Classified Ads Are The Cheapest Army In The World

You can send out battalions of Classified Ads and no one gets mad at you

Let's recap what you have done so far. To begin with, you gained access to the Internet and looked at what everyone was doing by putting words into the Search Engines through your Browser. You were transported all over the Internet and you were duly impressed. Then, you probably applied for a Newsletter here, an Ezine there, or downloaded a game or program.

Then your e-mail was starting to bulge with incoming offers, proposals and opportunities.

So you decided you were going to take part in all of this activity and you got your own Web Site.

You know that you should post your web site with the Search Engines, as that was the first web site lesson you learned. However, what you may not know is that it can take from now - to 6 months from now - or never - to get the search engines to list your web site submission in their directory.

That is one reason why classified ads are so important.

More reasons to consider using classified ads.

Classified ads are a stop-gap advertising tool between now, when your site is first submitted to the search engines, to the time when the search engines post your submission to their listings. Classified Ads are usually posted in a matter of seconds to the next day. Many of the conscientious sites like to review the content that you are submitting to their pages.

Even after your site has been accepted by the Search Engines, how do you get out all your specials, announcements, up-dates and so on, in the immediate real time? Use Classified Ads.

Classified Ads are very efficient way to start your own email list or customer mailing list. When folks answer ads they want the information NOW, don't you agree? Generally, they can contact you directly through email or if you have directed them to your web site they can find what they want - immediately. It is a Win-Win happening.

They are a super acid test for new product viability to pre-test sales. You can test products out before building up your inventory.

Why don't you try out a classified ad site on a trial basis for free to determine:

  1. The results
  2. How the material is presented to viewers
  3. How easy the site is to work with
  4. Whether or not the ads can be modified or deleted after posting
  5. How responsible are the folks who offer the classified ad site: A support e-mail address; do they post your ad; their website is current and up-to-date; ...that sort of thing.
  6. Make sure that you are dealing with socially acceptable material or search for sites that handle "Adult" (they must say so on their sites).

There are many Classified ad sites on the web. If you are paying for this service, reduce the cost to a per-ad basis so that you judge one site to the other for the best offer. Do a comparison review showing what you will get for your package and finally set up a system to monitor the results. Not all sites will give you the same benefits, plus what you are offering will reflect the results too.

Set yourself up with a program like you were using the newspaper classified ads and gain exposure but with dignity. Weekly, or by-weekly, even monthly for your regular ads. Use them daily for 3/5 days in a row for Special Events. Keep track of where your ads are placed, the name of the website, the cost or Free, the dates you posted your ads, the add copy and also look for a return email from the website operators advising you of your posting number/ID or however they work to keep track of their system, whether or not you can delete and so on. All this information is pertinent to determining the effectiveness of the ads and your copywriting. Also make a list of the people responding to each ad to start creating your special mailing lists

So get your army of Classified Ads tromping through out the Internet, in a disciplined and trust-worthy manner. They can be very effective if used correctly and gain the sought after exposure and customers your business needs.

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