Why I Buy backpage Sponsored Ads for All My Clients

A few months ago I wrote about backpage.com adding the nofollow attribute to outbound links. Well, shortly after writing that post I discovered sponsored ads still weren’t using NoFollow on outbound links. So I decided to look into sponsored ad links a little more.

backpage sponsored ads

I discovered that backpage actually offered some some really great advertising opportunities. Besides the free classified ads, they also offered of reasonable sponsored ads, and the ability to auto-repost your advertisements regularly.

Both of which I already knew about, but didn’t really pay that much attention to before.

Some great benefits of the sponsored advertisements are:

  • Ads are shown to the right of regular ads, as well as within them too
  • Ads are shown in multiple categories, and on every page of the selected category
  • Allows you to post in multiple cities
  • Outbound links are followed
  • Ads are more likely to show up higher in the search engines

Sponsoring an ad is actually a lot cheaper than I expected. I can sponsor a listing for one month in Seattle, and have it auto-post to the top of the regular listings every 7 days for under $5. Seattle just happens to be one of the most expensive cities, so it is actually a bit cheaper to buy sponsored ads in other cities.

For that price It was a no-brainer when I decided to start purchasing these ads for all of my clients. At the same time, I wouldn’t pay for them if they cost much more. I think what they charge is just right for what you get.

In smaller cities or niches these ads perform fairly well in the search engines too. Just choose an appropriate title and add plenty of unique content, then you should be expect to grab search traffic with your ad too.

Right now backpage is offering 10% discount when using promo code: 10DISCOUNT. That works locally, nationally, and for sponsor upgrades. Try a Sponsored Ad for Yourself!

And let me know what you think.

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  • June 1st, 2010 at 1:42 am webandrank said:

    I agree to the nice concept in your article but for me the best reason to use backpage Sponsored Ads is becouse all the marketing online today is mashable in order to create a value in the comunication for the target clients.

  • June 1st, 2010 at 11:04 am Wesley LeFebvre said:

    Definitely another benefit.

  • June 9th, 2010 at 11:59 am Chris Nomand said:

    Thanks for the very helpful information!

  • July 15th, 2012 at 3:14 pm NYC electrician said:

    Thanks for this informative post. I inspected the links to my sponsored ads and it looks like you are right. I only see the nofollow attribute on my non sponsored ads. So apparently all I have to do is upgrade to sponsored ads to get link juice back. Unfortunately backpage charges bandito prices for my area. I suppose it is worth it though. Thanks for the promo code. Looks like I am going to be needing it.

  • July 16th, 2012 at 12:02 pm Wesley LeFebvre said:

    Glad to help. It’s been awhile, so please let me know if the promo code 10DISCOUNT is still valid. If not, I’ll try to find another one and add it here.

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