Although they are largely wrong, many webmasters would probably say that free advertising is dead and gone. Though it’s most likely the case that paid advertising works more effectively, free advertising is by no means dead.
There are many forms of free advertising, such as forum signatures, viral ebooks, and article marketing, which is indeed proof that free advertising is not dead. In this article however, we will just be looking at a simple and easy method, that of using free ads forums and classified advertising sites.
When it comes to placing free ads, it’s largely just a numbers game. Naturally, the more ads you have out there in circulation, the better your results are going to be. And there’s no shortage of places to post your ads. One good thing about a lot of free ad sites is that you can post your ads over and over again. At many of the free advertising forums you can move your ads to the top of the list with just a quick reply, making things much quicker and easier for you.
It’s easy to find sites to post your free ads. Simply go to your favorite search engine and look up terms like advertising for free, post free ads, free ads forum, and so on.
The real trick to effective free advertising is to simply do it on a consistent basis. If you track your results, you’ll quickly learn which sites and what times are the most effective for placing ads. Knowing the best places to post your ads makes things a lot easier and saves time as well.
Ultimately, what it is you are offering will largely determine how successful your free advertising campaigns will be. Promoting an offer that either has a wide appeal or is free, or better still both, will most likely bring the greatest results. A lot of the traffic at most free advertising sites is comprised of other advertisers, who are there to post their own ads, so having an offer that appeals to them is a good idea. If you happen to be offering something related to advertising, or even better, free advertising, you chances of success can be greatly boosted.
While posting free ads may not be the most effective traffic generator, it can certainly be effective enough to start pulling in some good targeted traffic, especially if you make the effort to do it on a consistent basis. And combining this method with other forms of free advertising, such as using forum signatures, social bookmarks, submitting articles, etc., it is quite possible to get a brand new or unnoticed site off ground in just a few short months.