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I am running a classified website and recently I removed 30,000+ ads that came from hired ad posters (I assume they work for SEO and ad posting companies). 99% of those ads came from one particular country. The ads don't look junkie and the links in them lead to legit websites, but I am thinking Google is not going to look favorably if my classifieds is filled with ads coming from hired ad posters.

If you ran a classifieds would you allow those types of ads stay or would you remove them? Do they bring value to a classifieds?

Maybe some of you have had a similar experience. I'll be happy to hear any suggestions and ideas.
#ad internet marketing #classified ad
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    Well, you can buy 500 Craigslist ads for $50. There are numerous sites offering the service. No pay for flagged or ghosted ads. So I'm guessing GL lets most of them stay.

    I'm no SEO expert but I would think as long as they are not spammy junk and the sites they link to are also not spammy junk then what would be the harm.

    I have ads running on your site and I see your TOS forbid paid posters, but you are offering free ads.

    Personally I would let them stay as long as they seem legit.
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    • Profile picture of the author qwikaddotcom
      Originally Posted by IGotMine View Post

      Well, you can buy 500 Craigslist ads for $50. There are numerous sites offering the service. No pay for flagged or ghosted ads. So I'm guessing GL lets most of them stay.

      I'm no SEO expert but I would think as long as they are not spammy junk and the sites they link to are also not spammy junk then what would be the harm.

      I have ads running on your site and I see your TOS forbid paid posters, but you are offering free ads.

      Personally I would let them stay as long as they seem legit.
      Good points. Much appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    This link is blacklisted, so you have some work to do:
    trckapp.com/DollarTravelBiz6/qwikad
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  • As long as the ads lead to a legitimate page, i cant see the problem. I post links with content on scoop.it and all the links are being re-posted on facebook, tumblr , list.ly, enetget, etc. SEO works better than ever
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