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Old 12-03-2010, 03:12 PM
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So, i do a lot of business ads on Craigslist.org. I use it ALOT, during the spring i had an increase in business by 80% thanks to CL. I would like to extend another pointer to you. I dont know HTML but, i do know how to use COPY and PASTE (really well!).

www.use.com is a great site. You can upload a picture (logo if you want) and put all of the information on the template that you would like. You can then copy and paste the provided HTML code. Paste it directly to your ad you want to post and it will show it all.

If you have anything to add to posting on Craigslist, use this post!

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Very interesting!

Which kinds of ads on craigslist tend to work best? Ads that focus on low prices, or maybe that have some sort of coupon? Or maybe even just a general ad that promotes lawn care services?

Do you have any ad designs that you have used in the past that you can show us and maybe tell us what you liked or didn't like about them?
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When doing ads with html code in craigslist, I am not sure that it would be searchable in results or is it? Do you have to also have a paragraph filled with specific keywords along with the code? I do know that making pictures clickable is a big no no. If you are hosting pics any where on the internet its very simple to post one in an ad. Use the following html code :

< img src="Place the url of your picture between these two quotation marks">

(you will need to remove the space just before img for it to work....

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http://daytona.craigslist.org/fgs/2093473951.html That is my latest ad. I did check just now, and it is searchable from the title.

How to make it searchable. At the end of your post after you add the HTML Code, add a "Keyword" section, and put stuff in it like - "Quality, landscaping, land, scaping, lawn maintenance, edging, weed-eating, clean-up, pressure washing, lawn care, zero turn, ZT, wright stander, hustler, dixie chopper" You could do that... ill even make the list and post for you to copy and paste.

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Let's see if we can get that html in here to show.





M.A.K. Landscaping







M.A.K. Landscaping is looking to expand in the Daytona Beach area. We service all types of properties from Residential, Commercial and Industrial. 

We specialize in the little details on your property!



The most competitive pricing in the area, and we guarantee the lowest hourly rate on any job!



Basic lawn service starting at $25



We Offer:


Pressure Washing

Gutter Cleaning

Clear-Outs

Installs

Holiday Light Instillation

Zero Scaping and Landscaping



All of our equipment is kept in tip top shape to always perform to its best, using a smokeless oil and corn free fuels!



CONTACT US TODAY!


407 949 1073

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Thanks MAK!! I'll be using this from here on out. Example of mine:








Images Hosted by Use.com



Leaves everywhere? Gutters clogged? 

Don't push your lawn problems off til spring.



Give me a call for a FREE estimate

@

515-779-1380/Chris

Owner/Operator- CL's Lawn Care / Snow Removal



Donate a toy for Toys for Tots and receive $10 off any service!

Limit 2 toys for discount of $20(more toys welcome)



Services:

Mowing(includes trimming/clearing walks/bi-weekly edging)

Fall/Spring Clean up

Brush Hauling

Snow Removal(ice melt @ request) 

Bush/Tree Trimming

Power Washing

Gutter Cleaning(flushing down spouts)

Landscaping

Aerating & Dethatching

I also do some handyman work, just ask!



Let me come out and give you an estimate. I am fully insured with very competitive rates.

My professionalism shows in my work. You can view some of my work @

http://www.facebook.com/pages/CLs-Lawn-Care-Snow-Removal/175797069099291






Thank You and hope to hear from you soon!

Happy Holidays





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That looks really nice!
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AWESOME! Looks awesome, i need to start putting my facebook and blogger on mine...

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Here is mine. This looks really nice compared to the others that are out there just putting words in with no pictures.

http://austin.craigslist.org/fgs/2097840469.html

I used this company.

http://www.use.com/info_temp.html
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I noticed in your craigslist ad, you had a whole bunch of keywords.

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Keywords: Lawn care, cutting, trimming, mulching, weedeating, mowing, fertilizing, compost, green, pasture, debris, organizing, removal, tree, grass, plants, flowers, lawn, quality, landscaping, land, scaping, lawn maintenance, edging, weed-eating, clean-up, garage, cleanup
Did that site create them for you or did you ad them after wards?

How important is it to use a bunch of keywords like that in your ad?
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