How Can I Organize My Classified Ads?
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
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. Your Name
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
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
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
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! Very handy! Remember to always test
your links to make sure they work, then you can trust your
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
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!
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