All adverts are free to post on Buy and Sell Burnley but if you want a little more out of yours then a featured ad is just what you need.
What are featured ads?
Featuring your ad means that you can pay a set fee for it to appear in a variety of prominent places throughout our website. This means that your advert will stand out amongst all the others to maximise the number of views and increase the chances of your item selling. Your advert will remain featured until it expires or is sold.
- Featured ads are the first thing people see when visiting the websites homepage.
- Featured ads are prioritized above ALL other ads in display.
- After a few days your ad will not sink to the bottom of the listings
- Featured ads are 60% more efficient than free ones
- Search results always display featured ads first, if a featured ad matches the search criteria
- Featured ads always display at the top of any category.
- Featured ads will be the first in any list when the users are just casually browsing ads.
Where are featured ads shown?
Adverts are shown in several prominent places around the site, here is a breakdown:
Homepage carousel – The first thing visitors of our site will see is the featured ads carousel that rotates featured adverts regardless of their price, category or distance. These are randomised so that all featured ads will be shown first at some point but are scrollable so that visitors can browse through all adverts.
The sidebar – Down the right hand side of every internal page is the websites sidebar, this has the category filters in along with various other items. Amongst those is a list of our featured ads so if you’ve upgraded your advert it will be shown to everyone on every page regardless of what category they’re in.
‘Stickied’ in categories – If your advert is featured and is posted in (for example) the Electronics category, anyone who views the Electronics category will see your advert ‘sticked’ at the top. This means that after a few days your ad will not sink to the bottom of the listings, instead it will remain at the top of the list above all the free adverts until it expires. It is also highlighted with a different colour compared to the free adverts and has a featured ribbon to make it stand out.
‘Stickied’ search results – If your advert is featured and matches the search criteria, will see your advert ‘sticked’ at the top. This means that after a few days your ad will not sink to the bottom of the listings, instead it will remain at the top of the list above all the free adverts until it expires. It is also highlighted with a different colour compared to the free adverts and has a featured ribbon to make it stand out.
How do I feature my ad?
When placing an advert follow the steps until you get to the page where you input your item details. Fill out the form and then look for the gold box at the bottom of the form.
Checking the box here will let us know that you would like to have your item featured and the price that is shown will need to be paid in full on the next step.
If your advert is already live then you cannot upgrade to make it featured, you’ll have to delete your ad and post a new one following the above instructions.
What else should I know?
Once you feature your ad, we won’t be able to refund you if you change your mind, so make sure you’re sure that this is what you want. You also won’t be able to remove the feature from the ad or transfer it to another ad. If you don’t like the way it works, you’ll have to delete your ad and post a new one.
The homepage carousel will rotate all featured ads on the site to give everyone the same visibility. There are many featured ads on this site so the order that they are displayed is randomised to allow all ads to be shown near the front/top at some point.