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

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

Jack Mize

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Greg Adams - September 25, 2013 Reply

Great ninja trick Jack. You always give great value.

Jack Mize - September 26, 2013 Reply

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 Reply

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 Reply

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 Reply

Great Stuff Jack! Ya that would be nice!

5 Minute Boot Camp - How to embed a video in your BackPage.com Ad - JackMize.com - October 13, 2013 Reply

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kevin - October 15, 2013 Reply

this tool is no longer relevant….

kevin - October 15, 2013 Reply

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 Reply

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 Reply

“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 Reply

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 Reply

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

David - February 14, 2014 Reply

Craigslist does not support IMG any longer in the service section

Laurie - April 20, 2014 Reply

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 Reply

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

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I told my grandmother how you helped. She said, “bake them a cake!”

LJStevens - January 28, 2015 Reply

Great tutorial, Jack!

The only problem is, I can’t get it to work.

I just spent over 5 hours trying to. But no matter what I do, all I can get is the video link as a VERY small icon below my main image. The photo for clickable link simply will NOT load.

You can see what I mean by going to this ad:

I’m assuming it is because of the share setting on Google Drive, and Dropbox, and Google+ Photos, and one or two others that I tried.

Any suggestions you have to correct this would be MOST appreciated.



Dora - March 5, 2015 Reply

Lot of smarts in that pogtsni!

Mark - November 26, 2019 Reply

The link is missing

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