If you’re looking to grow your physical or online business and increase your presence or perhaps to just make some money online, you will need to make use of some sort of advertising to accomplish your objective. Even if you don’t have a large advertising budget, or any cash available for advertising, you can still make your presence felt on the web making use of free advertising and listings.
The same old Yellow Pages your parents and grandparents used to flip through to find what they needed is still around and has a very well-organized online version. Besides your typical free listing, there are also a wide variety of premium options available when you are ready to expand. This listing draws 70 million+ visitors across its associated listings annually.
Freeads.co.uk is another online classifieds website based in the UK, covering over 50 cities across the United Kingdom. It allows user to become a free ad trader and post for free in minutes. The classifieds site was recently voted the 7th in Harris Interactive’s survey in the “Classifieds & consumer to consumer marketplaces” behind the likes of eBay and Amazon.
USNetAds.com does not require sign up and gives you unlimited access to your ad postings, though it only allows you to upload one image per ad. It also gives you the option to include a link back to your website. Users of the site can search with specific filters like location, keyword, ad ID, and even the ad owner’s name, so make sure you enter your details accurately.
Still hanging in there toward the top of the business listing ranks is Yahoo Local. Running third behind Google and Bing, you can still get a free basic listing and are allowed some very affordable premium listing options when you are ready to expand your reach or have the budget to handle it. Though not a search engine giant like it used to be, Yahoo Local is still a sold listing directory.