Here is a my list of the highest traffic classified sites where you are not wasting your time if you place an ad. People actually go to these sites, view ads, and buy stuff all the time. There is no site here with an Alexa of over 150k (The higher the Alexa ranking the lower the traffic. So low Alexa is busier). I have visited each site. There are no “junk” sites or poorly managed classifieds.
A huge advantage to posting your ads to these sites is that many have affiliates and/or partners who place their feeds of ads on their sites. So by placing your ads on each site essentially your ads will be seen on thousands of other sites. Generally ads go for 30 days. You also have upgrade options for more exposure. Let me know what you think on my blog post here.
1. craigslits.org– The most successful classified ads site ever.
2. Free classifieds – backpage.com The number 2 classifieds site. This is where all the escort and body rub ads ran to after 17 attorney generals pressured Craigslist into taking down their erotic ads section. It is estimated that Craigslist made $34 million per year with that section. Ouch! Village Voice owned Backpage.com told the Attorney Generals they were just fine with their escort ads thank you. Those New Yorkers have some major $#$@$!.
3. United Kingdom jobs, cars, property, free classifieds and more – Gumtree.com Busy UK classified site with weird name. Maybe we should all get weird names if we could be this successful.
4. Oodle Dallas Classifieds – Search Dallas Classifieds and Post Free Classifieds Partners with ForRent.com in the US and Autotrader UK. Not bad company.
5. eBay Classifieds (Kijiji) – Post & Search Free Local Classified Ads. Ebay’s official classified ads site.
6. Classifieds, Free Classifieds, Online Classifieds | OLX.com Read this one in Ingles or in Espanol.
7. Free Classifieds – USFreeads Popular. US targeted. Big pet section.(Did you know Craigslist does not believe in this?)
8. Classified Ads – Free Classified Ads Online English speaking world focused classified site. US, UK, AU, and India.
9. Classified Ads – Free Classified Ads Online Great place to advertise your green products. Worldwide board.
10. Free Classifieds @ Adpost.com United States, Singapore,Canada,Malaysia, United Kingdom, Philippines, Ireland, Australia, India, Indonesia, New Zealand and Hong Kong are the areas serviced by this site.
11. Free Classifieds, Advertising And Promotion @ Adlandpro Very busy business opportunity and pet sections.
12. Free Classifieds, Free Ads, Free advertisement, Business Opportunity Worldwide and well organized.
13. Connect to Free Classifieds & post free classified ads They sell business leads as well as maintain a busy classifieds site.
15. TheFreeAdForum Ok I cheated. This is my site. But it qualifies. High traffic site which is getting serious promotion. I am doing ppc and seo campaigns for each individual category. So if you have a turtle to sell this is the place to get that type of targeted traffic!
16. DomesticSale – The Effective Free Classifieds US classifieds site which allows car dealers and other heavy advertisters to bulk upload large amounts of listings.
17. Online Classifieds | PennySaverUSA This is the online version of the old Penny Saver newspaper which was a very popular print newspaper with discount deals and classified ads.
18. http://epage.com This site has been in business since 1994. That is before we had Google. It looks somewhat like Usfreeads.com but with less emphasis on business opportunities. They have an affiliate program with over 34,000 affiliates. This means if you post your ad here it goes out on a feed to over 30,000 other sites who run their ads. This means more exposure for you. Many of these sites have programs where other websites run their feeds. This gives you quite a bit more exposure.
19. Used Cars, Pets, Jobs, & Real Estate | Classifieds on recycler.com Simple easy to use classified ads site.
20. WebCosmo Classifieds – Post Free Classified Ads – Search Classifieds US focused but with opportunities for international ads.
21. Hoobly Free Classifieds Super clean no frills design. Over 15,000 people have clicked their like button.
22. Post Free Classified Ads – USA Classifieds – Personals, Real Estate, Pets Ads Free Ads They do it all: personals, cars, pets and they do it all over the world though they are US based. They even claim on their homepage that if you are a man looking for a woman you can find one here! Watch out Match.com!
23. Sell.com marketplace : buy and sell online : stuff for sale by owner How much did this domain name cost them? I give them number 1 on domain name value. Excellent classifieds site as well. Kudos for not just squatting the domain name. They have been running online classifieds since 1999. Their advertising engine has been used by big business directories such as AT&T’s YELLOWPAGES.com, newspapers such as the San Francisco Chronicle, and niche online properties such as sellhomes.com. Sell.com is a part of a network of advertising properties. Again, if you advertise on many of these sites your ad will simultaneously run on thousands of other partner sites.
24. Online Advertising – Free Classifieds – Free Classified – Free Ads Claims to be the fastest growing free advertising site in the world. Hmmm, I do not think so. Could they even have said one of the fastest? In any case they may not be the fastest growing site but they do get some good traffic and they have a nice classifieds site worth posting to.
25. Free Classifieds Ads – Internet Advertising to Sell Online A solid well designed board with a .us domain name. What else could you want? They seem to monetize their site quite a bit with Adsense which is good and bad. It means they include more features on the free ads, including free pictures and youtube video (many free boards charge for this) but visitors could be distracted by the Adsense ads.
26. Family friendly and local Classifieds for sale at AmericanListed.com A family friendly US only board. I guess if you are an escort or into SM you should stick with Backpage.com. Your church announcements would be welcome here though.
27. US Free Classifieds. Lean easy to read worldwide board with non classified ads discretely at the bottom of the board.
28. Online classifieds with photos. For sale classifieds. Free text ads. Sell it with pictures. This is what they have to say about themselves “Place your classified ads with us and your ads appear not only on our site but also on over 70 partner websites — including over 30 classic car or vehicle related websites, as well as ISP’s, real estate, media, shopping and search networks. Each month, over 1 million visitors view tens of millions of our pages – making our Classified Network one of strongest in the country. Not only is our exposure the best but we also provide the best in value. ” Sounds like a good deal to me.
29. Online classifieds with photos. For sale classifieds. Free text ads. Sell it with pictures. Only US ads here..
30. Online Classifieds Housing, Employment, Vehicles, Rentals, Roommates They have quotes about connecting communities, building safe environments and how they are leaders of a “revolution of how classifieds sites see themselves as responsible citizens.” So if you want to join their “nice” revolution go ahead. And while you are at it why not sell that old Buick Enclave you have been meaning to get rid of. Vive La Revolution! (Pervs see Backpage.com)
31. Classifieds – Claz.org I like the name. This site is actually an agregator of classified sites within 250 miles with picture previews. They feature ads from most of the sites I mention here. It does not look like you can place an ad directly here but it probably will appear if you place it on any of the other sites listed here.
32. Free Classified Ads, Wanted Ads, Free Advertising, Free Classifieds, Post Ads Well, you can stop looking at classifieds sites right now, forget Craigslist, forget Backpage, nope, it has been officially decided. These guys officially declare that their site is the best classifieds site in the world! I do not agree. But I think their site is worth posting to. Respectable traffic, and sharp unique and fun design. US centered with opportunity for international ads as well.
33. Free Classifieds – Buy or Sell anything for free, freeclassifieds.com! No nonsense classified site which has their own Android application so you can post ads from your mobile phone. They even have their own QR code that you can scan with your Andorid phone to get immediate sucint info about freeclassifieds.com. Kudos again for the domain name. Mobile friendly site. Smart!
34. Online Classifieds Listings by Bonqo Huge homepage showcase of photo ads. Why not put your photo ad on their homepage?
35. BuySellCommunity Classifieds – Buy & Sell Locally : Free Online Classifieds They sell everything but it looks like they have a penchant for Cocker Spaniels. US and Canada classifieds mainly.
36. Post Classified Ad | Post Classified Ad Form | Post Classified Ads Online | Post Local Classified Ads Straight forward US targeted classifieds site. All your ads are automatically tweeted to their twitter account. They also sell business lists, hence the name Businesslist.com.
If you have your own favorites let me know about them on my blog here. Please tell me why you like them so much. I would also be interested in any comments you have about your experiences with classified ads.