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I look for indicators that the advertiser is well-established, and has taken the time/effort to create an advertisement that is free of "gimmicks" and uses proper English.
Have you seen any craigslist ad gimmicks that turned you off to that company? What kinds of things should lawn care business owners try to steer clear of putting in their ad?
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Here are a couple ads I have running now

http://buffalo.craigslist.org/fgs/2206813064.html

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I like that idea of adding zip codes. I'm going to do that from now on.

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LOL I like this one a lot, it really caught my eye.

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They are a Lawn Route reseller...they build a lawn route for you and sell it to you at around 3x the monthly service.

Here in Southern Cali, lawns can be very small 300 sq.ft. to about 7,000 sq.ft.

http://www.lawnroutes.com/
http://billslawnservice.org/
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This is one of the one's I put on craigslist.

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This is the one I am putting on Craigslist for Valentine's Day.

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Those are fantastic! How often do you find yourself changing your craigslist ad graphics?
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Look at this one, I hate to say but I think somebody is going
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30% off Seasonal Lawn-care

Weekly service - $520.00 your cost $364.00
BI weekly service - $260.00 your cost $182.00

Sign up today to get your name on the list before its to late we are filling up fast.
Don't worry you can pay latter!

E-Mail me back through this listing.

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/fgs/2213535386.html
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Steve, I have several different ads that I rotate around every day.
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Steve, I have several different ads that I rotate around every day.
Do you test them at all or do you mainly focus on rotating them to keep them constantly changing?
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