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    Here is our latest Craigslist ad

    http://buffalo.craigslist.org/hss/2862512570.html



    Landscaping & Lawn Care Southtowns (Hamburg & Surrounding)

    Lunchesrus Landscaping & Lawn Maintenance Service 716 649-0457 provides to homes & businesses, Commercial & Residential landscape & lawn care maintenance serving Hamburg, Orchard Park, Eden, Lakeview, Derby, East Aurora, Elma, Blasdell, Lackawanna & West Seneca NY in western new york.

    Services: Mulch Installs, landscaping, spring or fall cleanups, grass mowing, cutting, hedge trimming, weed whacking, bed weeding, edging, property maintenance, bush plantiing, flower planting, grass seed planting, Patio Painting, staining or sealing, 14047, 14052, 14057, 14059, 14075, 14085, 14127, 14218, 14219, 14224
    Attached Files
    http://www.lunchesruslawncare.com

  • #2
    The next time you revise that, consider another word to be used because "reliable" and "dependable" have essentially the same meaning. Just replace one of them with something else.

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    • #3
      You know I did not catch that, thanks!

      Here's the revision...

      <img src="http://www.imagecoast.com/images/jymiec/generallawnadvertisement_1.jpg">
      http://www.lunchesruslawncare.com

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      • #4
        JYMIE you are just so creative. I always take a look at your website to get some new ideas and this add is just amazing. Here is the craigslist add I use. It's pretty clean and I just use a free template online. https://post.craigslist.org/manage/2844025103

        Any ideas or tips for creating a better add would help? Also, from your expereince using craigslist what heading best works for you when posting your add?

        Curtis Michael
        President
        The Grounds Crew
        (425) 765-2638
        www.thegroundscrewllc.com

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        • #5
          How do you include a picture on craigslist?

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          • #6
            Jymie,

            Very nice work! Have you found any elements with your craigslist marketing that seem to work better than others? For instance, do coupons attract new customers or are they rarely redeemed?
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            • #7
              I get a lot of inquiries from Craigslist, many are just tire kickers, but I find I get good business from there. I rarely get any coupons back, but, I think they do help in the ad.

              Groundscrew...that link is to your personal page and we cannot get to it.

              avetslawncare...to post a pic on Craigslist, when you make your advertisement on your computer, save it to a photo host site such as imagecoast or photobucket, it will give you a URL location of the picture, copy and paste it onto notepad for use on Craigslist, then go make your post on Craigslist. To make the picture ad on the post, you must use the following code:

              < img src="insert here the image URL of your pic">

              important to note, that I added a space just before img so that the code would stay so you can see it. You have to remove the space between < and img for the code to work.

              Also make sure the quotations are in place. All the black parts of the code must remain.

              Now if you wanted to make that picture clickable, meaning if they click on it, they can go to your website, you can use this code:

              < a href="insert here the URL of your website">< img src="insert here the image URL of your pic">

              I placed a space after both of the < so you need to remove that space for it to work.
              Last edited by jymie; 02-21-2012, 04:05 PM.
              http://www.lunchesruslawncare.com

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              • #8
                I get a lot of inquiries from Craigslist, many are just tire kickers, but I find I get good business from there. I rarely get any coupons back, but, I think they do help in the ad.

                Groundscrew...that link is to your personal page and we cannot get to it.

                avetslawncare...to post a pic on Craigslist, when you make your advertisement on your computer, save it to a photo host site such as imagecoast or photobucket, it will give you a URL location of the picture, copy and paste it onto notepad for use on Craigslist, then go make your post on Craigslist. To make the picture ad on the post, you must use the following code:

                < img src="insert here the image URL of your pic">

                important to note, that I added a space just before img so that the code would stay so you can see it. You have to remove the space between < and img for the code to work.

                Also make sure the quotations are in place. All the black parts of the code must remain.

                Now if you wanted to make that picture clickable, meaning if they click on it, they can go to your website, you can use this code:

                < a href="insert here the URL of your website">< img src="insert here the image URL of your pic">

                I placed a space after both of the < so you need to remove that space for it to work.

                Thanks for the info. I actually posted my first craiglist ad yesterday and was trying to figure this out. This site is awsome! You guys are great.

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                • #9
                  I rarely get any coupons back, but, I think they do help in the ad.
                  Could you test your marketing with another ad design too? Maybe instead of using the coupon, which is rarely redeemed, what about a photo of a client with a testimonial?

                  If you had two ads, you could see which brought in more responses.
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                  • #10
                    Here's a spring cleanup ad for craigslist I made...

                    <a href="http://www.lunchesruslawncare.com" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://www.imagecoast.com/images/jymiec/springcleanup1.jpg"></a><br>

                    located here: http://buffalo.craigslist.org/fgs/2887066346.html
                    Spring Cleanup (Hamburg and surrounding towns)

                    Spring time is a time when you want to cleanup all those annoying leaves from your landscaping beds. Its also time to have the bushes trimmed and Mulch laid down in the beds to spruce them up. Let us weed them and lay down new mulch to really make them pop! We service Hamburg, Orchard Park, Derby, Lakeview, East Aurora, Blasdell, Lackawanna, Eden, West Seneca and Elma.

                    Services: Mulch Installs, landscaping, spring or fall cleanups, grass mowing, cutting, hedge trimming, weed whacking, bed weeding, edging, property maintenance, bush planting, flower planting, grass seed planting, Patio Painting, staining or sealing, in these zip codes: 14047, 14052, 14057, 14059, 14075, 14085, 14127, 14218, 14219, 14224
                    Attached Files
                    http://www.lunchesruslawncare.com

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                    • #11
                      Very nice!

                      Your title in that ad is
                      Spring Cleanup (Hamburg and surrounding towns)
                      How important in the ad is it to include key words like lawn care cleanup? Or yard cleanup?

                      Does it matter much?
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                      • #12
                        business is booming

                        Business is booming and this is my first season, this is what I have done:

                        Added myself to googlemaps (lots of business)
                        designed a webpage with wix.....got free fb and google advertising
                        Posted an ad on craigslist once every couple of days (one post got me 5 customers -
                        1 is a one time deal, $635.....150 supplies.....
                        2 more are full-time bi-weekly customers, 45.00 a cut.
                        1 more is a one time deal, 318.00....250.00 profit
                        1 other turned to be nothing

                        Check out my website, it is working for me. I know it is not season yet but the weather in SC has been kinda warm and it is picking up, I am almost afraid the business is growing a bit too fast.

                        www.avetslawncare.com

                        by the way, I had a picture of a job i did on craigslist with a lot of mulch, which helped.

                        I also have a catchy company name that sets me apart from others.

                        No flyers or anything like that, just simple marketing on the internet and lots of before & after pictures.

                        in the past 2 weeks I have been getting an average of 1 or 2 new customers a day and also got a 4100 job for a church, 1800 being supplies.

                        Also, thanks for the advice with queensborrow, love their stuff and great deals.

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                        • #13
                          Very nice!

                          Your title in that ad is

                          How important in the ad is it to include key words like lawn care cleanup? Or yard cleanup?

                          Does it matter much?
                          Its very key. In the text area of the ad just below, you have to use your business keywords to make the ad searchable. Picture ads are not searchable. I use all our services, and every town along with the zip code.
                          http://www.lunchesruslawncare.com

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                          • #14
                            I have made a craigslist ad and made uploaded pics and all i had created the posting and all but it doesn't even show up on craigslist? I don't understand why it does this. i just renewed it and it still isn't showing up.

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                            • #15
                              Thats a nice ad jymie.

                              chaz, your ad is ghosted.

                              I just stopped using picture ads. I was having them deleted as spam after 1-3 days. So now Im trying the cheesy ads everyone else is using.

                              I tried getting help from CL but they blamed the image ad, html, image to large, keywords, me posting once or twice every week or so.

                              Meanwhile the same people run the same ad everyday in multiple categories. It beats me! I never had a problem till last fall with my ads being deleted. Then they started flagging me and ghosting my ads. I was never a big CL advertiser besides the beginning of each season. Then after that I post a few a month.

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