Gumtree SEO Strategy

Gumtree SEO Strategy

Discover How To Get Classified Ads Giant “GUMTREE” Paying For Your Ads Around The Internet – Totally FREE!

Yes it’s really true… I made GumTree pay for my ads on big sites like Yahoo 7.

But on top of it all I realised GumTree was also sending free leads and enquiries to my business and after applying one our Secret Sauce SEO strategies Google decided to even send us some love.

And of course I’ll share all the details with you in a minute, but first let me back up real quick and tell you how all this came about.

As you probably know if you’re one of my subscribers, we work closely with business owners all around Australia, to not only help them build Websites That Sell, but also Increase Website Traffic build traffic assets around the Internet which drive leads to their business and sites.

So let’s back up a few days…

It was late afternoon just about half an hour shy of knock off time.

Before I finished for the day I wanted to build one more traffic asset for a client of ours.

So I decided to build a GumTree one, as it literally takes less than 10 minutes to build one of these when you know what you’re doing.

And as it turned out, I ended up setting this traffic asset up so quick I still had about 25 minutes left before home time.

So I thought… why not catch up on an episode of Criminal Minds on the Yahoo 7 site?

Yes I occasionally have a break too… don’t judge me please… I hardly ever watch TV so when I finish my work early it’s my way of rewarding myself… and it’s a good show… PLUS this is my blog I don’t need to justify my preference of TV shows – right?

Wow… that escalated quick! Pardon my outburst there…


I’m back! Over that little rant… let’s get back to the GumTree Strategy.

Anyway, where was I… yes that’s right… I was watching an episode of Criminal Minds.

Now, as I started playing the show an ad in the bottom right hand corner of the site caught my attention.

You’ve probably seen the ads on the big TV and Magazine sites.

They are part of the Google display network or other display network online advertising companies. It’s actually a great way to advertise and something we offer to our clients as well.

However what made me look twice this time around was that Classified Ad Giant GumTree actually posted an ad of our clients business!

That’s right have a look below, I’ve circled in red the clients ad which displayed on this high traffic website – totally FREE.


Now the first thing I thought was… I must have gotten lucky here!

So I went back and set up another ad for the SEO side of our business.

Then a few hours later on I went back to the Yahoo 7 site – and what do you know, it worked like a charm – again!

GumTree was showing my newly created ad as well.


Now I’ll be straight here…

Is this going to be life changing traffic?


But remember initially we only set up the this traffic asset to syphon some organic traffic from the actual GumTree site… but what I discovered that afternoon was that on top of the actual site traffic they are also showing these ads around the Internet… and when on top of all this we apply our Google strategy, where our ads start showing up on the first page of Google… this is a quick and easy… rather powerful strategy.

So if that caught your attention, get ready… Because I’ve got something extra special for you :-)

I’ve put together a FREE guide which not only walks you through step by step how we set up our free classified ads on GumTree… but it will also walk you through exactly how we get these ads to show up on the first page of Google to drive additional traffic.

You can access all this information totally free by downloading the guide below.

Simply click on the image of the guide and it’ll open up in your browser.

Alternatively if you want to save the guide to your computer, make sure you right click and press “save as” and save the document to your computer.


Make sure you take action on this, download the guide right now and start driving additional traffic with this quick and easy very cheap traffic strategy.

I hope you have enjoyed this informative post.

Make sure you leave a comment below if you enjoyed the information and have any questions or comments in regards to the GumTree Ads Crack Strategy.

For now I’m out.


David Krauter

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Websites That Sell provides SEO services to clients all across Australia. Their unique & proprietary Targeted SEO system helps local, national & International clients get found on Google. The companies head office is located on the Sunshine Coast with satellite offices in BrisbaneGold CoastMelbourneAdelaideHobartSydney and PerthDavid Krauter, head of Strategy, operates from the Sunshine Coast office which can be reached on 1300 188 662.

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David Krauter founder & head of SEO & strategy at Websites That Sell is responsible for growth, innovation and generally keeping Websites That Sell and clients at the forefront of the ever changing Internet landscape.

Comments 9

  1. Hi David

    Thanks for all the great info. I have posted ads previously on Gumtree and our ads have ended up on page one of google.

    Could you please give me the link where you can register a business account with Gumtree Australia – can’t seem to find out how to do this. Thank you

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      Not sure if there is a “business” account as such – we are only really using gumtree as an additional strategy to our SEO services these days. So you can just use the normal sign up link.

  2. Gumtree only allows a single listing for a single business, so if you want to promote different products on Gumtree with individual ads, this is not possible. It’s also difficult if you want to target more than one area, as in “Canberra” as well as “Wagga Wagga”. Of course, this is a limitation of Gumtree, not your strategy!

  3. I just stumbled across your post and felt the need to comment. I’m sure you’ve figured this out by now, but what you’re talking about is called “retargeting”. After visiting a website which uses retargeting, you’ll often notice that the item you looked at is seemingly following you around the internet, by appearing in ads on all kinds of unrelated websites. The thing is, these ads are specific to each user. So when YOU visit the Yahoo 7 website, YOU see that ad… but when anyone else visits the same website, they will see a different ad (unless they’ve also previously visited your Gumtree listing).

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      Hi Dean, thanks for your reply. That’s exactly how it works. So you post the ad – then if people find you on gumtree – gumtree pays for your retargeting and reminds your prospects that they looked at you ad ;-)

  4. Thanks David I’m just learning SE0 and while I’ve been using Gumtree for free advertising this will give me the edge I need to really make those ads work. Thanks for sharing

  5. Hi there… this sounds very interesting. I have some properties listed on Gumtree and would like them to rank on a Google search. I think I need to reconsider my key words especially in the titles to drive traffic to GT. Looking forward to reading your strategies. Thanks Viv

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      G’day Viv, For local non competitive suburbs this strategy would work exceptionally well.

      I would include the Suburb and term “real estate” or “property for sale” in the title as well to get as much local relevance as possible.

      Hope that helps.


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    Hi Guys, I’ve had a few questions come in so here’s some Q & A about this strategy. If you have any more questions, please leave a comment and I’ll try to reply to them all.

    Q: Does this strategy really only work for only 45 days?

    A: Yes, that’s the amount of time Gum Tree will show your ad for. Now I made it very clear that this is not a long term strategy, but for the right business 45 days of traffic (especially with our GumTree/Google strategy revealed in the guide) could mean a whole lot of moola… We’re getting these ads to rank in literally days… rather than weeks or months which it takes these days to rank our own sites…

    Q: What’s the catch with your blog post?

    A: No real catch… I’ve been quite for nearly 9 months as I’ve just been in the trenches working on this kind of stuff with clients. So I thought I would do something nice and reveal what’s working for us and put together a guide for my subscribers at no cost :-)

    Q: Is there really no cost to this strategy?

    Yep… getting the ad set up and running is totally free. Now if you want to drive your ad to the first page of Google, obviously you need to invest into some link building. But I’ve given you our resource for that too… in many markets to drive a GumTree ad to the first page literally costs a 1/10th of what traditional SEO costs… it’s the way forward in SEO and this kind of Secret Sauce SEO our clients are loving right now.

    Q: Which markets have you seen this work best in?

    A: I answer this in the guide but the short answer is this. We’ve seen this work best and quickest for targeting local suburb keywords. eg. Plumber Caloundra, Accountant Logan, Lawyer Cronulla etc.

    You can target more competitive suburbs, but you’re taking more of a risk and in some cases we just didn’t have the link horsepower to get first page rankings in time to get a good ROI from the strategy.

    So the above works best, you’ll only need a handful of links to push your ad to the first page.

    Q: Can I set up more than one ad.

    A: YES… that’s where this gets powerful… imagine ranking for every suburb surrounding you main target area.

    You can set up a separate ad for each suburb and literally dominate your surrounding suburb keywords.

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