Craigslist Ads

Craigslist ads is an American classified ads based online platform where you can post your ads about  housing, for sale, items wanted, services, community service, gigs, resume, and discussion forums. Craigslist automatically monitors the IP addresses of where posts originate, so if they notice that too many posts are coming from the same IP, then those listings will get flagged for removal. Craigslist does this to prevent one person from spamming their site with too many ads at once. Many car dealers at single locations only have one IP address to work with, so using the same IP address to post on Craigslist Ads is often the cause of flagged posts. To aggressively advertise on Craigslist, you will need use multiple unique IP addresses. You can do this manually, or make use of an automated Craigslist posting service to do it for you.

Craigslist Ads Posting

Craigslist ads posting  can be a great root for new customers once you learn to create and manage your ads efficaciously. Qattaftech’s Craigslist ads accelerate to at least 30 calls per week, and the lion’s share of these calls leads to solid leads.

So how can you produce a solid stream of leads from your craigslist ads posting? This article outlines what we do here at Qattaftech to create an effective craigslist posting service.

  1. See other ads and take notes

Pay close attention to ads that offer similar products or services to you. This will help you create ideas for your ad while you will learn what to do and more importantly, what not to do. There is plenty of poor marketing and advertising out there. If you attend, you can avoid being a contributor.

  1. Create as many Craigslist accounts as possible & gain ad presence

The frequency at which you can post your ad increases with the number of accounts you submit. Put them at the top of the daily post. To post an ad in Craigslist’s services section, you must create an account and verify with a phone number. The problem is you can only associate one account with each number, so if you want to do more than one you have to be creative here.

  1. Create lots of unique ads

craigslist prevents you from posting identical ads. But don’t think of it as an imperfection, as it allows you to check the copy of your ad. Take benefit of this feature to asphalt your products or services and then post these ads in separate sections. Alternatively, if you have less time or resources, you can still create a number of ads for each of your Craigslist accounts by slightly modify your original copy.

  1. Know Your Audience

Create a great headline for your ad by including words that craigslist post ad users use in their search. Don’t use all caps, I find it tempting, but I think it’s better to capitalize on the first letter of each word. And avoid unnecessary use of keyboard characters.

We’ve all seen this before: “!!!!!!!THE BEST COMPUTER REPAIR!!!!!!”

Now compare that to: “Quality and Reliable Computer Repair Service”

One of these communicates professionalism – I’ll let you decide which.

  1. Give Your Ad a Make-Over

Use image and HTML options for your ads. You can easily make your ads more pop by changing the font size, type and color More importantly, your business logo and other relevant images from your website will strengthen your brand recognition and identity.

  1. Go Old-School

If you want to ask serious questions, you need to encourage them to call, not just send an email. We learned this hard from 50+ emails/day that we only asked: “how much for a website”. We’ve found that it’s almost always a waste of time to respond to this type of search, so why not eliminate it if you can?

Here’s how:

Check the hide in the ‘Reply’ field when creating ads. Then, display your phone number significantly in the ad. You can also include a clickable image that links to your website and create a contact form that requires a name and phone number. So, if a visitor wants to contact you, they have 2 options: call or fill out the contact form on your site. These strategies help eliminate non-critical searches. Remember, it’s about quality, not quantity.

  1. Include Keywords in the Footer

When creating our ads, we first think of a bank of keywords using tools like Google Keyword Tool and Wonder Wheel. After determining which words free classified sites like craigslist users are likely to use when searching for web services, we reduced the font size and then placed them in the footer of our ad. By incorporating these tags, our ads will get caught in a much wider search net than they would have otherwise. One of the huge upsides to Craigslist is that it doesn’t cost you anything. But along with that comes the downside; greater user volume. In other words, you’ve got competition. So, whether you’re selling cars, texting, or teaching music, your ads need to stand out from the crowd. Take more time to create better ads and the effort will pay off.

 

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