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Here is our latest Craigslist ad

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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
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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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You know I did not catch that, thanks!

Here's the revision...

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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?
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How do you include a picture on craigslist?
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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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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.

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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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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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Here's a spring cleanup ad for craigslist I made...




located here: http://buffalo.craigslist.org/fgs/2887066346.html
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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
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