SEO Your Classified Ads
A major advantage of advertising in LinkAdage classifieds (other then you keep your profits) is that new classifieds on LinkAdage tend to rank well quickly. You should keep this in mind when creating your classified ad – not only do you want to reach general traffic to LinkAdage, you also want your ad to possibly come up directly in Google searches.
When creating your ad, you should use standard on-site SEO that you would use when creating any web page. Create a classified ad title that includes keywords that people might search on, then add a description that supports the keywords in your ad’s title.
For example, rather then something like: “Great text link on site that is sure to boost your traffic“, something like “Nice PR5 Text Link – Hosting Site” might get you some direct searches for Buy PR5 hosting text link or Hosting Text Link ad. It is important that you use keywords in your title so the search engines know what your selling so your ad has a good shot at ranking well. Also, be sure to put something in your description more descriptive than “Contact me for more information”.
If someone is looking to buy links and they do a somewhat specific search and your ad comes up top 5 in Google, you have a much better shot at making a sale because you will be getting a highly targeted visitor.
Since many people here understand SEO, I am surprised at the lack of SEO that goes into many classified ads our members create. You are competing for specific customers that want to buy links that you are selling. So use your on-site optimization skills to create a killer ad that people will find in their web searches.