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The #1 Mistake People Make When Writing Ads And How You Can Avoid It.

May 7, 2008
Advertising on the internet can be easy if you know how to go about it. After all, the internet offers thousands of ways to advertise your business, as well as your web site. One of the most popular ways to advertise online is with classified advertising.

You write your ads and post them on different classified ad web sites. However, the only problem with this form of advertising is that writing an ad is not always easy. In fact, most people do not know how to write effective classified advertisement.

People make many different mistakes when they write ads, however, there is one mistake that people make more than others. This is the fact that people will write ads and not talk about what they are selling! It sounds silly and like a mistake that should be easy to avoid, but you would be amazed at how many ads you find out there that do not talk about what they are selling. This is the worst and most common made mistake when it comes to classified ad writing, but it's also the easiest to avoid.

When you are surfing the internet there will be lots of times when you will come across ads that you do not know what they are trying to sell you. Sometimes these ads will say, "buy it here" or "Lowest price guaranteed." Well sure that sounds nice, but lowest price on what? This is the biggest mistake that people make when writing ads, because they are not telling the people what they are selling.

So a lot of times they make the mistake of assuming that whoever reads their ads, they are going to know what they are selling. Don't forget that they are not going to know if you do not tell them. You have to be able to include the product name of what you are selling, and sometimes even the price, to get people to visit your site. If people do not know what you are selling, then they are not going to waste their time clicking on your ad.

So what you can do to avoid this ad mistake? Well, the best way is to put yourself in the place of the customer. When you are done making the ad, take a quick break, then come back to it, and read it loud. See if it makes any sense at all. Also, you should act as if you do not know what you are selling (better yet go get someone else to read your ad that does not know what you are selling).

Then ask yourself if, by reading the ad, you understand what you are selling and why they should visit your site. An ad should be able to tell you all of that in just a few words. Although it seems like a hard task to do, it can be done. This is why people hire writers to write ads for them; it makes things easier.

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