- It’s sometimes difficult to get a feeling for the company behind a craigslist ad. If you have a quality website, you should link to it as much as possible to build credibility with your visitors.
- People may be interested in different inventory, services, or properties you offer. Getting them to your website let’s you introduce something they may want more than what was in your original post.
- People often want to see high quality (large) images when shopping online, especially if the item is used. Quality images can help you stand out from your competitors.
Step 1) Hosting the image
Craigslist offers convenient hosting for 8 mid-size images, but unfortunately they do not allow you to add links to the images.
A note on image sizing – Your craigslist image should not be so small people can’t see it or so large it doesn’t fit on their monitors. An ideal image size for craigslist placement is around 400-700 pixels wide. Most of the image hosting sites I referred to above offer a resizing option.
Step 2) Creating the code to display and link your image
Once you have successfully hosted your image, take your image URL and website URL and paste them into the following template.
<a href=”YOUR WEBSITE URL”><img src=”YOUR IMAGE URL”></a>
Here is an example of an image I hosted that I linked back to MonitorHits.com
<a href=”http://MonitorHits.com”><img src=”http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/8281/20120625183813293.jpg”></a>
Step 3) Paste the Code into Your Craigslist Ad
While creating your ad, paste the code into the post’s description where you want the image(s) to appear.
Now you’re a lot smarter… and I respect you more.