Backpage is now closed and the need that a lot of people have for free classified postings must be catered for by other websites. The service that backpage.com had offered for a long period of time was arguably one of the best on the internet and it is therefore quite difficult to convince just about anyone to go with something else, something new from here onwards.
Not only did most new websites ask for some sort of fee, but they were also not exactly respecting the privacy that users wanted from a page that operated like backpage.com. To make your search easier, we have made a list with what we think are 8 best alternative websites to Backpage.com.
One of the most prominent websites in this type of business, Craigslist allows users to make private listings with full privacy. You can find pretty much anything on the website, from houses for sale and rent to services wanted or given in any sort of sector. Be it business or entertainment, no matter what you are looking for, Craigslist is bound to have a category with a lot of sub-categories to help you refine you search and end up with only seeing listings from the type of thing you are looking for. It is extremely easy to use and also completely open source. Started since 1995 by Craig Newmark, Craigslist is famous for being secure from frauds and being quite open for people that want to sell or buy pretty much anything.
Classified is a website that focuses more on the credibility of buyers and sellers. It works very much like Craigslist but main emphasis is given on the verified sellers and buyers operating on the website. You can buy or sell pretty much anything you can think of. You can sell something by either creating your own ad in an average of five minutes. Buying something is equally easy in theory and practice, since the page offers a variety of subcategories and a very well designed search system. On top of all the features that Classified Ads offers, it is very important to note that it is all offered for free to the users of the website.
Oodle is a hit or miss for some people because of its more localized nature. It does have a confirmed fifteen million monthly visitors and is known for being very spam and fraud free, so if you do finding something to buy or selling something in your area through Oodle is a very good idea. The reason why it can be a hit or miss is because the website is mostly known to work with very isolated local areas. Should you area be using Oodle though, that will be to an excess amount and to the point that you will find the things you are looking for quite easily.
This particular website stands out among the rest due to its ease of usage for new users of the website. It is easily the best website for posting a classified ad for free faster than on any other website. Not only is posting classified ads on Classifiedsgiant easy and fast, but the website is also very good at keeping the entire business spam and fraud free. It is among the most commonly used websites for the purpose of posting classified ads and yet another reason why there is traffic on the website is because it is easy to manage your postings once they are made. Finding good deals through Classifiedsgiant is most definitely easy enough for both new and older users equally.
If you find yourself in Canada, then Kijiji is the place you should be visiting the most when it comes to e-commerce related things. It is a website that was launched by eBay back in 2005 and since then has provided classified postings service to more than three hundred cities in Canada. The website was created in order to amplify local trade in Canada and make it easier overall. Kijiji has been used for finding pretty much any sort of product or service to sell or buy by the Canadians since its launch and it is very reliable for trade in the country since everyone knows that no listings are posted by people from other countries.
Probably one of the best alternatives to backpage.com, Bedpage has both a similar design as well as a familiar interface, making it quite easy for former users of Backpage.com to navitage through Bedpage and post or browse ads. Posting and managing your own ads is made really easy with Bedpage through its very intuitive ads-manager interface and the fact that the website is available in a lot of countries across the world, makes it a good international website to be looking at for more specialized things that you may be looking for and can only buy from abroad. Its main strength though is that it has a very similar design to Backpage.com making it a familiar site and experience for most users, both buyers and sellers.
Offered in more than forty countries including the USA, India and Australia, OLX is the go to place for many people due to its secure and safe environment. Most people prefer to have no ads when browsing through classified listing websites, but others do like the ads system, since it helps them search things easier and more effectively. OLX has a “featured ads” system that allows for much better results in the end.
Yet another free classified listings website, Locanto is used in mostly major cities and provides an easy to use platform for both buyers and sellers who can seek each other out for services and products at a fixed price. It is a service that focuses mostly on the user to user experience and does so in a very effective way. No inbetween complications, just a straight up good communication toolset for its users.
Be it that you are looking to sell something or just buy a service or product, all of the above mentioned websites can help you with that through the services that they provide. Classified listings have been and will continue to be one of the most favored ways for people to seek out to buy and sell products online, due to the anonymity and the safety that this entails in most cases. Take your pick, explore the websites and see which one fits you best.