Marketing on Backpage 2017

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I've been marketing on Craigslist for quite some time now and want to increase my leadflow. So I'll be adding Backpage to my list of marketing tools. I'm quite new to it and just seeking any advice, tips or suggestions before I really dive deep into it.

Is there anything I should know of? I had to go through a huge learning curve with FB PPC and Craigslist Ads. I assume there are things I don't know about backpage and just looking for a comprehensive quick start or crash course for marketing on it.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author craigsposterpro
    Backpage generally has 10 - 20% of the traffic levels compared to Craigslist. Backpage does allow you to pay extra fees for autorenewals which simplifies that process. They also allow you to purchase city packages to simplify expanding your campaign. However, we have heard of people who paid those fees and did not receive the proper city coverage. The burden is on you to confirm that you do receive what you paid for. So, those appear to be the trade offs.
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    • Profile picture of the author xbryanspector
      Do you know if there are any bots to automate the free marketing side? I can mix that in with paid.
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  • Profile picture of the author jimmack
    Not as much traffic. But it is generally free. I use craiglist to drive leads and backpage as well. 1 out of 10 leads come in from backpage.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve L
    Yea I can't imagine Backpage having much traffic but I'd love to see your results! Will you report back?
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    As with any marketing you want to start small and get the conversion first. Something like craigslist and or backpage requires being consistent and steady.
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  • Profile picture of the author RefuseToLose
    Not much different about it vs craigslist.

    You shouldn't worry about lack of traffic. Worry about having a product that aligns with backpage traffic. You can make more money with backpage than craigslist if you know what you're doing.
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    • Profile picture of the author xbryanspector
      I'll be marketing apartments for rent in real estate.

      Once I get a good grasp on it I'll start hitting it with some marketing products too
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  • Profile picture of the author webproishere
    Never really had great success with backpage. I'm probably not marketing my stuff the right over there anyways...

    I might reconsider trying them again.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    Originally Posted by xbryanspector View Post

    I've been marketing on Craigslist for quite some time now and want to increase my leadflow. So I'll be adding Backpage to my list of marketing tools. I'm quite new to it and just seeking any advice, tips or suggestions before I really dive deep into it.

    Is there anything I should know of? I had to go through a huge learning curve with FB PPC and Craigslist Ads. I assume there are things I don't know about backpage and just looking for a comprehensive quick start or crash course for marketing on it.

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
    Is backpage worth the effort and time? Or is it better to concentrate on the bigger fish?
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    • Profile picture of the author xbryanspector
      I'm doing real estate, so I mean if I can get 1 or 2 leads even a week from it that's a good couple hundred bucks for me. I think so.
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