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Vottle Premium and Featured adverts

Advertising on Vottle is, was, and always will be 100% free. No catches. No fine print.

However, as Vottle becomes ever more popular in the world of free online classifieds, how do you ensure maximum exposure of your advert, rather than letting your advert move rapidly down the list as other users continue to post new adverts?

The answer? Upgrade your Vottle advert!

Vottle upgraded adverts come in two flavours, namely featured and premium listings. While there is a nominal cost associated with these upgrades, the benefits are obvious:

- more exposure,
- more interest,
- more responses.

And, ulitmately a better chance of selling your product or service, or finding what you are looking for.

Let's cut to the chase, what are the details?

- How do I upgrade my Vottle adverts?

- How do I pay for my upgrades?

- What exactly are Premium listings?
- How much does it cost to upgrade my advert to a Premium listing?
- What does a Premium listing look like?

- What exactly are Featured adverts?
- How much does it cost to upgrade my advert to a Featured advert?
- What does a Featured advert look like?

I need more info!

If you have any further questions about upgrading your Vottle adverts, please drop us a line at support@vottle.com and we will do our best to help you!


How do I upgrade my Vottle adverts?

There are two ways to upgrade your Vottle adverts:

  1. Each time after you post a new advert you will be asked if you would like an upgrade. If you are a registered user and you are logged in at the time you post your ad, this will happen on-the-fly. If you are not registered, you will be prompted after you validate your advert via the link we send you by email.
  2. You can upgrade any of your existing adverts at any time by simply clicking on 'My Adverts' in the top menu bar and then clicking the 'Upgrade Advert' button next to the advert you want to upgrade.

How do I pay for my upgrades?

We accept payment for upgrades by credit card and EFT (bank transfer).

Payment by credit card is secure, and we will never save your credit card details on our database. Also, your credit card will only be debited if the transaction is actually completed. If you choose to terminate the process at any point you will not be charged and your credit card will not be debited. You will receive an invoice for your upgrade by email if the transaction is successful.

If you choose to pay via EFT, your upgrade will only be activated once we have received proof of payment, which needs to be emailed through to upgrades@vottle.com. The transfer can be made into the following account:

  • Vottle (PTY) LTD
  • First National Bank
  • Account No: 62165425531
  • Branch code: 255805
  • Reference: (Unique Reference number of your advert)

Kindly send us your proof of payment and we will activate your upgrade upon receipt of proof.

You can send your proof to us via:

What exactly are Premium listings?

Premium listings are adverts that will always appear before non-premium (free) adverts in any of Vottle's search results in which your advert appears. This includes a simple category listing, or a search result from a text based search where your advert includes the word or words the user is searching for.

Your advert will remain above all non-premium adverts regardless of the search order that the user chooses. If there is more than one Premium advert in the listing, they will order themselves by the same rules as the non-premium ads, but they will always come first.

Further more, Premium ads will always have a larger thumbnail image and an enhanced background colour so that they stand out from the crowd.

How much does it cost to upgrade my advert to a Premium listing?

The cost to upgrade your advert to a Premium listing is currently as follows:

  • 1 week - R50
  • 2 weeks - R95
  • 3 weeks - R130
  • 4 weeks - R150

What does a Premium listing look like?


What exactly are Featured adverts?

Featured adverts are displayed on Vottle's home page for ultimate exposure. We limit the number of Featured ads in this location to a maximum of six, and their order is rotated every 10 minutes to ensure fair exposure.

How much does it cost to upgrade my advert to a Featured advert?

The cost for a Featured advert on Vottle's home page is R50 per day, and you can choose to feature your advert for up to 8 consecutive days.

What does a Featured advert look like?