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Starting a classifieds site

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by drigger, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. drigger

    drigger Newbie

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    Hi all,

    I'm about ready to launch my classified ads site and almost ready to move from my setup phase to my marketing phase. Once I get visitors, how do I get people to post? I know if I came to a blank ads site, I wouldn't want to post.

    Thanks.
     
  2. ajeeyunz

    ajeeyunz Regular Member

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    populate your website by fake ads, you can pay the freelancer to do that.
     
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  3. WickednDivine

    WickednDivine Executive VIP Premium Member

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    scrape craigslist, ebay, etc? .
     
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  4. nundinator

    nundinator Junior Member

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    Assuming you're building something you want around long-term, I'd recommend starting within a certain metro area, like Miami.

    Focus all your efforts on building ads there, in fact, reach out to people and offer to post ads for them. Once you have a respectable position in Miami, the rest of Florida will follow, then the southeast, etc.

    I've got several thousand real ads that I use on classified sites, PM me if you'd like to upload my feed to your site.

    Good luck!
     
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  5. iamsgf

    iamsgf Regular Member

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    best bet is to scrape ads.... there are so many places to do it. I would recommend that you write a little scraping script that will autoupdate content for you for a period of time. It can be quite a timely business getting people to put ad's up.
     
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  6. drigger

    drigger Newbie

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    Great suggestions. I do want this thing to be as legit as possible so this might be the way I want to go. I'm borderline clinically retarded so building a script for me would be my equivalance to landing on the moon. Does anyone have a suggestion on where to swipe or buy a program that could do this for me?