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Where can you post free classified ads online?

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The most common website for posting free classified ads is Craigslist.com. It provides extremely broad exposure and sorts ads by geographic region based upon the user's location.

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Where can you post free classified ads online?
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Craigslist.com sets the standard for online classifieds, and most other sites feature similar layouts. Due to the high traffic on Craigslist.com, listings are seen more often and it is easy to field queries from interested parties via email or telephone.

Other websites for posting free classifieds include Classifiedads.com, Backpage.com, Olx.com, Ebayclassifieds.com, Oodle.com, Recylcer.com, Adoo.com and Hoobly.com. These are all free to use and provide plenty of options for sorting listings geographically and by type.

Craigslist.com allows users to post small tasks or informal work in a separate section titled "Gigs." None of the other platforms offer this feature. Those looking to hire people to do odd jobs or specific tasks can post here.

When using a classified ad website, advertisers should be aware of Internet safety protocol. Never post a phone number or contact information directly to the listing. A proper classified ad provider will have features in place to protect the advertiser's personal contact information and guarantee the advertiser is contacted by interested parties rather than computers. If these features are not present, do not use the website.

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