Thursday, 10 August 2017

FreeAdsTime Now is on HTTPS and Major Speed Improvement Strategies Have Been Applied

More than a few major improvements have been applied to the site over the last few months. We had the SSL activated for the FreeAdsTime.org and it now serves its pages through https protocol. We faced some challenges initially to move everything to https as we have over 2500 subdomains and the website structure had to be changed slightly. Nevertheless, our competent team had this sorted out and the site now has a great performance.

We also tested a CDN (Content Delivery Network) to speed up the pages; however, our expectations were not met and we decided to do a lot of manual improvements. We now have one of the fastest classifieds sites out there and this was measured using Google’s PageSpeed Insights tool.

We’ve noticed an improvement to traffic after these changes and this trend perhaps will continue. Basically, there’s a higher chance for a visitor to stay on a website if it loads under a few seconds. This is the case for almost all our pages right now and this is in parallel with our providing great user experience goal.

As usual, we’ll continue with newer updates and we’ll keep you posted.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

70,000+ Live Ads

There has been nothing but more interest in our products and services. We've reached a new milestone and that's having 70K live ads. Feel free to visit here to browse through the above-mentioned ads.

Another great news is that we are only days away from our 5th anniversary and it has been a phenomenal journey to get to this point. We've had our share of ups and downs and we still are learning new matters day after day.

It's also time to say thanks to all the visitors who have been helping us to keep the classifieds quite neat and clean. We are looking forward to provide you with best we can for years to come.

Adding new features and sections has always been part of our yearly plans and this year won't be any different. Expect to see cool new designs and features in upcoming months and we hope we can drive more online store features before the end of Q4.

Monday, 2 January 2017

2017 Main Focus Areas

Another year has ended and we, of course, welcome the new year. We had a wonderful year in 2016, we were able to add business listings to the website and we were able to add the product listings section in the Q4 of 2016.

The number of business listings is going at a rapid pace and we already have thousands of business posted in this section. There are certain future plans that we should be able to implement most of them in the year 2017.

Also, adding products section can ensure that we have a winning advantage over our competitors. This section is fairly new right now and we have seen some great initial interest on it. Adding a buy now option to these pages is part of our plan and we expect to have it live soon.

The classifieds, business listings, and the products section will be our three main focus areas for the year 2017 and we are planning on expanding each section. We will have people dedicated to each section and this should ensure the plans will move forward smoothly.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Responsive Design Adjustments

The mobile traffic to FreeAdsTime is increasing with a solid trend and we decided to look into this topic as a priority within our business. We had our developers and UX people to look into this trend and they have come up with a wonderful initial plan.

 We want this to be a smooth transition and this enables you to learn about the new menus and navigations over time. Basically, the aim is to make the UI/UX great for mobile users on different stages and different phases.

We’ve made the initial changes to the homepage and to above the footer. The new footer allows you to browse through more common pages by only one click rather than visiting multiple pages to find your destination page.

Certain changes also have been made to the homepage or even to the view business or classifieds page to make it easier for different devices to browse through the site. We’ll try to have more updates on here and you, of course, will see these changes as they go live.

Monday, 1 August 2016

New Apprach for Mega Cities

We provide an equal service for all cities, however, the larger cities tend to use most of our resources. We've decided to have a dedicated team for the high populated areas. This frees up the overhead from the current team and they can be more focused on other communities.

The new team, for now, will serve San Diego, Dallas, Jacksonville and Austin. We constantly monitor the other cities and if we believe more demand is being generated, we will take actions by adding more people to our team.

Once again, the quality of our services stays equal for all communities out there and we hope to even have more of smaller cities added to our list. Feel free to leave your city suggestions through the contact page and our team will do its best to ensure everyone in the world can use our services.

We're getting closer to about 60K live ads range and this again moves us to be a world-class classifieds/business listing site. We have this in mind for every day that we come to work and we ensure our quality of service is being improved day after day.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

50,000+ Live Ads



Yes, this great milestone has been achieved. Having 50K+ live ads posted on FreeAdstime basically means a lot to us and it also means more accountability from our side to provide a world class service. The path of getting to this level has been anything but easy.

Technology has been evolving faster than ever before and keeping the website with precious features is what drives traffic to the site. We have this in mind when we implement changes and when the strategies are planned.

The business listing section is a good example of what has been added to the site recently. This opens up a whole new avenue for businesses to promote their companies. A wide variety of categories are covered under these listings and we almost have every large city in the world listed on the site.

Once again, my aim from this blog is to say thanks to all the users and to remind you that we do our best to keep your business. As for the new visitors, feel free to post your ads or businesses and share your thoughts after a week or two and let us know what the level of your success has been.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy 2016 and the New Year Plans

Two key points will be our focus this year. First and foremost, adding features, cities and categories will be worked on throughout the first half of this year. This ensures that we are covering and helping more people in more areas.

Our next aim would be to implement newest technologies to the site. The dev team aim is to ensure that the pages will load faster than any other competitors out there. We will add few modules and we’ll have the code adjusted to make this change.

Last not least, many challenges will rise through the year and we know with a right focus and a complete dedication any challenge can be resolved. This will be our ultimate goal for this year and we wish you all a happy new year.

FreeAdsTime Team