11 Sites Like Craigslist: More Classified Ad Websites
Searching for other classified ad websites? There are many great sites like Craigslist that allow you to post or browse classified ads for free.
If you aren't having any success with Craigslist then the alternatives on this list might just be what you're looking for. This collection of websites summaries the perfect places for buying, selling, and discovering through classified ads, allowing you to reach thousands of people in your local area.
Craigslist is one of the most popular classified advertising websites that has grown steadily since it began in 1995. It is now generally considered to be one of the best sites available in the classified advertising space and a regularly-used alternative to the traditional classified section in your local print newspaper. It's a place to post services, community resources, resume help, gigs, housing, jobs, items for sale, items wanted and everything else you could need to buy, sell or trade.
The websites featured below offer alternatives that either focus on a particular niche or fill a gap in Craigslist's offerings. Please share your stories about using web based classified ads in the comments below or recommend a site not featured here.
Why Do You Use Online Classifieds?
To help you select a classified ad website I have included the Alexa rankings of the websites I have featured here.
Alexa is an Amazon company that estimates traffic based on a global traffic panel which is made up of web users. Those wishing to join this panel can download the Alexa Toolbar from the official website (Alexa.com)
The Alexa ranking of a site is an easy to use measure that provides an estimate of website popularity. A rank of 1 is the most popular website (currently Google.com) while 500 represents the 500th most popular website (currently Kickstarter.com).
A higher Alexa rank is a good indicator of website traffic which is vital to a successful classified ad website.
Alexa Rankings Of Sites Featured Here
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One of the Many Classified Advertisers
ClassifiedsGiant is a strong alternative to Craigslist thanks to good quality control that ensures the eyes that do land on your ad postings are legitimate users who won't waste your time. This also makes searching through the listings easier with less spam to sift through.
The site has been around since 2010 and has stood the test of time by coming out ahead in the classified ad space (behind Craigslist, of course). It serves all the US states with further options to filter by city, keyword and ads with pictures (great for cutting out any potential dud ads).
ClassifiedsGiant also has a crisp website with simple user interfaces to make posting your next free ad easy, giving you access to the millions of users and thousands of daily visitors. ClassifiedsGiant.com strives to enable users both locally and nationwide to search, discover, and post free classified ads. It's the fastest-growing free classifieds advertising platform with over 500,000 users and 1.5 million ads posted and growing daily in addition to thousands of users visiting daily—expect your ad to be visited.
With all the usual categories (jobs, for sale, announcements, pets, real estate, and more), you'll find your category well-serviced, making ClassifiedsGiant a number one choice.
All US States
Free: Available on most categories. Live for 30 days, unlimited words and 12 pictures.
Selling Unwanted Items
Gold ($4.95/month): Unlimited ads, live for 45 days and up to 20 pictures, listed above free ads.
Unlimited ($9.95/month): Live for 60 days, 20 pictures, priority listing over all other ad types.
Find Hourly Work or Something More Permanent on This Job Site
SnagAJob connects the job seeker with potential employers with a focus on jobs that pay by the hour. If you find yourself browsing the classified section looking for work or are a business owner needing to find some talent with minimal fuss, SnagAJob is the answer.
With a huge selection of local jobs, both part-time and full-time, US job seekers are well looked after on the SnagAJob platform. Tens of thousands of new jobs get added daily across the site to keep you updated. There is no shortage of opportunity for you to jump on, be it a job upgrade, a change of pace, or your very fist step into the job market.
SnagAJob has a huge collection of helpful videos on their YouTube channel with helpful interview tips and other advice to help you get the job you apply for. You'll also find other great resources for getting your foot in the door when you don't have much experience.
Snag your next job with SnagAJob, the leader in hourly employment.
All US States
Free for job seekers
Paid ($99/month) for job posters
Long Term Careers & Employment
Offer Your Servies On This Craigslist Alternative
Fiverr is a unique classified website that focuses on people offering their services for $5. If you're seeking work or looking to earn a small income on the side from your own skills then you'll find Fiverr is perfect for your needs.
Popular services on Fiverr include voice overs, writing, graphic design. If you're looking for someone to assist with one of these tasks or make money by offering them yourself Fiverr is a unique take on the classified ad model, focusing on people rather than items.
There are hundreds of thousands of Fiverr postings at any one time across a wide range of industries. Register today to unlock the full potential of Fiverr in purchasing or offering your services.
Selling your skills in design, music, writing, video and programming.
Free to register but a number of transaction fees (ie; seller gets $4 of $5 paid for service)
Another Job-Focused Site Like Craigslist
Monster is a better alternative to Craigslist for finding work (or advertising it).
Monster makes it super easy for companies to post job positions to millions of job seekers and get fast and high-quality responses. So how does this benefit you as a job seeker? Monster uses a Power Resume Search to search through your uploaded resume and inform you when a job that you'll be perfect for becomes available.
Monster takes the job board to the next level by integrating powerful technology and more than two decades worth of experience into their platform. In addition to job seeking and posting, Monster is also a high-quality resource for career management, with insightful blog posts and an active Twitter feed to keep you informed.
Free for job seekers
Resume building & career resources
Variety of paid packages for job posters
Your Community Marketplace Site
EPage allows you to easily connect with people in your community to buy, sell, and trade. The website focuses more on used items like cars and garage sales, although there is also a pet section and the real estate and job sections are starting to show growth.
With a growing real estate presence, EPage is a good bet if you are looking to buy, sell, or find a place to rent in your local area.
You can browse many local buyers and sellers or search the state or even the nation to find what you are looking for. If you don't have any success, then you can take advantage of Recycler's network of classifieds ad websites, allowing you to reach an audience of millions.
EPage is also one of the few sites to support Twitter and Facebook integration, allowing you to easily promote your advertisement and expand your reach if you have your own community circles on the social media platforms.
All US States
Free: Offers basic ad functions
Paid ($1-$5): Promote ad to multiple categories or increase reach.
Explore This Buying & Selling Marketplace
Oodle is a revolutionary site that aims to combine social media with partnerships from large corporations to help you find a buyer or seller.
Oodle combines its own classified listings with listings from a number of other websites including eBay and local newspapers. Oodle once powered the Facebook Marketplace which was a Facebook application for buying and selling within one's community.
Oodle encourages every listing to be paired with a Facebook profile link to create transparency between buyers and sellers, ultimately creating a more safe and reliable experience.
These days, Oodle is the powerhouse behind a number of classified websites through their widgets and available API. If you are looking for a safe and transparent option, I strongly recommend taking a look at Oodle.
Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States
Free: All necessary functions
Paid: Featured listings to improve traffic and reach
7. eBay Classifieds Network
One of the Most Popular Market Sites
Ebay Classifieds is definitely one of the bigger platforms on this list. Known as eBay Classifieds within the United States but rebranded in other countries (ie; Canada is Kijiji and Australia is GumTree) this network is quite large thanks to having the power of Ebay behind the platforms.
eBay Classifieds Network now holds the majority share in a number of markets including Canada and Australia which ensures that a good number of ads are constantly posted within your region.
eBay Classifieds Network offers a similar service to Craigslist but also includes a very active pet and motor sections. This network of sites now attracts a new ad every few seconds, making it a great destination to find opportunities to buy and sell locally.
If you are looking for a site with a powerful company backing, then eBay Classifieds and its associated websites are definitely your best option. You can see if there is a regional equivalent for your location in the link below.
eBay Classifieds/Kijiji Summary
Buying and selling items
Free to post ads.
Paid ads are featured at the top of categories
Start Your Own Store or Post a Free Ad on This Site
Sell.com is another great alternative that allows you to set up your own store and post your own free classified ads within that store. If you find yourself regularly posting on Craigslist, Sell.com is great alternative for building a brand and bringing people back to the services you offer.
Sell.com has been live since 1999 and has slowly grown to become a thriving website for both regular and one-off sellers. Sell.com focuses on offering membership and single-purchase options that allow your ad to receive strong exposure and keep spam away from the website.
This site currently focuses on items for sale, pets, cars, real estate, services, and jobs. If you are looking to set-up a free classified ad in any of these categories, then Sell.com is highly recommended.
$1-$6 to place an ad based on category
Clothing & Jewellery
9. Classified Ads
Post Free Classified Ads on This Site
Classified Ads is another popular website where you can post free classified ads without much hassle. The website focuses on cars, jobs, and real estate, but does also have other categories that are slowly growing in popularity.
Classified Ads is a free service that allows you to browse listings and create your classified ad for free. They have a great support team that helps ensure only real and relevant adverts go live. You will be able to buy, sell, or find anything on ClassifiedAds.com. I have found it to be filled with less junk when compared to other classified ad providers.
Like most classified sites, the traffic and listings are predominantly from the United States, but there are some from Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and India.
Classified Ads Summary
All features available for free.
Items for sale
A Safer US-Based Classified Site
Geebo is another popular classified ad space that focuses on the United States. However, it tries to differentiate itself from Craigslist by focusing on providing a safer place to post classifieds and thus far has succeeded in delivering this promise to consumers.
Geebo mostly focuses on job listings and services but has expanded into vehicles, real estate, and community events. Geebo is one of the few classified websites that does not offer a personal section due to safety issues. Geebo also reviews all submitted ads for signs of deception and fraud, allowing Geebo to be a safer Craigslist alternative.
In 2012, Geebo had a million unique monthly visitors, the majority of whom were visiting (and using) the job section. If you are worried about safety, then this site is your best option, especially if you're job hunting.
All US States
Free to post and view ads
A Site with a Wide Variety of Classified Listings
Backpage has long been on the heels of Craiglist as a leading popular classified advertising website that has a focus on automotive, job listings, and real estate.
Backpage is focused on United States traffic and classifieds but does also offer classifieds in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
Backpage has many large sections and is a filter-focused experience, which helps cut down on fake listings.
Currently, the buy/sell/trade and services sections are the most popular, so if either of those meet your needs, Backpage will be the site for you.
Free: Ad posts on most categories
Paid (Backpage Credits): Access to apartments, jobs and personal sections for posting ads
Which of the Sites Are Your Favourites? Do You Have Any Suggestions?
Ipoola on February 01, 2020:
I got this website when searching for some tips online, cool i found answer, love this... Keep it up
Sofia on September 28, 2015:
Some one suggested me about Cirtru.com .i tried out that and found a roommate from there ,They verify buyers/sellers based on their employers/schools.without showing any personal detail.
Beto123 on June 14, 2015:
For listing any party or event related service free of charge in Bay Area, you can also try www.partycoop.com.
Ed on June 02, 2015:
Recently used thestuff.exchange. It's fast free and easy, the design is great!
jack on May 03, 2015:
I was looking for company to paint my house and friend of mine told me about Paparita.com where i got the great deal i had
Clearissa Coward's Command Center from Cary,NC on February 27, 2015:
This is very useful information. I ha no idea Craigslist has competition. Thank you for sharing.
Suzie from Carson City on February 27, 2015:
This hub is very interesting, thorough and informative. I had no idea there were so many sites like this. I have used Crag's list, but not very successfully. There are so many things to be "cautious" about and I've had my share of frauds & disgusting scam artists. It's amazing to me that so many people have nothing better to do in life but prowl the sites and cause chaos......Up++
Blackspaniel1 on February 24, 2015:
I was unaware of many of these, thanks.
freeadsuk on February 21, 2015:
BiggestClassifieds and/or LargestClassifieds too are highly recommended.
Sherrye Barrow from Tucson, AZ on February 19, 2015:
Very informative...need to know info for marketing...Great hub!
Biostop from Tecuci on February 17, 2015:
Great resurses, thank you. Is better than Craig list.
Hennie Le Roux from Saudi Arabia on February 12, 2015:
I just stated out with craigslist today, so I am completely new to this kind of marketing, thanks for the advice, will be sure to follow this and check out more options if this falls flat.
RTalloni on February 02, 2015:
What a great resource this is. I'm looking forward to checking out these links. Appreciate what the comments add, as well.
Maree Michael Martin from Northwest Washington on an Island on February 02, 2015:
I like to find stories about other choices to things. This is a great one for classified ads. Something new to look into. I am sure to find some new useful tools with one of the sites you've mentioned.
Cps Vendors from Joliet, Illinois on January 29, 2015:
Going to check this out! Thank you.
thegiftsguy from Texas on January 26, 2015:
Thanks for posting all these.
Timothy Whitt from New Jersey on January 08, 2015:
I am going to spend some time checking out these sites. Thanks for the great Hub
Emily from GA on January 07, 2015:
I was unaware of all of these, this is awesome. I can't wait to try some of these! Thanks :)
Wyoming RA LLC from Cheyenne, Wyoming on January 03, 2015:
Backpage.com ads show up very quickly on search engines when typing matching keywords.
Ellie Miles on January 02, 2015:
How do you determine the legitimacy of these sites? What is the best way to avoid getting scammed?
Theindustry on January 02, 2015:
I'm going to bookmark the heck out of this!
Jo Jo Beans on December 08, 2014:
1) Cannot post on Oodles unless you have a Facebook account.
2) Sell.com is not free.
Jo on December 08, 2014:
Anything has got to be better than craigslist. There's so much overposting and crossposting and spam. No one moderates the site and it's frustrating.
I'll give some of these a try. Thanks!
Alvinet on December 08, 2014:
Thanks for those sites :)
Maria from Texas on November 15, 2014:
Thanks for tips. I did not know about a few of these. Craigslist is getting harder to post quality ads on. You can't even place your URL like you used to.
Hanifq on November 05, 2014:
The last 3 classified ad sites I wasn't aware of at all. Thanks for the resource, definitely useful!
Michael W Smith Jr. from Florida on November 05, 2014:
Wow you packed a lot of information into this one hubpage. Thank you.
Dale Anderson from The High Seas on October 30, 2014:
EXACTLY what I was looking for! I advertised on every one of these sites and will report back the results. Much thanks!
Kim from Two hours from Dallas on October 21, 2014:
This was a great resource! Thank you very much. Do you mind if I mention this on my Google blog?
Emily Tack from USA on September 23, 2014:
Craigslist is really hard for me to navigate, but you have given me a lot of other options. Great stuff!
SilverLotus1 on July 27, 2014:
thanks for the info, hadn't heard of some of these.
azaday on June 03, 2014:
A lot of users from USA on http://azaday.com. Many features for members.
johnmark360 on April 20, 2014:
www.360classified.us this website also good one like craigslist....
Knoperilla on March 10, 2014:
www.TheClassifiedPost.com is another good one!
beat-yourprice on February 11, 2014:
Here also another local classified site. www.beatyourprice.com
Moviles-Baratos on January 19, 2014:
thanks for sharing, i should have a look
CompanionPages on January 03, 2014:
CompanionPages.com is a new and innovative social listing service where individuals and businesses of any size can list their currents sells, offers and promotions in one central location.
hbtousa on November 24, 2013:
crazywasp.com is a new and interesting site with nice features. It is family friendly and very well organized.When placing ads, users have the choice of posting basic ads for for free or enhance them. Users can feature their ads by adding mp4, youtube or vimeo videos, post the ad on the homepage, or allow the ad being on top of any category. Also, the site allows to search by state for missing children and pets for adoption from well known non-profit organizations.The site has no commercial banners, or annoying pop-ups. Finally, certain users will receive a gift card that they can spend on any US school project of their choice. This site was designed to help our US communities. Check it out.
edmooreuk on November 08, 2013:
Needz.net is another good site. More security and better seller profiles, mobile friendly too.
beats-man-14 on October 30, 2013:
www.Classifiedsupreme-ads.com is a Very good site
anonymous on September 17, 2013:
@anonymous: Our classified ads website www.kwijibo.ca
is very good also =)
anonymous on August 20, 2013:
456List.com is very good
Rose Jones on August 01, 2013:
Thanks for all these wonderful resources! Pinned to my board: eBay, etc.
anonymous on July 04, 2013:
Have you tried metrolistings.org. It's the only website that offers postings to multiple cities quickly and it's absolutely FREE.It's Quick,FREE and reaches all cities across globe with quick user interface.Try it and rate it !
anonymous on July 02, 2013:
wow did not know all these sites existed
Socialpro54 LM on June 29, 2013:
seodress on June 21, 2013:
mcajaclyn on May 22, 2013:
Great list of sites:)
imagelist lm on May 05, 2013:
A really helpful lens...
wiseriverman on May 04, 2013:
anonymous on May 03, 2013:
It is time to change the title from 11 sites like Craigslist to 12 sites like Craigslist. There is another classifieds and it sure is a great place to start doing business in. Their page is FreeAdsTime.com and your ads don't get removed as fast as other classifieds.
annayjo on April 25, 2013:
Wow, didn't even know some of these existed and didn't even bother to check either. Thank you for introducing this info to me!
Underrated on April 22, 2013:
Great list of sites
topbuilderlist on April 16, 2013:
Very nice online resources.
anonymous on April 04, 2013:
REI Free Classifieds is like Craigslist, except specifically for real estate investors.
JayRockins on March 29, 2013:
I hear Backpages is pretty much just for hookers. lol
anonymous on March 23, 2013:
Thanks for the information - I did not realize there were so many other ad sites out there.
anonymous on March 20, 2013:
@Rodaussie: 2 words...**CRAIGSLIST SUUUUCKS!!!!!!!**
anonymous on March 07, 2013:
Except Craigslist I didn't get any benefit from other sites.
Mickie Gee on March 04, 2013:
I have not had any luck selling stuff on craigslist so I am glad to know of other places to list.
fyresite on February 25, 2013:
very interesting. I did not know about some of these sites. Good to know!
Spaniard34 on February 23, 2013:
I live in Europe and have been looking around for classifieds also and the one that I found that was good here was the website called europeslist.com. I haven't had any problems with it and it is easy to use for me.
CristianStan on February 23, 2013:
I sell lots of items, so this lens really helped me find new outlets to resale items on
anonymous on February 22, 2013:
CraigUpload.com is a good site to upload pictures for CraigsList
laurenrich on February 21, 2013:
Great lens. It has lots of excellent information. Thanks for sharing.
balloonboy on February 19, 2013:
Very informative lens! I did not know there are that many different sites.
balloonboy on February 19, 2013:
Very informative! I didn't know there are that many different sites.
balloonboy on February 19, 2013:
Very informative! I didn't know there are that many different sites.
RaidaMoon on February 14, 2013:
@anonymous: Awesome! I hadn't heard of this one yet. Thanks for the info.
anonymous on February 12, 2013:
Very good lens. Thanks for sharing this with us.
charwhit on January 30, 2013:
@Rodaussie: WHATTTT! craigslist is the best. You will start getting replies fast depend on what you post. Olx is a good one that give me results.
Rodaussie on January 25, 2013:
i didnt try craig's list yet.... I will check it court and come back here....
SteveKaye on January 19, 2013:
This is exactly the info I needed. I have things that I want to sell, so this should be very helpful. Thank you for publishing this lens. It's great.
anonymous on January 18, 2013:
An up and coming Canadian classified site is Sortopia.com. It's a nice site with great features. Worth having a look.
anonymous on January 12, 2013:
Also try DisplayAd.com/
Lou Martin from Atlanta, Georgia on January 02, 2013:
I've used Backpage a few times and received good traffic from that site.
anonymous on December 21, 2012:
Have not tried any of them yet but I have heard a lot of them.
OnlineMarketingMuse on December 20, 2012:
I've definitely had luck with US Free Ads and Backpage. Nice list!
SurvivalFood1 on December 15, 2012:
This is great -- I was just on Craigslist earlier and wondering if there were any other site like it with more stuff in my area. With all my eBay shopping, can't believe I didn't know about their classified section. Thanks!
getmoreinfo on December 14, 2012:
Thanks for this list, I appreciate it.
jolou on December 13, 2012:
Kijjii is good.
WriterJanis2 on December 13, 2012:
You always have great info.