Indeed, there is a lot of hype about online presence of businesses on social networks like Facebook or Twitter, and yes, it is important to have a website. But the old fashioned way when you post free ads is still a very convenient way of targeting the right audiences who are looking for a product or a service just like yours. There are many benefits of using online classifieds websites. First of all, most of them are free. So this kind of advertising is as cheap as it gets – all that is needed is a little time to fill in the registration form (sometimes that is not obligatory) and write a compelling short text informing readers about the features of the product or a service you are offering. You can add the address to your website, which attracts more traffic, results in better SEO (Search Engine Optimization), more audience, and free marketing.
Websites, on which you can post free ads in South Africa, are abundant and with many different features designed for all kinds of customers.
Locanto Free Classifieds (www.locanto.co.za) is one of the most prominent websites for posting free ads in South Africa. You can buy, sell, or rent almost everything (houses to rent, used cars for sale, massage services, flats to rent, puppies & dogs for sale, free dating and so much more) and the website is spreading to new communities beyond national borders, like for instance to Qatar or Bangladesh. So it is a very convenient free classifieds website if you are in search of a wider audience, not restricted to South Africa. If you create an account, this website is offering; you will be able to communicate with other members. Locanto will keep your ad online for 90 days. Of course, the ones, who post free ads, will be given the possibility of uploading photos, editing the advertisement later and posting links as well. All in all, a very reliable site for free ads in South Africa and beyond.
Global-free-classified-ads.com is not exactly a native South African classifieds website but is serves that country and entire Africa as well among many other countries. It has the reputation of bringing ads to numerous people every day across the world, so it is a good option if you want to sell your product or a service to a wider-than-national audience. Some rank it as the most influential website that advertises free ads in South Africa. They guarantee that the ad will be online for full 30 days, but if you register as their member, the website will give you the opportunity to renew your ad infinite number of times. Listings are submitted for free to leading search engines.
There is a large number of other free classified websites in South Africa, so before you opt for one (or several ones) make sure they meet your requirements relating to target audience, period of online presence and similar.