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Archive for September, 2009

Buying a Pet on Freeads: Our Advice

September 29, 2009 By: Tom (Freeads Blogger) Category: Pets

Labrador retriver creamThe pets section is one of the most popular categories on Freeads, and since so many people use it every day we thought it would be good to share some advice about how you can make the most of the experience of bringing home your new pet. So, this is the first post in a series that will discuss just that, first, some general information: (more…)

Freeads is Having a Back to School Sale!

September 25, 2009 By: Tom (Freeads Blogger) Category: General

It’s a new season, the kids are back at school and we’re gearing up for the holidays this winter. In light of that, Freeads Classifieds wants to give you a bit of an early present to jump start the lead up to the holiday season; we’re offering 25% off all upgrades and memberships from now until the end of September! By taking advantage of this offer you will have the opportunity not only to clear out your closets before winter, but also to save a lot of money doing it.

12 months Premium Membership was £49.99 now £37.49, save £12.50.
12 Premium ads, 24 Bold ads.
You save up to £240 on upgrades alone!

6 months Premium Membership was £29.99, now £22.49, save £7.50.
6 Premium ads, 12 Bold ads.
You save up to £120 on upgrades alone!

3 months Premium Membership was £19.99, now £14.99, save £5.00.
3 Premium ads, 6 Bold ads.
You save up to £60 on upgrades alone!

So why not take advantage of these great savings, and Place an Ad, today?

Freeads Announces: Free Stuff!

September 24, 2009 By: Tom (Freeads Blogger) Category: Free Stuff

Free_StuffFreeads presents Free Stuff. Connect with people in your area who are giving their stuff away… FOR FREE!

A few weeks ago when we launched the new Freeads homepage we mentioned that we had quite a few other big projects in the pipeline that we were eager to tell you about, and we’re really excited to finally be able to tell you about the first one.

Last Friday we officially launched Free Stuff! Free Stuff is a new category of the website that allows you to quickly find all the things listed on Freeads as Free. You can browse Free Stuff the same way you’d browse any other part of the website; adverts are broken down by sub-category in the same way to allow for ease of finding what you’re looking for. (more…)

That Little (gently used) Gucci Dress

September 14, 2009 By: Tom (Freeads Blogger) Category: Home & Garden

Young woman leaning against somethingSo we know, money is tight, right? Maybe you don’t really have the extra cash lying around to buy yourself that new little Gucci dress or those fabulous Armani shades. Don’t sweat, we get it, and after all, can you even justify spending that kind of money on clothes and accessories in the best of economic times? We’ll be honest: we can’t.

So, what’s a girl (or guy!) to do?

You can always save your pennies, and maybe in a year you’ll have enough to buy one Louboutin pump, or you could do it the faster way; buy secondhand. (more…)

Round-up Wednesday: Saving £ as a Student and Antiques for All

September 09, 2009 By: Tom (Freeads Blogger) Category: Leisure & Hobbies

Round_Up_WednesdayAccording to James Salmon, “Student life doesn’t have to mean a frugal existence of beans and pasta,” and his article Don’t Live Off Beans! tells you just how to make sure that doesn’t happen. Throughout the article Salmon lists a variety of helpful tips for students making the transition to university, and we thought “hey, why not see what we can do for the students too?” So, without further ado: (more…)

Freeads Announces…

September 04, 2009 By: Tom (Freeads Blogger) Category: General

Announcement_Podium…our new homepage!

This morning we launched our homepage redesign. The new homepage has got all the same functionality to it that the old one did, but packages everything up in a fresh, new way. We’ve been working hard on it over the last few weeks and we’re really excited to finally be able to show it to you. We’d love to hear what you think, so leave us a comment and tell us if you like it as much as we do.

Round-up Wednesday: Crowded Beaches and Birds in St. Lucia

September 02, 2009 By: Tom (Freeads Blogger) Category: Leisure & Hobbies

Round_Up_WednesdayYou know what day it is: Round-up Wednesday! These sure sneak up fast. Let’s see what’s been happening in the last week’s news.

The Daily News’ Kevin O’Sullivan tackles the issue of too many day trippers, not enough beach in his article It’s Crush Hour as Millions of Trippers Rush to the Beach. According to the article, “temperatures [nudged] a sizzling 30C, [as] record crowds of more than 340,000 descended on Bournemouth beach to enjoy the sun.”

Even though it looks like the hot part of summer is behind us now, there are still plenty of things you can do around the country to have a great time. (more…)

August a Record Month at Freeads Classifieds

September 01, 2009 By: Tom (Freeads Blogger) Category: General

Growth_ChartAugust was a great month here at Freeads and we wanted to share some of our good news with you.

We’re excited to share that last month we:

  • Reached 2  million users for two consecutive months.
  • Achieved over 21 million page views.
  • Had over 50,000 ads placed.
  • Averaged over 7 minutes per user per session on the site.
  • Saw traffic in our Jobs category grow 60% from what it was in July.

In addition to that we were also able to achieve some pretty great things in other, perhaps more important, areas as well. (more…)


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