- How does the free ad work?
- How long does it take to set one up?
- How really free are the ads?
I first noticed the name Qwikad popping up all over the social media lately especially on Twitter. They seem to be offering what I can only tend to ask; how real is this and then I decided to check them out myself.
I also checked for Qwikad reviews on the net but couldn’t find anything tangible so here it is.
What Is Qwikad?
Qwikad is a web-based platform where online or offline business owners can post classified ad for free. It is well segmented in the sense that you can place a local ad to target your area only or you can place ad targeting wider area like USA and Canada.
Not much could be found on rating side as it is a new company with about five years on the history side.
Trust rating is excellent.
The ranking is at #131,526 ahead over similar 30 million websites in the whole world.
In India alone, it is ranking at #20,458 which is not bad. Source: Scamanlyze.com
How To Place Ad On Qwikad
First I was surprised to notice that you do not have to open an account in other to place an ad with Qwikad. You can place your ad any time and it is free to do so right? Well, we’ll find out!
Let me walk you through the process I underwent. So you can get a better understanding of how things work around Qwikad.
First, you click on Post A Free Ad icon and you are here:
Did you see where it says free? Yes is it. I was surprised too but stay with me. If there is a catch somewhere we will find it.
Now all you need do is select your country or location to target your ad. If you select the whole of USA and Canada, it will cost you $5 dollar. But if you choose a certain city within the two countries then it is free.
Are you with me so far?
Good because things will get interesting in a short while…
Now let us say you chose the USA which is, by the way, a huge market and to get your free ad placed, you may want to narrow it to down let’s say New York as in below:
When you chose New York, for example, it will still ask you to select which city within New York you will want to target your ad.
Meaning if you want a wider coverage then you have to pay $5.
Anyways, in the spirit of testing things out, I continued to dig deeper into the below image shows:
As you can see, you will be asked to chose which niche your campaign is targeting and remember it is still free as it said. You can always change your location by clicking the change location icon at the top.
You will also notice how the ad target went from the USA to New York and then narrowed down to Long Island.
Next select which business you want to promote depending on what business you are into. Let say you want to promote Pet related ad as below:
Now let us again say you choose Dogs and Puppies in relation to the business you want to promote then carry on to the next topic which also explains how free is really the online advertising platform.
How Really Is Free Qwikad Ad Placement?
This is where things start getting interested. You will see from the top above right side that says it is free, but for only 60 days. Meaning your ad will be up for free within 60 days after which you may have to pay for it if you still want it up and running.
This is optional as I later found out though so yes there is a catch and it is one where you have the option to continue or opt out with zero obligation.
Anyway, 60 days free ad placement is still a lot and if you have a good ad up and running, you can get a lot of traffic within those periods.
So moving on, you can go ahead and fill in your ad details as seen above. Next will be:
As you can see from the above, there will be a few more attempts to sell you into buying featured and urgent ads but the good thing is, these are optional. Although as a business you may want to look into buying it as they are relatively cheaper than what is obtainable elsewhere.
The blue bottom that said continue means your ad is placed and set up complete so you can start seeing results.
Also you can upload as many images up to ten as the below image indicates:
Lastly, you will get an email detailing your ad set up with an option to edit or view your ad for performance checks or amendments.
In conclusion, the qwikad platform is only free for certain period of time. It is not free forever just as the flash advert made it look. There could be great potential to increase traffic and sales if you use it right. Then again it all depends on what you intend to advertise.
In my opinion, they should have been a little bit more upfront in their sales pitch especially the free to advertise your business part. Their affiliate program seems well managed as they just increased their payout rate from $10 to $20 pay lead who converts into paying customer.
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I will continue to update this post as I monitor my results. If you have any question or comment please feel free to ask in the box below.