Classified Ad Information & Instructions
All Ads Are Currently Free!
The link below this paragraph will redirect you to our classified section which is for all our county based Websites. The first Website going up is TheFaulknerNews.com so we have 74 more counties to go. The strategy is that your ad will be seen Statewide as we build out this program.
During the build out stages, all classified ads will be FREE. CLICK HERE if you already know what to do. Please be patient with us as this is a fresh project. Remember, we are open to suggestions for making this the best and most productive classified section here in Arkansas.
Whenever possible, please upload images to show off your vehicle. If you have a digital picture and for some reason you can’t make the upload stop by the Conway Office and we’ll do it for you at no charge just for helping us build out the classifieds section here in Arkansas. Make your descriptions as broad as possible for the following reasons:
- It helps your reader decide if he/she wants to call you
- It helps you because you will have a higher interest rate from callers because those who know they are not interested will not be bothering you.
Garage & Yard Sales
Whenever possible, please include the following information on ad. We plan on always keeping this section FREE with unlimited space. Post as many pictures as possible of the items you want to sell and describe the condition accurately. WARNING: We will block advertisers who use deceptive practices!
How to Write a Successful Classified Ad
There is an art to creating effective classified ad. In a few simple words, you can gain new customers for your business, find a stray’s owner, or sell the boat you never use.
All it takes is a little practice and some carefully chosen words.
- Start with keywords. People skimming the classifieds will not notice your ad unless it grabs their attention within the first three words. Skip ambiguous phrases such as “For Sale” or “Up For Grabs.” Ideas that work better “1988 Harley Soft-tail” or “New Exercise Machine”.
- Create a classified ad with urgency. The ad must sound as though written in a hurry by a busy person. Keep it to the point and end with a phrase such as “First $25 takes it home,” or “First come, first served.” You need only a few sentences to gain the reader’s attention. Detailed information is better suited to a phone conversation.
- Be descriptive. Explain all appropriate details. Consider year, size and condition. Utilize hot-button terms like “Brand new”, “Antique”, “Limited Edition”, “Collectible” and “Rare.”
- Except Real Estate and Vehicles, list the price only if you are offering an outstanding deal. Leave it out of the ad if the price is merely fair. If you choose to insert a price, qualify it. Words like “or best offer”, and “firm” give the reader your flexibility range.
- Remember to leave accurate contact information. When you write a classified ad, list your town, phone number, and the best time to call is the minimum requirement. If the phone number is a mobile number, advise the reader that they can also text you. Say something like Text: 123-456-7890 or whatever you use to receive incoming text messages.
- Categorize your ad correctly. You are unlikely to sell a purebred Doberman in the automotive section, no matter how well written the ad. That is the problem with many shopper ads. People do not have the time to read through every ad to find you. Be easy to find.
- Proofread the finished ad. Find your ad in the classified section and read it again, carefully, to ensure correctness. A simple typo can render your ad useless. Remember, only one letter separates a Buick from a brick!
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