Is Advertising on Myspace Better Than Craigslist?

This article will compare effectively advertising on craigslist and using Myspace to promote product or service.

Firstly unlike other advertising opportunities there is no risk implicated in posting on Craigslist, and of course advertising is free on Craigslist. Another reason why advertising on Craigslist is so useful is the possibility of reaching a large of potential customers. Craigslist receives approximately four billion page views each month with ten million people using Craigslist each month. The key to reaching your target costumers on Craigslist is placing your advertisement in the most appropriate locations. Craigslist has a specific section for businesses to advertise their services.

Internet marketers have found MySpace can also be used to advertise products or service. Advertising on MySpace can be effective as long as it is done correctly and not in a way that is viewed as spam. The effectiveness of MySpace stems from amount of users who are currently using MySpace. Another reason why MySpace is such an effective advertising tool is there are no fees associated with using your MySpace profile to create links to products and services you offer. Participants on MySpace invest time in meeting others and making friends, most people who use MySpace are not exactly looking for information about products or services. The best way to effectively advertise on MySpace is to follow the same guidelines that would normally be followed by advertisers in online locations. This includes knowing who your target audience is and how to effectively appeal to them.


Both Craigslist and Myspace have a large amount of users, and free for advertising product or service.

To reach potential customers, location your advertisement on craigslist or Myspace is very very important.

Craigslist have a specific category for product and service while Myspace not, advertising on Myspace use MySpace profile to create links.

Craigslist also have a large potential customer but participants on MySpace invest time in meeting others and making friends and not exactly looking for information about products or services so they are unlikely to seek out product or service information.

To Your Success,

Bridget Schlattner
Executive Brand Partners Level 9 Marketing


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