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SOCHIVI BLOG

  • 23 Jul

    How To Make Your Online Classified Advert Stand Out

    Online advertisements are effective only if they are engaging. An ordinary ad will likely be drowned in a sea of similar ads, and this will only bring you frustration and wasted time. Follow the tips below to ensure that your ads stand out in any online classified adverts section.

    1. An Engaging Title

    The title is the most crucial element of your online advert. A boring title will go unnoticed; however, it can be just as damaging to make your title overly witty or humorous. You will have to find a balance between serious, engaging, and humorous if you want your advert to be noticed and taken seriously.

    To make your advert engaging, you need to use strong language. Captivate the reader by using an active voice, and command their attention to ensure that they read further. Use strong language to tell the reader the facts, and don't leave anything up to interpretation. Weak and timid language will hinder the title's effectiveness.

    This should not be done by using all capitalized letters as this only portrays a nervous writer. Instead, you should polish the title to make it short, to the point, and grammatically correct. Misspelled words and other errors will greatly affect your ad's standing.

    Depending on the nature of your advert, you can add subtle humour into the title as well. However, you should only do this if the humour comes naturally to you and your advert. Forcing the humour will turn readers away from your message. As always, keep the humour simple and without vulgarities. You don't want your readers to become offended from the title!

    2. The Advert's Contents

    Now that you've attracted your reader's attention, you should then focus on keeping it during the duration of the advert. You can do this by adding subheadings into your advert to make it easy to navigate. Your paragraphs should be in order of importance as well since many readers will likely not make it to the end. If you have an important point to make, then keep it at the beginning to ensure that it's seen. If you cannot decide on an order, then keep your paragraphs flowing chronologically to avoid confusion.

    Once your title and body are written, you should let it sit for an hour before coming back to it. Read it again to ensure that it still stands out, and don't be afraid of making any necessary changes. Once you are happy with the finished version, you should then edit it thoroughly before editing it again. Any mistakes or typos will greatly diminish the advert's power.

    By following these tips, you will be able to create an engaging title and advert that is guaranteed to garner online attention for your ad!