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How To Post To Craigslist To Get More Attention To Your Ads

Craigslist is a surefire and reliable place to promote any of your services. Today I’m going to give you some helpful pointers on how to post to Craigslist to get your ads more attention and clickthroughs.

Just for your information, it’s free and easy to post on Craigslist. You don’t even need an account. Though you should set one up if you’ll be posting multiple times and it’s not a one-off thing. It’s free to set up an account. But when you want to post you’ll need a phone number to give to them. This phone number is important to give so that they can call you with a confirmation number you’ll need before you post.

Let’s go for a short description,

How to post to Craigslist free to get your ads more outlook.


First off here’s an obvious one which I shouldn’t need to mention, but it’s definitely a biggie. Your headline doesn’t necessarily have to be clever to get click through. It just needs to be descriptive so that the reader knows what your ad will be about. So it is important before they click through so they can make up their minds as to whether or not they want to see more.

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You may get a lot of clicks with a cryptic title like “Don’t Click This Ad”. 🙂 But if it’s not relevant to what your reader is looking for then it will just be a waste of both yours and their time. Not to mention, it might get you flagged. Keep it simple and keep it relevant to what the ad is about. And convey it as clearly and as concisely as possible.


Including an image in your ad is beneficial in a number of ways.

First, all ads which include an image will specify in the listings that it includes an image. And ads with images always get greater click-through rates than those without.

How to post to craigslistAdditionally, images are much more progressive than text considering you can make them look however you want.
Lastly and very importantly, and I’ll get into this more another time. Craigslist won’t let you make the same post over and over again in different categories and in a small period of time.

One of the ways in which it detects this is in the text which you use in your ad. But they can’t detect text if you include all of the text you want your reader to see the image itself. You can still throw in your keywords around the ad itself to get anyone who is searching for your terms, as well.


Video Images

How to post to craigslistGenerally, you can’t include videos in your ads on Craigslist. But fortunately, the distinctive person who goes on Craigslist doesn’t know that. Therefore you can just take a still image of your video with a play button showing and make it a link to the actual video hosted on your site or wherever else. As a result, when someone clicks on it it takes them to the video. This is a powerful way to (sneakily) increase click-throughs.


Website ImagesHow to post to craigstlist

By the same token, you can take a screenshot of your website or sales letter page on your website. And make a link out of it so when someone scrolls down to click on your call to action phrase on your site, they’ll be taken to that corresponding page.



To know more about how to post to craigslist, visit Craigslist Advertising Service(CAS)

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