How to Post Image Ads to Craigslist

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Craigslist is an online classified ad service that provides free posting services across the globe. Users have several categories to choose from, including personal dating, employment, appliances, vehicles, real estate and childcare. In addition to basic text ads, users have the option to post image advertisements, which may improve visibility, marketability and buyer confidence when offering services, products and special promotions. Inserting ad images into a Craigslist posting is an easy task that only takes a few minutes to perform.

Navigate to the Craigslist home page.

Click on the “Post To Classifieds” link, located on the top left corner of the Web page.

Select the appropriate posting type from the options presented on the page; click on the “Continue” button when finished.

Select the desired category from the listed options.

Enter the title of the post, location, price and required email information into the fields provided.

Choose to hide or anonymize your email address.

Click on the “ADD/EDIT IMAGES” button. Click on the “Browse” button and locate the image ad on your computer. Take note that Craigslist will only allow users up to four photos, and a maximum resolution size of up to 300 x 225 pixels, when uploading images directly.

Upload your ad image to a free photo hosting website, such as ImageShack, Photobucket or TinyPic, if you need to post an image ad that is larger than 300 x 225 pixels.

Choose the appropriate size photo size options when uploading the photo to the desired hosting service. If the photo is already the correct size, choose the “Do Not Resize” or “Default” option.

Retrieve the correct code for the photo ad after completing the upload process. The correct code needed to post on Craigslist will feature the heading “HTML” or something similar; click on the code and press the “CTRL” and “C” keys simultaneously to copy the code.

Paste the code into the description box within the Craigslist posting editor. Click on the “Continue” button to preview the posting.

Click on the “Edit Again” button to make changes to the posting, or click “Continue” to proceed.

Check the email account associated with the posting for the confirmation email. Open the confirmation email and click on the confirmation link to finalize the posting.

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