How to Get Your Ad Noticed on OLX

I know a number of people who are trying to sell their stuff online, but they wait by their phone all day and it doesn’t ring, and they wonder what they are doing wrong.

Here are tips to get noticed:

Have a Clear, Detailed Title

Your title should be descriptive, if it is an electronics gadget, make sure it has the manufacturer name, type and model.

Examples of good titles

Examples of good titles


Pictures, pictures, pictures

Take good, clear pictures. Don’t use generic images from the web because you won’t look genuine. Anyone can get images from the web… so take your own pictures, and not just one.. but many. You can upload up to 17 pictures!

You can upload up to 17 pictures

You can upload up to 17 pictures



Be precise, but provide enough detail. You can ramble and praise your item as much as possible, but honesty is key to winning a buyer’s trust.


Pricing is of course, key. Look around to see how much others are selling similar items, and set the right price. And because you have the title, the pictures and the description well done, then you’re likely to sell your item faster.

Provide a reliable contact

When you give out a number, be available for contact, or state the hours you will be available. If someone calls your number several times and you don’t pick, they will move on to the next person.

Every few seconds, people’s ads are popping up online of similar items. So after 3 days if you ad hasn’t sold, you might consider editing the above details.

What other tips do you guys use to sell your stuff on classified sites?

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2 Responses to How to Get Your Ad Noticed on OLX

  1. ( has a feature that rotates ads periodically and daily so a seller is sure of havig their ads regularly seen by users interested in such a product!


    • savvykenya says:

      That’s a good idea, hope olx can adopt that algorithm otherwise ads are instantly buried under the weight of newer ads.. especially in popular categories.


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