- Where can I find free Escort Ads?
- Why are escort ads so damn expensive?
- How can I be found on the internet in the sea of so many sites and so many escorts?
- Why does everyone keep mentioning SEO?
These are common questions still being asked even tho Backpage closed in April 2018. Since the Backpage closure, it’s been a bit of a sh*tshow with many new sites and many sh*t websites all trying to get a piece of the millions of dollars made a month by Backpage.
It’s now a year later and it’s still a bit of a shit show…
Timewaster numbers are still thru the roof! Many new sites are scraping content to try to get page numbers up. I closed my Escort Agency in November 2018 yet I am still getting weird calls & needing to contact ad sites regularly saying please remove the fake ad they have posted!
When Backpage closed the first 2 months my phone was so awful, I almost lost my mind. I had to take some time off at the start of June as I couldn’t deal with the phones. I took down most ads which helped but there is still non-readers every day
I have SMS notifications turned off and Agency Atlantic was calls only, its in all ads I place and all over our website as well. But when I would look at my SMS there is always lots of ‘Hi’ ‘Avail now?’ not to mention the messages for girls directly ‘Sophie, do you do 30 mins?
With Agency Atlantic plastered all over our ads I wonder how these SMS guys think they are contacting the escort directly LOL This was for an agency so for privates it must be so much worse!
Escort Ads vs Escort SEO
Rather than spending money on ads, I focus on SEO and Organic traffic which I have found brings a much better quality of enquiries.
When contact is made from someone who has come via our website it’s so much easier as they know who they have contacted + they may have actually read some of the information.
From an ad, it’s 50/50 if they have any clue who they have contacted. Guys seem to bulk text these days 🙁
When I was super busy without a moments peace, Atlantic was paying $2600us a month for an SEO specialist
I love SEO as it’s challenging. I have years of SEO experience but I was time poor so I paid a guy as I find SEO works best when work is done daily
I am often asked about SEO & how to do it?
There is 100s of online guides and courses that will tell you how to do real-world SEO (not adult) but if it was quick and super simple to do then I wouldn’t have been paying someone else to do mine for $2600
I do daily SEO work for myself & my clients; testing, researching and tweaking sites. I use Sarahs2cents as a way of testing some theories to apply to other adult sites I look after
If you enjoy data and analysis then SEO is something you might enjoy doing yourself but if that’s not your thing then pay a professional, it’s well worth the cost
After Backpage went down I paid for Agency ads on 3 ad sites in Australia:
I also used Escorts & Babes but found it wasn’t great for our client demographic so there wasn’t much in the way of clients, lots of dick pics tho 🙁
I use Google Analytics to see which sites give me referrals; If a paid ad isn’t giving me website referrals then I am not interested in continuing to pay unless I know clients are telling me they are using them & that’s how they found me (not all sites show as referrals in your GA). I don’t want SMS from idiots, I want clients who read before they make contact.
Many of the new directories are creating ads for us with stolen content & photos, the same technique Backpage used when they started. This is one of my pet hates!
New sites stealing content off our site & create ads for without telling us. I check once a month to see where we have ads & see what I need to ask to have removed. It’s an annoying job but duplicate content can impact my SEO and my website and my SEO is of primary importance
Stop using your Social Media to promote escort ads sites and focus on your own Unique Brand
As we saw with Backpage if a site goes down and that’s all you have; it’s a disaster.
Backpage also owned Escort Design which was a free Escort Website Creator – So many escort websites disappeared overnight
If you have a WordPress site you can do backups so you never lose your website
If you have your own brand and your own website then clients can still find you on google by typing in your name or your phone number.
No advertising site is guaranteed to stay online. Laws change and things happen. The only website you have full control over is your own!
Your Escort website should be your calling card; the centrepiece of your Escort brand
Rather than be on a directory with a sea of 100’s of escort profiles, when clients come to your website, it’s all about you. There is no other profiles that can detract from yours, your website is 100% about you & you can say as much as you like to show off your character without having to fit inside what an ad site thinks you should list & say
If you don’t have a website you should consider having one even if it’s just a simple one page with your name as the URL like www.sarahsmith.com
Firstly, the more professional you look the more clients will take you seriously plus if you have a website you can get maximum benefit and free ads 🙂
When you buy a domain you can add Domain Privacy which stops your details being put online with your domain name. Do not add Directory Listing with Crazy Domains, I learnt the hard way that this product gives your details to directories & they put your real name in public (I was raging when I say my name & personal phone number & home address online, to say the least)
You can do a website yourself if you want to spend the time. If you don’t want to spend hours learning how to create a site yourself and doing the monthly updates Agency Atlantic Digital builds websites in whatever platform you like (Wix, Squarespace or WordPress).
Make sure you check terms & conditions before signing up for website builders like Wix. Last I heard they will deleting all adult industry sites even tho their terms say something along the lines of Adult is allowed if it’s legal in your Jurisdiction
Glamourthemes has some cute WordPress themes that are pretty easy for us. These themes whilst aren’t great SEO wise but with some help or some time on google, they are workable. Alternatively, pay an expert to help you, the latter is the best way unless you are a fast learner of tech
Alternatively, you can pay someone to do a site for you – Atlantic Digital has an excellent reputation and reasonably priced too lol
If you don’t know much about technology be careful as there is plenty of people out there that will take your money but won’t deliver!
This month I have worked on fixing 3 different escort’s websites. One lady paid $650 for her website by a woman who told her she had done escort sites before. Obviously she had not as the site had woo commerce, PayPal & Mailchimp in it? Mailchimp & Paypal do not allow any adult sites to use their services. The site was so slow it barely opened. I have done about 6hrs removing the rubbish put into the site and streamlining it & now it runs properly & clients can actually use it 🙂
Also, make sure you own the domain name and the hosting is in your name. Then nobody can take the site away from you & you can come to Atlantic to get it fixed if need be 🙂
When building your website, keep it simple
The most important thing for your escort website is that it is easy for clients to navigate. Make sure you can update the text yourself. I update the text on my sites every other day and if I had to pay by the hour for someone to do that, I would be wasting a lot of $s
Some escort design companies will do a flat fee site for you. Be particularly wary of advertising sites offering websites for a flat fee; They are often reasonably priced but they own the site so you cannot move it away from them and you cannot make any changes to the site. Scarlet Blue Webdesign does this. They also brand your site with their advertising site name so they can get SEO benefits from your site too!
I had issues this year myself with the UK escort web design company holding my site to Ransome (sort of lol)
When Sesta/Fosta happened they wanted to charge me $1100 to move my hosting to a non-USA server even tho they hosted my site. I needed to add SSL & I asked them to update WordPress to the latest version (it’s free to updated); Hosting move + these 2 things they told me came to a total of over $2000 (rip off!)
I used to blog on my Escort Agency Site Agencyatlantic.com.au (as well as this blog – yes I have a lot to say haha) and I wanted administrator access to my WordPress but the escort website company would not give it to me.
Even tho I owned the site (or so I thought) they controlled what I could & could not do. I hate not having control over my own business! That’s why I believe a website is so important, you have full control over your own website and nobody can take it away from you if you set it up & own it yourself
I asked them if I could move the hosting to a company in Australia, they said no, they owned the site, I just owned the data but they would give me my data for £400 – They wanted to charge me to have my own writing lol
Luckily I had a backup of all my content so rather than waste money, I did a new site myself with WordPress and crazy domains
Use your social media links to send followers to your website
Do not send your followers to an advertising site that you pay for that is full of other escorts for your followers to check out!
Once you have a website you can start listing on many sites for free. That’s right! Free Escort Ads 🙂 I love Free Ads!
To give you free escort ads websites generally expect a link from your site to theirs. So if you don’t have a website, you don’t get free ads and who doesn’t want Free escort ads, they are awesome!
Once you have your own website, linking to other sites is great for SEO purposes – These are known as backlinks
I personally only pay for ads that on sites that are in the top 3 positions on Google for the search terms that I need.
Did you know that 55% of web traffic goes to the sites that are top 3, very rarely do clients go past the first page, rarely do they go past position 5
I occasionally pay for ads on sites I know have a lot of users (you can check using something like cutestats.com) or because I like the owner and they have great content & social media presence
My search/keyword requirements will be different to a solo private escort so the sites I use and pay for may be different
I have a current list of Australia only sites on my Australian Ads Page that I update regularly. A handy list for ladies and gents for Sex Worker ads in Australia
List of Escort Ad Sites:
Some free, some paid, some good, some not so great but you can judge them yourself on how useful they are to you personally
- sexworkozpromotions.com au
I hope you have found this blog helpful, until next time