Adding a well placed, eye-catching symbol in a Craigslist ad title can drastically improve the performance of your post. The key is to use just enough to draw attention to your title while not looking like spam.
Even just one symbol can make a difference. Don’t believe me? Our eyes process images 60,000 times faster than text so even one emoji can make a difference. See how fast you face find the only emoji in the car and truck Craigslist ads below.
Steps to add symbols
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You can add emojis and symbols to your Craigslist ads in less than a minute. You pretty much just need to copy and paste from the complete list of symbols and emojis below.
- Copy symbol
Go to the list of symbols below and copy the symbol you want to use. Aim to only use 1-3 symbols per ad. Too many emojis is off-putting to potential customers.
- Paste the symbol in Craigslist ad
Go to your Craigslist ad and paste the symbol in the title or description. Be sure to preview the symbols before publishing to ensure they display properly.
If you’re selling high volumes, then I’d recommend utilizing Craigslist ad posting software with this feature built-in. It makes it a much more streamlined experience and a big time saver.
Complete list of symbols and emojis
Copy and paste any of the symbols below to better format your Craigslist ad titles and descriptions.
Food and Drink
People, Emotion, and Actions
Clothes & Accessories:
Office and Money
Time and Clocks
Sport & Profession
Travel & Writing
Earth & Natural Disaster
Moon & Weather Symbols
Environment & Buildings
Signals and Signs
You want want something a little bit different for the description. ASCII artwork can provide a unique design within the body of your ad copy. As with symbols, use sparingly.
Frequently asked questions
No, you can simply copy and paste the symbol from a guide to your ad. And while these little decorations can help draw in eyes, it is helpful to also know how to use HTML in a Craigslist ad.
Yes. You pretty much need to find a comprehensive list of icons to copy over to your ads.
The icon will render differently based on the end-user’s devices. For example, a smile will look like this
😀 on an Apple but like this on Google and like this on Windows. You want to be careful of this caveat as some emojis look completely different on some devices.
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