Black Hills Portal's Classifieds is our area's most visited Classified Ad resource. Whether buying or selling concert tickets, furniture, household items or furniture, cars, even homes - BHPortal Classifieds are far better than print ads because we offer:
Comprehensive Text Descriptions
Print publications restrict your item descriptions by charging per word. Black Hills Portal classifieds can contain plenty of descriptive information to generate interest. No more cryptic abbreviations or paying too much to adequately describe what you're selling!
Include a Color Photo!
Including a photo with your ad is a great selling tool and typically generates more responses than an ad without a photo. The old saying "a picture is worth a thousand words" hasn't stood the test of time for nothing! Gone are the days of black and white images. A BHPortal ad can display a color photo, or you can even use your digital photo software to create a collage of photos in a single graphic file.
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Convenient Ad Renewals
When your ad's expiration date approaches, Black Hills Portal will notify you via email to ask if you want to renew for another two weeks. After all, the purpose of your ad to sell the item - and your success is our success! A simple reply will extend your ad for another two weeks.
Our online ads can't be tossed in the garbage and they'll never get soaked by rain; they're available to be viewed at any time by anyone in The Black Hills community . . . and beyond.
Featured and Targeted Ads
Of course, your ads can be quickly found by anyone that clicks on the appropriate classified categories that are always displayed on the site. But we also feature the best classified ads on the Classifieds Home Page , and we highlight specific ads and ad categories on appropriate areas throughout the site that correspond to user's interests. For example, if you are selling Sports equipment, your ad may also be featured in the Sports section of the site. This is just one of the many reasons why Black Hills Portal Classifieds are the most effective way to sell items to your neighbors.
And Best of All - No Charges For Black Hills Area Residents
BHPortal Classifieds is a service we provide to Black Hills area residents, without charge, for selling household and personal items. We define The Black Hills area as from FM 1488 on the north, to Spring Creek on the south, a few miles east of I-45, and west to FM 2978. We apologize, but there is a fee for business ads. So, if you live in our area, you can quickly submit a classified ad and see for yourself why BHPortal Classified Ads are the best, easiest and cheapest way to sell your stuff! • Classified Ads Guidelines
Who says we can't have garage sales in The Black Hills!
What's an eGarage Sale?
Because Deed Covenants prohibit garage sales in The Black Hills proper, Black Hills Portal created eGarage Sales – a community service for Black Hills residents to sell personal items online via a self-publishing account with real-time updates. Site submitted classifieds enjoy many of the benefits listed above, but these ads have to be reviewed, approved, posted on the site, changed, renewed, and/or deleted by the Black Hills Portal staff during regular business hours (Monday through Friday). The most convenient way for area residents to use BHPortal's classifieds is to become a BHPortal member and manage your ads yourself using BHPortal eGarage Sales.
Manage Your Own Ads!
An eGarage Sale account allows you post as many ads as you want, and maintain them on the site without our involvement. If an item isn't generating much interest and you want to lower the price, just do it! When an item sells, you can immediately delete the ad and stop receiving phone calls and emails. We provide YOU with the power of ePublishing!
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Create Beautiful Item Descriptions Without Web Page Design Skills
With your eGarage Sale account, you can format the information in your ad without webpage design skills (HTML) using our easy-to-use HTML Editor. Quickly and easily bold text, add color, use different fonts, even create tables and use other HTML tools to visually enhance your listing. • Learn more about how to add, update or delete a self-published Classified ad.
At Black Hills Portal, we respect and safeguard the information that our site users have entrusted to us. Black Hills Portal will neither share nor provide specific user information to any third party for any purpose, either commercial or otherwise, unless required by law. As both your neighbors and fellow site users, privacy issues are a paramount concern of ours.
Classified Ad Contact Information Controls
Contact options allow you to choose what contact information is displayed with your ad. Show any combination of phone, name, postal address and email address.
Email Addresses Are Hidden From Spammers
On Black Hills Portal, we hide your email address from spammers. Since they cannot obtain your email address, you can rest assured any spam you receive will not be because of your participation on our site.
eGarage Sale Account Information Privacy
The personal information that we require from registered users is the minimum necessary to verify that you live in our community (name and phone number) and to efficiently notify and inform you of account information for ad renewal (email address). We also request general information on where you live (city, zip code, state, neighborhood) for advertising demographics, and your age to comply with the Child Online Protection Act (over/under age 17).
Are you taking advantage of the area's most visited and comprehensive online Classified Ads marketplace? Black Hills Portal provides local businesses and organizations with a variety of e-Business Marketing Solutions to economically and successfully present their products and services to area residents in ways that were not possible before the Internet. Compared to print and broadcast alternatives, our programs offer the best visibility and value for your marketing investment.
Classifieds Section Sponsorship
The Classifieds Ads section of BHPortal can be sponsored by your business. You can gain the recognition and visibility the comes with providing such a valuable and useful service to our local residents.
Need to Get Your Message Out to a Broad Cross-Section of Area Residents?
The BHPortal Classifieds home page and item listing pages are among the most viewed web pages in The Black Hills area. Banner ads placed on these pages are assured of visibility throughout the community.
Target Ads To Specific Classified Ads Categories
Category banner ads can help businesses reach people who have specific buying interests. There is no better way to market your products and services to those that have a demonstrated interest in these types of goods and services. The principles that apply to targeted banner ads in the Classified section also hold true for the other major content areas of Black Hills Portal. Use them to cover all the bases in your advertising campaign. There's no other local medium that's as economical and effective!
For more information, please View our Media Kit.
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