Classified Ad Sites- Top Ten

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Classified advertising is a form of advertising particularly common in newspapers, magazines and online that is sold or distributed free. Adverts are normally quite short since the advert is sometimes free and are usually together in groups, categories or classes such as for sale, wanted and services, which is where the name classifieds derives from. They are cheaper than large displays advertisements and are usually placed by individuals or small independent businesses. In recent years the term has expanded and classified adverts are now displayed on televisions, heard on radios and used on the Internet.  Today the revenue from classified ads in newspapers is decreasing, but increasing on the Internet which has proved to be a good source for buying and selling and sites providing advertisement platforms for buyers and sellers are on the increase, although some remain specialised specifically targeted at towards a certain market. Below are listed ten of the most popular and best classified ad sites on the Internet today. They are in no particular order, but they are all together which will be useful when selling or buying an item on the Internet.



1. Craigslist –

Craigslist is probably the most famous of all the classified ad sites since it has a worldwide audience with over 50 billion page views per month. After picking the relevant area, ads can be chosen from categories such as community, for sale, jobs, housing, personals, services gigs and discussion forums. Tips and advice are offered for selling, buying, personal safety, avoiding scams and terms of use with full company details and an FAQ clearly stated. Posting an advert is a simple process and there is a search facility and an events calendar on the site.



2. Quikr –

Quikr operates in the same way as Craigslist, but is focused on India. However, the company is expanding and more countries are shortly to be offered. The categories are listed clearly with many options to choose from with the most visited being highlighted. Placing an advert is free after signing-up in any category and demonstration videos are given on the site.



3. Gumtree –

Gumtree was formed in London in 2000 and since then has grown to become the UK’s leading classified ad site with 13.7 million visitors every month. Areas can be chosen by cities and the ad categories include cars, for sale, jobs, houses, services, community, pets and competitions to name a few. After joining, all recent views are stored with links making it easier for re-visiting adverts. Terms of use are clearly stated and there is a special section for business advertisers.



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OLX is used in 105 countries and available in 40 languages and is a simple solution to buying, selling, trading, discussing, organising and meeting people wherever you may reside. A mobile app is available to download for free and ad categories include for sale, vehicles, jobs, real estate, services, community and classes. Popular searches are highlighted and can be selected by cities and regions. Posting an ad is free and joining is simple making it one of the most popular classified ad sites available on the Internet today.



5. eBay Classifieds –

eBay classifieds was previously known as Kijiji and was launched in the US in 2007. It is one of 8 eBay classified sites that span the globe and the US version is available in Spanish. Ads can be searched under states and cities with categories being for sale, pets, jobs, cars, community, service, resumes, free stuff and housing. Placing an ad is free and help is available on the site if necessary.



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Adsglobe serves millions of cities in over 150 different countries around the globe. It’s a one stop gateway for businesses and individuals with ads in the Marketplace in categories named autos, real estate, merchandise, rentals, pets and travel. The Business Centre contains services and pages pertaining to businesses and jobs can be searched in the Job Centre. The Community Corner advertises events, classes and personals and all ads can be posted for free.



7. Oodle –

Oodle provides a friendly marketplace to buy, sell and trade using a network of online marketplaces. Oodle is also available for mobiles so you can keep abreast of information while you are on the move. The marketplace can be browsed by category with vehicles, jobs, real estate, pets, tickets and services being advertised.  You can watch your activities in the activity feed and connect with people nearby as well as your friends. Further information can be found in the blog and the safety centre and help is available if required.



8. – is for merchants and e-commerce websites. Bulk goods can be downloaded from Ebay for a free thirty-day trial period. New listings and featured listings are highlighted and ads can be browsed by categories such as for sale, pets, jobs, cars, real estate, services and adult and erotic. You can set up your own store and there is a section for featured stores and top sellers.



9. – also lets you post free ads. Categories are pets, vehicles, for rent, services, real estate, jobs, personal, for sale and community. Location can be selected by US States, Canadian cities or worldwide which includes Australia, Caribbean, UK, India and Mexico, although most of the adverts pertain to the US. The company is in the top 500 websites in the US and are currently in the process of expansion.



10. EZ Classifieds –

EZ Classifieds is a forum for advertising. Each forum or category contains topics and posts advertising goods. The categories include cars, real estate, jobs, business opportunities, merchandise, computers, sports, electronics, educational and announcements with the latest post in each category highlighted. You can view a profile before making a purchase and there is a section for sending private messages. Registration is required for posting, replying, editing, deleting and voting on polls and help and FAQ are available on the site.




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