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

by Jack Mize · 14 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

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Greg Adams September 25, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Great ninja trick Jack. You always give great value.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Rob September 29, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Great Stuff Jack! Ya that would be nice!

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kevin October 15, 2013 at 3:30 am

this tool is no longer relevant….

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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.

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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?

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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

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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.

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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

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David February 14, 2014 at 4:49 am

Craigslist does not support IMG any longer in the service section

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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.

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