I use classified sites sometimes because it doesn't cost anything and it can generate some traffic but not as much as paid marketing. But it is a tool you can consider when starting off to market your website.
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Very true jean, the local newspaper ads are very effective particularly in places where internet access is not well established. Your ad in the local paper is viewed by more people than just the buyer, and it is an easy reference for people. Some people tend to trust what they read in the papers more than what they see on the internet. So using both online and offline classifieds gives you a much wider reach than sticking to one method.I have used both local offline newspapers classified ads, as well as online classified sites to get sales. I wanted to highlight the local classified sites (in newspapers),because those advertisements have given me many more sales than online classified sites. Just remember that local newspapers can bring you those additional customers and incomes. One tends to forget the importance of local newspapers when online classified sites like CL are discussed all the time.