24
Mar

Are USFreeAds Classifieds A Good Deal?

USFreeAds.comSometimes you can just go along in life feeling like you know everything and then someone points out something to you or asks a question and you all of a sudden don’t feel like such a smarty. After Collin Lahay of Mixed Market Arts asked me a question about USFreeads.com I feel like I need to make a confession. It is a blogging sin of omission rather than commission. I assumed something was true when it turned out not to be.

I wrote a post a few days ago about using USFreeAds for traffic and links and as it turns out, you probably won’t gain much of a benefit in the links department by using this classified site. I had wrongly assumed that all the links you put in your ad as a Premium Member would earn you a link back to your site because they would be “do follow” links. After Collin’s question about whether the links were “no follow” I figured I probably should go and look for myself. It turns out all links at USFreeAds.com are “no follow” which at this point I’m having a little trouble with because Premium Members pay $9.95 per month to place ads on this site. My feelings are that if you are paying for a service, you should be getting the full benefits of that service, link juice included.

I will still be using USFreeAds because they have definitely provided traffic and earned me some income as I wrote about in this post using USFreeAds and Shopping Ads together. Occasionally ads do get ranked on the first page of Google for some of your search terms and you do end up getting traffic to your ads. Also, if you have a featured ad, you can redirect it to go to your site rather than going to the ad itself. I have featured ads that I let sit until they get ranked well in Google and then redirect thus getting that traffic coming directly to your offer rather than going through your classified on USFreeAds.com.

I will more closely evaluate USFreeAds over the next couple of months to see how much of a benefit it really provides and report back later.

You can check out USFreeAds.com here.

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12 Responses to “Are USFreeAds Classifieds A Good Deal?”

  1. No biggie Alan, it is very nice of you to clarify. If you are still getting traffic, then $10 isn’t a bad monthly price anyway.

  2. Thanks for the clarification.

  3. Good post I notice nofollow links right off the bat with seo for firefox extension. With that I see nofollow right away, like the comments on ur blog =]

  4. I will sign up if it work well :-)

  5. Why I can not register with Gold Membership or Free Membership? I just want to give it try. Should I register with Premium Membership?

  6. My dad seemed to think US Free Ads was a good deal. I haven’t looked into it yet, but I plan to. Thanks for the clarification.

  7. They’re a PR5 site. Having Do Follow would essentially be “selling link juice” and there’s no way they will risk a Google smack down on their PR.

  8. Thanks for the tips, i’ll give it a review later, and maybe i’ll try. :)

  9. Well, I think a Premium Plus membership would be in order here. They would be able to give a little bit of link juice in return.

  10. Ok, so they give you some traffic at $9.95/month. Are you generating the metrics to show this is worth your time and money? Is this a part of your marketing plan so its just being considered a write off for now? I’m sincerely curious.

  11. Yes, I am generating some metrics, but need to watch more closely to see what the true benefits are.

  12. yes, thats a good site beside craigslist.
    Try them out.

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