Welcome to Week Five of the Market Snapshot: Lead Generation Self Learning.


This week we’ll talk about Craigslist. Craigslist is one of the most frequently visited sites on the internet. Millions of people browse its ads every single day, and if you market yourself effectively here, you can attract a high volume of lead traffic! Online classifieds are a quickly growing advertising channel that provides a free platform to attract leads and promote your local area expertise through a sign up link for the automated Market Snapshot report.

Craigslist is a free advertising channel that receives millions of visits each month. It doesn’t make sense to ignore the lead capture opportunities available here. There are a couple of ways to promote your Market Snapshot lead form through online classified ads, as detailed below.

Manual HTML

If you are familiar with basic HTML coding, and know how to host photos in an online application like PhotoBucket, you can create a Craigslist ad with a clickable image by using the html code below, replacing the red text with your own links.


For example, this code:

Find out how much properties in your neighborhood are selling for, and how quickly! Click the sample Market Report below to sign up!

<a href="http://www.homeinsight.com/Widget/default.asp?IDZPY0GVZ28J "><img src="http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz235/servogeek/61%20Ave%20Suite/MarketSnapshotMainPage.jpg" border="0" alt="Get a Free Market Report!"></a>

Turns into a clickable image similar to the below:

Example Craigslist Ad

Third Party Applications:

There are numerous 3rd Party applications you can use to enhance your Craigslist ad. Companies like Posterous, CraigslistAdMaker.com or craigslistadmaster.com can help you create an ad that “pops.”

Important: These companies have no affiliation to Top Producer. Any mention of 3rd party companies and their services is meant for information purposes only and is not intended as an endorsement.