5 Minute Boot Camp – How to post a video in your Craigslist Ad

by Jack Mize · 15 comments

Craigslist doesn’t allow Video Embed Code in their listings. Here is a way to make a Video “Fake Out” ad and get the same click through as if you embedded a video right in your ad.

Clickable Image Wizard

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Greg Adams September 25, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Great ninja trick Jack. You always give great value.


Jack Mize September 26, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Thanks Greg. It’s definitely one of the easiest ninja tricks that most posters that use YouTube links don’t do.


Michael September 26, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Very nice. Is the Clickable Image Wizard tool available for download so I can have it in my personal toolbox?


Jack Mize September 29, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Thanks Michael. This is just a web tool I had created so there’s no download, of course your welcome to bookmark the page and use it all you want.

I was actually thinking about doing a training around getting these kind of wizards created if anyone is interested in that.


Rob September 29, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Great Stuff Jack! Ya that would be nice!


kevin October 15, 2013 at 3:30 am

this tool is no longer relevant….


kevin October 15, 2013 at 4:02 am

it has been a few months since you could still do clickable images, craigslist has stopped the ability to use them.


Jack Mize October 15, 2013 at 6:46 am

It’s certainly still relevant for myself and many others. I’ve posted clickable images several times in the last few months, including one this morning.
What city and category have you tried?


Geo October 19, 2013 at 9:11 am

“IMG, FONT, TABLE, DIV, and SPAN tags are no longer supported in this category. Please use CL image upload for images.”

SF bay area craigslist > south bay > for sale / wanted > garage & moving sales > repost posting


Jack Mize October 19, 2013 at 12:30 pm

I see. You are posting outside of the services. I only use it for local business marketing, so you may be correct if you are advertising garage sales etc..

Looking in the SF Bay Area section, I still see clickable images in services sections, so the tool would certainly be relevant for folks using it marketing their business.

Thanks for the clarification.


Darren November 8, 2013 at 1:03 am

The HTML code is being auto striped from the ad… Oh well was a good tool for its time


David February 14, 2014 at 4:49 am

Craigslist does not support IMG any longer in the service section


Laurie April 20, 2014 at 4:32 am

Hey Jack.

I’ve tried for quite some time to post as a property manager attempting to post for a rental property, but have had no luck. Is this tool still relevant? It is for a rental property in San Diego, CA.

Any information you could provide would be very helpful. Thanks.


Blessing September 1, 2014 at 10:23 am

Keep these arelcits coming as they’ve opened many new doors for me.


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