The purpose of the new classifieds section on our website is to allow our users to post free ads advertising personal items which are for sale or giveaway. It is not meant for services or commercial products.
From personal experience and based on the feedback of our friends, colleagues, family, etc. we realize that many (if not most) of us need this type of service. You may have puppies to give away or an old guitar to sell and just don’t know how to tell people about it.
Putting an ad into the local newspaper costs money and the effort of having to visit their offices to place your ad. We provide you with the convenience of submitting your ads directly on our website from the comfort of your own home/office. Its a breeze, try it!
What about our listing or banner?
Just to clarify, the classifieds does not- and will not replace our current, exclusive business listings, banner advertisements, job listings, events, specials/promotions, etc.
The paid ads which some of you are already making use of remain as they are and still receive our special attention from a marketing point of view. Those ads are specifically marketed on search engines (Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc.) and on social networks throughout the internet to give you the best exposure possible.
We will not market classified ads, they will simply be listed in the classifieds section of our site where our users/readers will see them as they are browsing around our site. Its community collaboration!
How do I add my advertisement?
Anyone can post a classifieds ad on our website. Please note that each ad submitted will be reviewed by our staff before it is officially published for everyone to see but we review and publish ads on a daily basis. If we feel that an ad is not appropriate, we will notify you via email with suggestions on how to change the ad to make it more relevant.
You will be presented with a form where you can fill in your ad title, category, your name, your email, your phone number and then give a short description for your ad to tell people what it is all about.
Once you’ve done that, you will have the option to upload an image for you ad. You can upload one image. If you don’t have an image or you prefer not to upload an image, you can simply click the “Finish” button to continue.
Your ad will now be submitted and we will be notified about this so that we can review your ad and publish it on the Rustenburg website. Below is a screen capture of a sample ad to show you what it looks like to all users viewing the site.
And that’s all there is to it! What are you waiting for? Go ahead and post your ad.