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By Michele Scism
The Results Lady

When you think marketing strategy do you think Craigslist?  Why not?  It is one of the top ranked sites on the web.  The cost to post is amazing – well only if you think Free advertising is good.

To get peoples attention on Craigslist you have to have a great title that makes them want to open your ad and then if you can find something a little different to make your ad stand out would be great.  How about if you had a way to make it look like you have a YouTube video on your ad?  I know that it isn't possible but I found this great blog post that tells you how you can do it…

How to Embed YouTube Videos in CraigsList

by Justin McClelland on September 10, 2009

I’ve come across what was once a road-block and have created a workaround.  With creative thinking there is always, and I mean always, more than one way to skin a cat.

The issue:

CraigsList will not allow a user to embed a YouTube video.  More specifically, CraigsList has a short list of acceptable HTML elements and the <embed> HTML element is not one of them.  This means that you can’t “embed” any video in your CraigsList ad, thus a page visitor can’t watch video residing on your page.

Why this should matter to you:

If you are an investor and/or a Realtor, you can find great use for YouTube videos for property marketing.

Google reigns supreme as the most popular search engine, they have the greatest market-share of all search engines.  In November of 2008, YouTube (a Google company) surpassed Yahoo in search engine market share to take the #2 spot and has extended its lead margin as of July 2009 (comScore).  CraigsList is #7 worldwide in terms of English-language page views.

Click here to read the remainder of the post with step-by-step instructions.

Maybe your thinking this isn't an option for you because you aren't a Realtor?  Do you sell information products?  Why not have a video promoting your product and then use that on Craigslist with Justin's tips.  I would love to know how you use Craigslist in your marketing….