use what you learn to write your own ads.
2. Write and post as many ads as you possibly can.
Most people who use this technique will post five to ten ads and then stop. The only problem here is that it takes a lot more ads than that to get results. The more ads you have circulating, the faster, and greater results you will get.
3. If possible, include a graphic in your ad.
Graphics will get the attention of your reader. It also doesn’t hurt to let them see what your product looks like if possible. There are free programs like Gimp you can use to make ebook covers quickly. If not, then find someone on the internet to do it for you. You can get it done cheap, and it will make your ad more responsive.
4. If marketing affiliate products, cloak your links.
Cloaking will not only protect your links from getting hijacked, causing you to lose your commissions, but it’s also an easy way to track your ads. Just use a testing and tracking system like Viral URL, which is free.
5. Track and test your ads.
The easiest way to do this, as I mentioned before, is to cloak your links using a tracking script. You can compare your clicks to sales. This will give you a sense of how your ads are doing so you can tweak them.
6. Repost expired ads.
Your ads won’t do you any good if they aren’t circulating. As soon as your ads expire, repost them. This will also put your ad back at the top, which will help it get seen again.
7. Syndicate your ads.
Ad syndication is where you submit your ads to a site that posts them on other sites. One example of this is Oodle. This is a powerful form of leverage, and will help you get more clicks and sales.
If you’re new to interenet marketing, posting classifieds is the easiest way to get started. Follow these tips, and you’ll get more traffic and sales.
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