Is Backpage a good source of free traffic?

by timber
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Just like the title says, I'm trying to drive traffic with ads on Backpage (Craigslist Won't take my ads).

If it's not, and I'm just wasting my time, then what is a good source of free traffic?

Thanks
#backpage #free #good #source #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author Dave Kash
    I used to use Backpage to get free traffic to my website a while ago, in substitute of craigslist, and I will share these tips with you on how to get the most traffic from Backpage. Like a lot of free traffic methods, backpage does take work. Yes Backpage is a great place to get free traffic, but you need to spend some time on it, and to know how to use it the right way, otherwise it will be an epic waste of time. So if you want to get the a lot of free traffic from Backpage it is best that you:

    a) Write a killer ad- In order to get the maximum amount of clicks to your website you need to write a great ad. The best way to do this is to look at other craigslist ads, see which ones catch your eye and then model you ad based on them. make sure you link to your website at least 2 times, and include a photo aswell.

    b) Don't Overhype- Make sure you are not overhyping or promising unrealistic claims. Backpage have become rather strict on this kind of thing nowadays, so it is essential that you are promising realistic results to your clients. Again look at other Backpage ads and model your ad on the ones you like.

    c) Post to at least 5 major cities- When I started my email marketing campaigns in the weight loss niche, I would post my ads in both the biz ops and health and beauty section. This would give my ad more exposure. I would then post to the 5 biggest US to get US traffic only. But in your case, you can post to whichever city you like.

    d) Don't spam- Backpage are becoming tougher and tougher these days so make sure you follow their rules and guidelines. A year ago I post multiple ads to 10 different cities and because I failed to read some of their guidelines all my ads got removed with my account terminated. Make sure you read their rules and guidelines so that you don't get into any trouble.

    So to answer your question, yes Backpage is a great source of free traffic, but you need to put in a lot of work (Posting everyday), and you also need to make sure that your ad is good, and that you are not spamming.
    Hope that helped!
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  • Profile picture of the author awledd
    I saw some software for sale that posts on backpage. But classified site like usfreeads.com has announced that they no longer accept affiliate offers.

    For free traffic I suggest comment traffic and youtube video traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author TB Ann
      Originally Posted by awledd View Post

      I saw some software for sale that posts on backpage. But classified site like usfreeads.com has announced that they no longer accept affiliate offers.

      For free traffic I suggest comment traffic and youtube video traffic.
      How can commenting bring target users?
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    Originally Posted by timber View Post

    Just like the title says, I'm trying to drive traffic with ads on Backpage (Craigslist Won't take my ads).

    If it's not, and I'm just wasting my time, then what is a good source of free traffic?

    Thanks
    Yes. Only trouble is - it takes experience and a big budget to make it work these days. Easier than CL, but not newbie-friendly. If I were you, I'd look into socials.

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    • Profile picture of the author timber
      You mean social media commenting? I just don't have a webpage to send traffic to. I'm guessing that you're talking about sending traffic to a domain that I own.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
        Originally Posted by timber View Post

        You mean social media commenting? I just don't have a webpage to send traffic to. I'm guessing that you're talking about sending traffic to a domain that I own.
        I would avoid commenting until you know how to do it white hat. Yes, grab yourself a domain (use a Godaddy coupon to get one for 99 cents) and use socials. I'm in write mode here so I can't see if you're a member of the War Room. If you are, you'll find a post of mine on the front page that may be of help. If not, then I'd recommend learning how to grow traffic platforms on socials (FB, Twitter, etc) and sending traffic that way. There are plenty of other traffic channels (it's a big subject) but those are a good place to get started.

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    • Profile picture of the author timber
      Originally Posted by baig View Post

      CL is Best for traffic but you can try Ebay classified with Back page too, But CL is ONE of the Best traffic source
      I Offer CL posting as JV but u r product should be good
      I can't get my ads posted into Craigslist, probably because my IP isn't from that area. I use Backpage because they don't seem to care and they let me use image links. I tried posting some HTML into CL, but it got rejected
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  • Profile picture of the author enterprisemind
    I get results from Backpage. For me it depends on the time of day I post though. Usually I get the best results between 6am - 9am and 7pm - 9pm of whatever cities time zone I post in. Yes, your ad headline and ad copy have to be addictive. But I would be careful of overposting. They will start to ghost your ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author floxtero
    I tried the service from Backpage Posting at a cheap price and got some good result.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jammy123
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      At the Question of getting free traffic you can apply the following ways


      01. Facebook.

      02. Social Bookmarking

      03. Baclinks on high traffic sites

      04 Forum Posting etc
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  • Profile picture of the author winkbrew
    Backpage is killing it for a lot of our email software members. Would definitely look into it if your on the fence.
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    • Profile picture of the author AboutTown
      Backpage is strong for Adult Classifieds. Because Craiglist wont post adult entertainment classifieds Backpage filled the void. But they are under a lot of legal pressure and pressure from activists due to inadequate screening of ads to filter out minors and traffickers. Not to mention many adult entertainment services are illegal accross most of the US. Recently they were cut off by master card and visa forced to take bitcoin.
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