Should you add an image to your Craigslist ad? You may think twice after reading this blog about uploading a Craigslist image to your ad.
Now it may seem that placing a Craigslist image would make your ad stand out. Don’t get me wrong of course it will, but there are a few reasons you may not want to.
Reason #1 Craigslist Doesn’t Want You to Upload Your Images
Craigslist allows you to upload 25 images per post. If Craigslist allows you to upload 25 pictures to your ad, why is that mostly all ads have no pictures. This question will get you thinking. Go to Craigslist after you finish reading this blog of course, look for your ad and scroll through the section your ad is placed in. Look at all the ads that were posted for that day. You will notice all ads have no images and if they do have an image it usually is just 1 image. In very rare cases you will find ads with more than 1 picture.
Reason #2 The Competition Will Flag Your Ad
I know it hurts to read that, but it’s true. If your competition sees you placing a lot of ads with beautiful images they will flag your ad. I wish I could give you a training on how to avoid this. Not only will you stand out more with your audience you will also stand out more with the competition. For this reason it may not be worth it.
Reason #3 The Wasted Time Will Eat Your Profits
The last reason is to scratch the image from your ad permanently. Because it is very hard to get live images in your ad and with the chance of competition flagging your ad you will lose time so it might be worth it to not upload any images to your Craigslist ad. Another thought is might notice depending on your ad that the traffic going there is pretty much the same whether you have an image or not.
Share your experience with using Craigslist images below in the comments.