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Video Ads that Pop in Craigslist

Video Ads that Pop in Craigslist

By Rob Keating By Rob Keating

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Video Ads that Pop in Craigslist Contents Introduction ................................................................. 3 Step 1 – Get a Screen Capture of Video ........................ 4 Step 2 – Create your Graphical Ad ................................ 4 Step 3 – Add a Play Button ........................................... 6

There are more steps in the full version of this book. Copyright 2010 - Add any disclaimers and the like that you wish to put here. By reading this document, you assume all risks associated with using the advice given below, with a full understanding that you, solely, are responsible for anything that may occur as a result of putting this information into action in any way, and regardless of your interpretation of the advice

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Video Ads that Pop in Craigslist Introduction Craigslist.org is a website that is based around online communities. The main feature is that is allows users to post free online classified ads. Users can post in many categories including jobs, housing, personals, for sale, services and resumes. Craigslist does also accept paid ads for job lisings and for apartment listings in New York City. The service that gave birth in 1995 to Craigslist, was an email distribution list of friends that featured local events in the San Francisco Bay area. In 1996 the service became web-based. According to Alexa, on June 28, 2010 Craigslist was ranked no.7 among websites in the United States with over 49.4 million unique users. Now getting to what you will learn in this book. Craigslist video ads! What’s that you say? Craigslist doesn’t accept videos. You are correct however in this book you will learn how to setup an ad so that you would think a video ad is indeed in Craigslist. You combine a Craigslist ad with a graphical ad and a Youtube video to create an appealing ad.

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Video Ads that Pop in Craigslist To use this Craigslist video method it assumes you already have a promotional video that is hosted on Youtube.

Step 1 – Get a Screen Capture of Video Go to your Youtube video and get a screen capture of the video. This is like a freeze frame still of the video. If you don’t have snagit or hypersnap you can just use the print screen button on your keyboard and then use Paint which is an accessory in Windows. In paint you would just select the video and then save it as a file for se in Step 2.

Step 2 – Create your Graphical Ad Create an ad that will be listed in Craigslist. It is not just a plain old text ad. What you need to do is create a colourful display ad. You can look in the Yellow Pages for inspiration. To create the ad I recommend The Logo Creator which is By Rob Keating

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Video Ads that Pop in Craigslist available at http://www.thelogocreator.com. At the time of writing it costs $29.95. The Web 2.0 version is what I use. The software makes the creation of graphical ads a breeze. There are templates that you can use to quickly create the ads. The creator of the software also provides tutorials to get started. Import your screen capture into the Logo Creator software.

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Video Ads that Pop in Craigslist Step 3 – Add a Play Button In Logo Creator create a play button as shown in the example below.

To read the full book go to: http://rpjkservices.com/CraigslistYouTubeCombo.htm

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Create Craigslist videos that pop  

You can't have videos in Craigslist? Or can you? Read this step-by-step guide to discover what can be done.

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