The Top Free Classifieds Websites In India for 2013

Posted on November 4, 2012 by Nikhil P Naik

Online classified gateways are proving to be very vital in the context of the present day as it helps people buy or sell their good at a quicker pace. Most of the popular classified are providing these services at free of cost and organise it very systematically too. More the number of classifieds a person uses, better and quicker are the chances of his product being sold due to the great deal of exposure that he can expect. Similarly more a person puts up a demand for a product of his need, quicker will be the responses that he would receive.

Not only goods, people use classifieds to promote their services as well in a feasible manner. With the growing popularity, online classified advertising has greater scopes all around the world. Also, it is a well over Rs. 800 crore worth of a business in India alone with people widely using these services of, Bangalore, Delhi and other metropolitan cities to cater their needs.

But some might consider this to be a fishy affair. Why will Classified provide advertising space for free? How will they be benefited. How do these Classified websites mint money? Answer is simple.  The only source of income for them too are advertising. They put up advertisements from external sources like Google Adsense and by putting up poster/featured/targeted ads on their websites.

Below are the top 10 Classified Websites which are considered to be the best among their class. The criteria to rank these websites is by using Alexa ranking System.

Alexa Ranking – 598


Founded by Fabrice Grinda (Presently CEO),an economics graduate in the year 2006, Olx is now actively used in over 90 countries. Within 5 years, it has managed an overall market revenue of $5 million each year. Olx undoubtedly is one of the  most successful Indian Classifieds.


Alexa Ranking – 628


Formerly known as Kijiji India, Quikr was launched on 12 July 2008. It is used by the people of  83 cities across India. It has managed to beat Clickindia within an year of its launch which is a remarkable landmark. They have got a neat website which is well organised.


Alexa Ranking – 708


Sulekha is bassically a yellow pages business directory but  of late have started their own classifieds as well. Because of its  instinctive features, it has managed a good user base.  

Alexa Ranking – 2,675


A sister company of Greynium Information Technologies Pvt. Ltd., is presently headed by Rajesh Jain. One good feature that this website has got is – A translation tool which helps in translating the whole website into the language of your choice. Presently supports only Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Tamil.


Alexa Ranking – 2,944


ClickIndia is headed by Pankaj Agarwal, an IIM Indore passout. Faced Critisizm early on for the poor design of the website, but was rated as one of the top classified websites after a while and there was no looking back later on.


Alexa Ranking – 4,597


Locanto was initially operated by a start-up named Yalwa which is based in Wiesbaden, Germany. Available in 5 languages, Locanto is now used in over 1600 cities spread across 38 countries worldwide.


Alexa Ranking – 5,256


Created in the year 2005 , it is now an active classified website in 19 countries with states from Europe, North America, North Africa, Australia and Asia widely using it.


Alexa Ranking – 11,673


Titled as the “INDIA’S MAHA BAZAAR”, Freeads is a part of Getit group headed by Mr. Sidharth Gupta (CEO). Started of as one of country’s first print classifieds, Freeads is a widely used platform for classified as well.


Alexa Ranking – 12,242


Started by Jagran Group of publications, Khojle  provides free advertising to all advertisers from all parts of society. Initially was started with the motive of promoting the site in the field of Internet marketing and later on started making profits.


Alexa Ranking – 15,097


Along with providing some good features to the users, Adsglobe is quite popular classified both in India and the U.S. It covers almost all the aspects of Classifieds.

The list keeps growing. In fact there are over 80 such websites in India which provides classified Ads but these are the most popular ones among them. Do let us know what you managed to sell or buy using these platforms using the comments section.

About Nikhil P Naik

Nikhil Naik has a Master's Degree in Information Systems, and is currently working as a Software Engineer at Microsoft. He also loves playing cricket, listening to music, and traveling. Twitter Handle - @buzz_nikhil.


  1. Your classifieds collection is great. All of the above sites you mentioned are established classifieds websites in india.Thanks for the list

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  3. neeraj bhagat says

    Hi Nikhil,
    I have one more classified that is Clickooz.
    Thanks for sharing it.

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