Advertising online can become a crowded place. There are many businesses and promotions requiring the attention of the valuable customer. The very same applies to AdMonkey.co.za. There are many adverts needing the attention of the customer, where you need to stand out from the crowd to get noticed, or you need to be first in line to get their attention first.

Standing out from the crowd or being first in line is extremely important to get noticed in todays online world. Because of this, and to do everything we can to help you promote your advert, we’ve developed a set of functions you can use to help you and your advert do just that – stand out from the crowd.

This set of functions are referred to as Paid Promotions.

In short, it is a set of different paid advertising options you can add to or apply to your advert to help promote the advert up the search ranks, or to help the advert stand out from the rest of the adverts in the search by using labels and colors to attract the eyes and attention of the customer.

The ultimate promotion being the “Top Ad” promotion, which not only duplicates your advert and sends one of those copies to the top of the list (essentially doubling your chances of being found in the search). But also gives you a chance to appear on the home page! Giving your advert as much as a chance to increase eyes on your advert by 500%!

Here are the paid promotion options available to you:

  1. Bump Up ad: The order at which adverts appears in search results is based on the age of the advert. The older the advert, the lower down the list your advert will appear. Meaning that the user will have to scroll more to find your advert. Bumping your advert pushes that advert up to the top of the list, to be one of the first advert the users will see when performing a search. This can be applied only once per ad.
  2. Highlight Ad: Make your ad stand in the search results by applying an awesome colour to your advert. How can the user not see you!
  3. Top Ad: This creates a duplicate of your advert and pushes one copy of your advert to the top of search results, while maintaining its original position in the search results. You will also get a chance to appear on the home page of the website.
  4. Urgent Ad: This promotion will add “URGENT” ribbon on your ad. Urgent adverts are ones that need a sale to happen urgently. This indicates that the seller is more negotiable than would normal be, to help the sale move forward faster than usual.

Here are the steps to apply a promotion to your advert.

Step 1 

Firstly, you’ll need to navigate to your account dashboard to see a list of your currently active free adverts. Click on the user icon on the top right to access your account (it looks like a little person).

Step 2

Next, in the left-hand side main menu, click/press the Your Ads button.

Step 3 

You’ll be presented with a list of all your adverts currently running. On the right side of any of your adverts you will see a little horn icon. This is a Paid Promotions icon and shows that this advert is available for a paid promotion. Press/click the horn icon to bring up the paid promotions pop-up.

Step 4

You’ll now see all the promotion options available to you (listed above). Each of the promotions (except Bump Up Ad) gives you the option to select how long the promotion will run for. Select the length you feel will best server you and you’ll be shown how much that promotion will then cost you.

Once you select a paid promotion, you will be taken through one of our secured payment processing methods. Don’t worry, we cannot lose any of your payment information. As we do not save any of your payment details. Please see our FAQ or Terms & Conditions pages for more on our payment methods and payment gateways.

Once payment is received and your promotion approved. Your paid advert promotion will begin!

And that’s it! You’re now taking your amazing advert into overdrive. It’s not long now till you make your sale.