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HTML Edited Ads
« on: September 23, 2013, 12:57:49 PM »
How do you feel about ads that are edited by HTML to make the font bigger, different colors, links added, etc.? Is it a good thing, or a turn off?

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Re: HTML Edited Ads
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2013, 01:03:29 PM »
I guess it kinda depends. For a business or service I kinda expect a professional company to have a more professional presentation such as an HTML ad with pics of examples of work, sales, specials, etc. If were jjust talking about someone sellign an old dresser I don't think it's necessary and could possibly see it turning some people off as everyone on craigslist wants bargains and maybe they see a professional ad and think its a store or think it will be priced higher becauese of that or think you may not be as willing to bend on price because of that.

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Re: HTML Edited Ads
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2013, 01:38:09 PM »
To me it's a turn off. I figure if they have to fluff the ad up, then the items isn't good enough to sell itself.

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Re: HTML Edited Ads
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2013, 04:53:52 PM »
To me it's a turn off. I figure if they have to fluff the ad up, then the items isn't good enough to sell itself.

Its not really a matter of fluffing the ad, I think for service industries its a more professional presentation and even a chance to show examples of their work in addition to what you can do with a regular listing. For businesses or people who list alot having an ad format you can just plug in item specific details into saves time. For example I could write an ad from scratch or I could have a template with my contact info, address, etc and all I have to do is plugin a few pics and description vs writing an entire ad from scratch

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Re: HTML Edited Ads
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2013, 05:40:20 PM »
Its not really a matter of fluffing the ad, I think for service industries its a more professional presentation

We are talking about Craigslist ads here. The people that shop on CL aren't looking for quality ad layouts, they're looking for deals.

Re: HTML Edited Ads
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2013, 08:29:48 PM »
I tried HTML edited ads for 2 weeks, got zero hits. Changed back to standard ads, made like 15 sales this week. The market has spoken!

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Re: HTML Edited Ads
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2013, 01:16:31 PM »
I tried HTML edited ads for 2 weeks, got zero hits.

Right, because the buyers interpret that as a business ad instead of a Joe citizen selling something out of his house. Selling is a psychological game.


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