Every now and then we need to post advertisements of various sorts. Be it for selling something, offering some services, buying a product, looking for a partner, finding rental properties or for whatever reasons under the sun —advertisement are important to send the message across. But publishing ads costs and for an individual it is not always possible to pay for an advertisement. That is where Free Classified Ad companies come in picture. Today, I will write about the top 10 of the best and free classified sites in India.
Yellow Pages have been around for decades. Companies publishing thick Yellow Pages printed directories used to invite people to publish their ads free of cost. But now, because we are in digital era, various websites have taken the same work upon themselves. But which of these websites are best among the lot? To help save your time, I am giving you a list of 10 best free classified ad websites available in India.
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If you want to sell anything (from old cars to laptop or tablet to clothes to anything else!) you can go to OLX. Because of their big promotional campaign on TV, radio and newspapers —almost everyone knows about OLX in India. You can post ads free of cost to sell the items that you no longer need. Buyers can browser through the ads and they will be able to contact you if they find your offer interesting. OLX also has a popular mobile app.
Quikr is also very popular. This is one of the older companies in India which entered free online classified ad business and made it big. They invite you to sell your used items and also you can post ads on anything else (like offering services, matrimonial etc.). You can sell off your old electronic devices, old mobile phones, or even those dusty classic books that you may or may not have read! Internet can really help you in making some money.
In addition to regular buy-n-sell stuff, this website provides a section on jobs. You can post your resume (aka CV) and also browse through the available vacancies. Go ahead! a suitable job is waiting for you just round the corner!
This website is also among the older efforts of creating free classified online ad portal. Sulekha is pretty liberal in terms of categories of ads that it accepts; but it does not seem to accept matrimonial ads.
It's an international player. Craiglist operates in more than 50 countries and I have personally noticed that in the UK, US and Canada; Craiglist is extremely popular. Now, they have created the India chapter of this website and it covers all major Indian cities. You can post ads for selling goods, services, property and jobs etc.
Clickooz allows you to post free ads to buy and sell flats, electronic items, mobile phones, garments, cars, services etc. They provide separate sub-domains for each states in India. Almost all the traffic on this website comes from within India.
Provides free classified ads for community, events, rental, jobs, personals, pets, real estate and vehicles etc.
Khoj Le (Hindi for “do search”) advertises itself with the punchline “Deal directly”. They have organized free ads in the categories like Jobs, Education, Electronics, Property, Mobiles, Services, Matrimony, Vehicles and Everything Else
With over one hundred thousand free advertisements already posted on it, VivaStreet is a high traffic website. Lots of people come here looking for ads that may suit their requirements.
10. Jagran Classifieds
This website is part of the big Jagran.com Hindi news portal. They allow you to put your ads online free of cost. What's more? You can even publish your ads in the Dainik Jagran newspaper. That also free of cost! They accept ads both in Hindi and English. You can type your ad in Hindi and go the Jagran portal to publish it.
A part of the BharatMatrimony group, this website is not as popular as the above mentioned five websites, but it does provide similar facilities. In addition to free ads, you can post premium ads as well by paying a fee.
Update (7 October 2015): IndiaList has not been updated for last one year. The latest ad on this website was posted on 27 August 2014. Moreover, the TechWelkin readers have reported that users are no longer able to post classified ads on this website. As a result, I am shifting IndiaList to the bottom of the list of best and free classified ad websites.
In India, there are hundreds of websites out there that offer to post your classified ad for free. But I have chosen only top 10 of the best sites and shared with you. Allow me to say that it is not really worth making efforts to register and post ads on websites that do not have enough visitors. So, I am sure that the above list will help you in making decision on where you should post your ad. Now that these services are free, there is no harm in posting an ad on all of the above mentioned websites!
If you know any other relevant website that you think should be there in this list, please let me know through comments.
I wish you success with your classified advertisement. Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.