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Old 11-09-2011, 11:13 PM
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Well my regular job is so slow it might as well be moving backward, so i decided to not wait until next spring to start up Saber LawnCare and do some leaf removal on the side.

Here is my craigslist ad. If anyone can think of more keywords feel free to let me know.

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/fgs/2694652216.html
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I like your ad. As far as keywords, what about adding zip codes you service too?

The map is good but if someone does a search for the zip code, would your ad still show up or not?

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Old 11-10-2011, 04:11 PM
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Zip Codes, good idear! thanks!
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Oh btw, for those that don't know how to make the map...here ya go

Go to GoogleMaps and on the left there will be a button named "My Places"
click it
then click Create Map
From there you can save different maps you make.
On the Map itself in the top left corner are options to draw a line, make a shape, etc.
Choose which you want..i used make a shape so it would fill in with color.
Keep clicking around your service area until it's complete, it will automatically fill in with color.
On your keyboard press the Print Screen key
Open MS Paint
In the upper left corner of paint you'll see an option to paste, click it
The map appears and you can crop it to clean up the full web page that will show up.
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Here's the keyword list I place at the bottom of my ad...


keywords: pittsburgh, east, squirrel hill, point breeze, edgewood, forest hills, rt 30, route 30, 376, rt 376, route 376, churchill, penn hills,
15235, pennhills, wilkins, wilkins township, wilkins twp, monroeville, murrysville, plum, verona, oakmont, lawn servce, lawn-care, lawncare,
cut, mower, lawnmower, mow, insured, insurance, licensed, registered, estimate, edge, trim, leaf blower, blow, blowing, sidewalk, driveway,
walkway, mulch, mulching, mulches, spring, fall, clean-up, cleanup, twigs, weeds, branches, trees, recycled, recycling, compost, summer,
winter, rain barrel, weedwack, weed-wack, weedwhacking, weedeat, weed-eat, weedeater, shrubs, shrubbery, bush, hedges, forsythia, trimming,
cutting, pruning, fertilize, organic fertilizer, fertilizing, plant, plants, planting, beds, flowerbed, garden, gardens, raised garden, prune, annuals,
flowers, flower, rake, raking, shovel, digging, sweep, haul, hauling, debris, removal, honest, honesty, integrity, pride, diligent, reliable,
responsible, fair, detail-oriented, affordable, satisfaction, 15217, 15208, 15218, 15221, 15235, 15145, 15146, 15239, 15147, 15139, shadyside, swissvale, 15232, lawnmowing, grass cutting, lawn mowing, landscaper, landscape, landscaping, land scaping, cut grass, mowing grass, lawn, low priced, affordable, affordably priced, curb appeal, gardener, maintenance, lawn maintenance, mainenence, maintainence, fertilizer, organic, sod, low emissions, free estimate, estimates, green, handyman, water conservation, pond, fountain, fountian, thinning, removal, chain saw, lot, vacant lot, property, hauling, roses, bush, bushes, trimmer, snowblower, snowthrower, pole pruner, pruner, shaping, cutting, push mower, discount, referral discount, low priced, landscaper, landscaping, pet, pet friendly, pet-friendly, dog, pet safe, pet-safe, weekly, biweekly, bi weekly, monthly, annual, annuals, last minute, hurry, asap, quote
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Here's the keyword list I place at the bottom of my ad...


keywords: pittsburgh, east, squirrel hill, point breeze, edgewood, forest hills, rt 30, route 30, 376, rt 376, route 376, churchill, penn hills,
15235, pennhills, wilkins, wilkins township, wilkins twp, monroeville, murrysville, plum, verona, oakmont, lawn servce, lawn-care, lawncare,
cut, mower, lawnmower, mow, insured, insurance, licensed, registered, estimate, edge, trim, leaf blower, blow, blowing, sidewalk, driveway,
walkway, mulch, mulching, mulches, spring, fall, clean-up, cleanup, twigs, weeds, branches, trees, recycled, recycling, compost, summer,
winter, rain barrel, weedwack, weed-wack, weedwhacking, weedeat, weed-eat, weedeater, shrubs, shrubbery, bush, hedges, forsythia, trimming,
cutting, pruning, fertilize, organic fertilizer, fertilizing, plant, plants, planting, beds, flowerbed, garden, gardens, raised garden, prune, annuals,
flowers, flower, rake, raking, shovel, digging, sweep, haul, hauling, debris, removal, honest, honesty, integrity, pride, diligent, reliable,
responsible, fair, detail-oriented, affordable, satisfaction, 15217, 15208, 15218, 15221, 15235, 15145, 15146, 15239, 15147, 15139, shadyside, swissvale, 15232, lawnmowing, grass cutting, lawn mowing, landscaper, landscape, landscaping, land scaping, cut grass, mowing grass, lawn, low priced, affordable, affordably priced, curb appeal, gardener, maintenance, lawn maintenance, mainenence, maintainence, fertilizer, organic, sod, low emissions, free estimate, estimates, green, handyman, water conservation, pond, fountain, fountian, thinning, removal, chain saw, lot, vacant lot, property, hauling, roses, bush, bushes, trimmer, snowblower, snowthrower, pole pruner, pruner, shaping, cutting, push mower, discount, referral discount, low priced, landscaper, landscaping, pet, pet friendly, pet-friendly, dog, pet safe, pet-safe, weekly, biweekly, bi weekly, monthly, annual, annuals, last minute, hurry, asap, quote
Thanks Hedge, of course i changed Pittsburgh, etc. to St Louis, i don't see much profit heading out to Pittsburgh for leaf cleanups ...I added a few that popped in my head while reading through them.... also a lil typo in red i found. ....no letter T...good thinking with the various ways people may spell the word...crappy spellers have money to spend as well! haha..

I added leaf removal etc to the list...

Thanks!

Also, for those that do craigslist ads here's a hitcounter to put in the ad to see how many people are actually reading your ad....

http://www.codbag.net/

of course you can't tell if it's an actual customer or the competition checking you out...but i like the idea of knowing if it's getting looked at.

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I can't get the hit counter to work...hmmm

a tree service has one up...i tried but it isn't showing. I'll fiddle with it and get back to how i did it....oooor if anyone knows how please feel free to let us know!

thanks!
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< div align='center'>< a href='http://www.hit-counter-html-code.com'>< img src='http://www.free-website-hit-counter.com/c.php?d=5&id=15516&s=23' border='0' title='free website hit counter'>< /a> < br / >< small>< a href='http://www.wholesalesite.co.uk' title="wholesalers directory">Wholesalers Directory


Cut and paste the above and place it in your website or CL ad...

be sure to take awaythe space between the < and the command following each <.

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