Using Craigslist For Traffic Generation
Craigslist is a popular website.
Millions of people visit Craigslist at
any given day. It is actually one of the
most frequently visited site on the
Internet today. If you have a website,
you can use Craigslist to drive massive
traffic to it. Think of Craigslist
as a virtual flea market. People from
around the world use Craigslist to offer
their products and services to others.
You will find people selling anything
and everything on Craigslist -- from
designer clothes and shoes to cars and
People who visit Craigslist are already
in a buying mode, so you may experience
a high conversion rate if you post an
offer for your product or service on
Craigslist. Because Craigslist is
broken down into regions, you can post
your offers or advertisements on
Craigslist in specific locations. You
can choose the state, city or country
you want your offer or ad to appear. You
are not limited to just posting your
offer or ad to your local region. You
can post your offer or ad in other
cities, other states and even other
When you post to Craiglist, your post
will remain active for 45 days. When the
45 days are up, you can re-post your
offer or ad if you want to continue
getting exposure from Craigslist.
However, you need to know that the
traffic that Craigslist can potentially
bring you is not going to come from the
people who are browsing the Craigslist
listings. The traffic is going to come
from Google because Google just loves
Craigslist and regularly indexes the
site. Don't be surprise if you see
several Craigslist ads at the top of the
search engine rankings.
If you craft your offer or ad carefully
and correctly, your listing page may be
at the top of Google's search results
for your particular keywords or phrases
within a week or even less. To
ensure that your Craigslist ad achieves
a good ranking on Google, use the same
SEO methods you use on your own website.
Make sure that your ad is optimized with
the keywords you are targeting.
Craigslist isn't the only virtual flea
market or classifieds ads sites online.
USFreeads, Backpage, Yahoo! Classifieds
and Highland Classifieds are just a few
sites where you can post your ads at no
cost to you. There are still thousands
of Craigslist-like sites out there, but
they hardly come close to being able to
generate the traffic that Craigslist can
direct to your website.
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