HTML Craigslist Ad’s and Event Invites

13 01 2010

I created this today for One of my clients:
If you don’t know about event brite – check it out this is perfect if you want to email people an invite that allows them to purchase a ticket in seconds.

And its freeeeee to set up you only pay when they buy. No harm No foul.

http://breathinlife.eventbrite.com/

Build Your event pages Email campaigns at Event Brite:
http://www.eventbrite.com/

On a text based list serve like craigslist anyone with a slightly different look gets attention:

I am currently building an add campaign for a Real Estate Leasing Company.

Here is my first bang at it:

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/rts/1550281909.html

It is fun to practice my html reading. Sometimes I feel like I am looking with another set of eyes. That I actually understand this foreign language. I know in time i will get faster. Currently I am just having fun weaving together the layers.

I hope in time to become more comfortable with the tables – they make me want to scream some times. He he the life of a mystic de-coding the universe one html line at a time.

Html Colors:
http://www.w3schools.com/Html/html_colors.asp





Craigslist Daily Automated Add Posting Conundrum

11 01 2010

A query from a possible new client has got me wondering?

If I needed to update ads on every craigslist across the nation what is the best software to use.I found this one – really cheesy website but I like what it offers – $200 seems like a lot.

http://www.rain-clouds.com/index.html

Here is another program that solves this problem – only $67.00
http://yuskis.info/cl/index.htm

Here is one for Backpage.com – Very Easy to use!
http://www.bpbotpro.com/

I wonder if there is any open source software for this kind of dilemma. And from a coding perspective how do you jump the ban on multiple listings for a single account? How much of the add do you have to change? Somewhere out there there must be a simple php script that can jump this little hurdle automatically.

FYI – If writing Html from scratch scares you and you want to build sexy ads on Craigslist – try this tool it’s not so bad – knowing a little html helps to fix up your formatting!
http://www.craigslistadmaker.com/admaker/