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  Post #1 (permalink)   03-12-2011, 11:36 AM
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I was wondering if it was proven effective. I am looking for every avenue to market my websites that I create.
 
 
 


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Can you adjust your signature down to a reasonable sized font please.


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  Post #3 (permalink)   03-12-2011, 12:35 PM
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Yes, we have used Craigslist, and even though it hasn't been very effective, we will continue to advertise there. We just need to tweak our message.

I've used Craigslist, personally, with great success.
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  Post #5 (permalink)   03-15-2011, 09:13 AM
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Yes, although you need to play with your message to get the best effect.

Don't expect good results overnight.
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  Post #6 (permalink)   03-17-2011, 02:38 PM
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I can't say it's particularly "effective" but it does bring in a few more 'eyeballs'. Would I spend a lot of time on it? No...
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  Post #8 (permalink)   03-18-2011, 10:41 AM
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I didn't try it yet. But I saw some good reviews about it - in term of marketing your product on craiglist.
When the time allows ... I will surely make a research on them.
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I tried it a few years ago with a different company. Not a lot of response.

Personally I've used it several times with good results and, of course, I've bought stuff there.
 
 
 


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I wold say it depends on the type of clientele you wanted. If you are looking for people that pays a premium, then it is not the place for you. Otherwise, change headline. I have run the same ad with different headline and no body change. The difference is incredible. Just keep trying different wording and track your result.
 
 
 


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I wold say it depends on the type of clientele you wanted. If you are looking for people that pays a premium, then it is not the place for you. Otherwise, change headline. I have run the same ad with different headline and no body change. The difference is incredible. Just keep trying different wording and track your result.
How do you track Craigslist ads? I didn't know you could do that...
 
 
 


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You could use a promo code that identifies Craigslist.
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I have never used craigslist yet to promote my business but am delving into it. I have heard much discussion about this but because i dont use craigslist i dont really believe in it being able to benefit my business. Especially the type of work that i am in
 
 
 


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Humm never considered Craigslist... To me Craigslist seems to be like the "garage sale" of the internet type site.

Granted I guess any traffic is better than no traffic... I'll have to look into it..
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I have tried it, it all depends on the city you post in, I like to post in NY and LA
 
 
 
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