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Make Your Craigslist Ad STAND OUT

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by kirkmbrown2001, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. kirkmbrown2001

    kirkmbrown2001 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 265

    I got a few PM's on how I created my craigslist ad and I thought I would dedicate a thread on how I did it.

    To see an example of the possibilities, see my Craigslist ad: http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/fgs/2260609383.html

    Craigslist only allows certain types of HTML code which can be found HERE

    Here is another link of accepted HTML formats, click HERE

    I attached a word document below that has the HTML code for my Craigslist ad that you can modify for your business!

    If you aren't great at HTML, your in luck! There is a FREE Craigslist HTML editor that will code everything for you! Here is the link: http://freeadcreator.com/

    A few tips:
    1. Always make your links open in a new window!
    2. Paste your Craigslist HTML in a word document and save it for fast and easy re-posting!
    3. Repost as often as Craigslist allows (no sooner than 48 hours) to stay on top
    4. Only post services in the services section of Craigslist!! They WILL remove your ad if you post it in the For Sale section!
    5. In my opinion, the more professional your ad looks, less "cheapskates" will call you! Weed-out the customers you don't want!
    6. Respond to potential customer inquiries in a timely manner!
    7. Try using images instead of just straight text
    8. Pack your patients! Results don't always come overnight!

    I know my ad is working! Got 2 calls/emails today alone!

    Let me know how it turns out for you!
    Please feel free to PM/Contact me if you need any help!

    Good Luck!!!:)

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  2. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,142

    subscribed. never had any luck with craigs list but I may try again.
  3. kirkmbrown2001

    kirkmbrown2001 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 265

  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    very nice!!!!!
  5. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,297

    That's really sweet, looks way better than my add with a bunch of text.

    Do people really buy your services or just ask for quotes and never get anything done?
  6. CSL&L

    CSL&L LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 421

    look great!
  7. jada86

    jada86 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    Nicely done!
  8. rob7233

    rob7233 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 861


    Good to hear Craigslist is working for you. After checking your ad out, what exactly are you doing for on-line access and Billpay? What kind of fees do you pay?
  9. mowing4rlife

    mowing4rlife LawnSite Member
    Posts: 240

    You can make an Account with photobucket.com to post HTML code photos! It bring me over 100 account a month! Try it too!
  10. kirkmbrown2001

    kirkmbrown2001 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 265

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