Friday, November 12, 2010

How Can I Organise My Classified Ads?

By Eva Browne-Paterson

How often do you submit classified ads on the internet? Daily, weekly, monthly? However often you do, I bet you do it more often than you'd like to. That's not necessarily a bad thing. You need to advertise so other people know you're out there.

How organized are you though?  Do you compose a new ad every time you place an ad or do you copy and paste the ad copy, forward an email, change the data etc. etc.?  It can certainly become a monotonous, timely chore and being well organized can have great benefits. Creating a document that holds your precious ads can save you time!

Just think:

1. If you ever lose your inbox emails, you have a copy of your ads and the related links saved in a different place on your computer, so it also acts as a backup.

2. You don't have to go searching through your inbox folders for your affiliate link or go to the site to find the recommended ads etc.

3. Placing an ad via email or directly to a site can now take half the time because you have the ad preformatted with the correct number of characters per line.

So organizing your ads starts as soon as you join a new program. Here's what to do and I've used MS Word as the example program to use:

1. You receive a welcome email from a new program you've joined and it contains your affiliate link. Copy the link.

2. Open your word document, I call mine Ads.doc (original huh?). At the top of the document in the index, type in the name of the program in alphabetical order, eg. EvieB's
New-Z - Paste your promotion link here, eg.

You will end up with a list of program names and links here at the top of the document.

3. Scroll down to where the program will appear in your document alphabetically and type the name of the program again.

4. Select the name and insert a bookmark, (insert, bookmark, type in abbreviated name of program). Bold the name of the program so it stands out.

5. The line above the name is a good place to insert a horizontal line format, borders and shading, horizontal line, ok).  I also place a 'back to the top' hyperlink above the line - then I copy and past the line and the link above each program name so if I want to get back to
the top quickly, I can.

6. Paste the link in again after the name of the program.

7. Now go back to the top of the document, select the name of the program and insert a hyperlink to your bookmark (click the hyperlink button on your toolbar, click on bookmarks, and select the bookmark you just created).

8. Now when you open the document and you want to copy an ad for a particular program, you just click on the name and it will take you to the right place.

9. Visit the site of the new program and copy ads, email letters etc. or copy them from your welcome email and paste them into the correct place under the name of the program.  Create your own ads, format your ads for emails etc. or to the ezine's guidelines that you will be sending.

10. If you use ad tracking facilities, you will want to add your tracking link under the name of the program in the body of the document as well.

Once you have your document started, it's easy to add new programs and ads to it.  I've had my document going for about 1.5 years and it's now 75 pages long!  I also send it to work so if I'm placing any ads from there, I know all the links! Verrry handy!  Remember to always test your links to make sure they work, then you can trust your Ads.doc implicitly!

Have a go at setting your own up and see how much easier and quicker it is to select ads that you have used previously and know work!  If you have any trouble setting your document up at all, feel free to email me and I will set it up for you and email it to you.

You can also use the document for keeping track of URL submissions to search engines and FFA Submitters etc. as well, depending on the services and the software you utilise.

This document also comes in handy for copying your program links if you're using a traffic generation program and adding and deleting sites. Just open the document and copy the appropriate link from the index and paste it into the site where you're working.

Have a go at your own and let me know what you think. Good luck and happy advertisement placing!

Eva Browne-Paterson is the Editor / Publisher of EvieB's New-Z - Your One Stop Advertising Resource. Eva has spent ten years working the internet and writes Original Articles that will Help You to Promote Your Business! Subscribers can place Two Free Ads a Week!Subscribe Today & Receive Great Bonuses!

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