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Craigslist - Ad Posting Secrets

Updated on September 8, 2009

About Craigslist

Craigslist is a wonderful portal for posting Local Classifieds in large number of cities of USA, Canade, Asia and Europe. It also has large number of forums where members can share their views on large number of subjects of their interest also. It is largely free and most interestingly it is commumity moderated.

The postings on craigslist can be made here on about any thing like Jobs, housing, goods, services, romance, local activities, advice etc. and with the large number of hits this portal generates (more than 20 billion page view per month) you can always expect good returns on your efforts. This portal stands at number 7 in terms of english language page view in world. In addition to English, Craigslist is also available in French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Craigslist is a for profit organization, though it still uses .org domain since it symolizes mostly non-commercial nature, public service mission and a non-corporate culture..

To support its operations Craigslist has now expanded to more than 700 craigslist sites in 70 countries.

Because of the above features of Craigslist, people from world over keep posting their requirements, business details and other contents to get wider audience by themselves or through hiring professional agencies. Sometimes they are successful in getting their listing displayed on craigslist pages, and on some occasions their listing are either flagged, not displayed (though their account shows listing as active).

In this hub I will share with you my experience with Craigslist, and will share with you some tips those help me posting on Craigslist, making my Adverts stick and displayed in the required categories..

How to start working on CL

Craigslist is one of the easiest to start working as compared with any other classifieds web portal. The steps to be followed are as follows:

  1. Visit , enetr your e-mail, fill captcha and a signup linki is send to your email ID.
  2. Click on the link sent on your email and you are taken to a page, where all you need to do is to set your passowrd, and that's it.
  3. Once you have created your account, you can start posting adverts on craigslist in geographical areas and  categories of your choice.

Important Tips to ensure your Ad is displayed!

  1.  In order to ensure that your advert gets displayed on Craigslist, you should take care of following:
  2. Don't post same advert in multiple cities. The chances are that it will either be removed automatically or by active visitors to craigslist. However, in case you are an ad posting professional, kindly ensure that you use separate e-mail account every time, clear all your browsing history (clearing cookies) and keep changing ad title, and contents a little bit.
  3. In case you want to post your adverts in other countries then chances are that it wil not be displayed there, though your account will show that adverts are live. To avoid this situation try using proxies of that country (check them for their authenticity before you use them).
  4. Though Craigslist is all about text ads with some html allowed. You may create any ad in word, use some html editor or front page to get html code for that and post them on craigslist. Your adverts will look great and chances are that you will receive better response.

Professional Support

 Whatever has been discuused I understand is good enough for any one to start using Craigslist for his business. However, in case you want to outsource your craigslist campaign (minm 100 adverts in a  month to 1000+ ads in a month) feel free to message me on

For your success,

Aryan Shrivastava


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      Roxy 7 years ago

      Great advice. I've been using craigslist to advertise my Dental Insurance Plans company. It's been so great and produced a lot of business.

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      Richard Chusid 7 years ago

      If you are going to post on any site, including Craigslist, make sure you are using the right words, and that they are spelled correctly. Too many people rush their ads into post, and run the risk of having a reader 'click away' because it just doesn't sound right - and might be fishy...

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      Rose Kolowinski 7 years ago

      Very good information. Thank you for sharing.

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      Glenn Stok 7 years ago from Long Island, NY

      I had great success with Craigslist posting ads to sell old stuff I no longer needed. Easier than having a garage sale and you get more of a chance to find buyers. You made some great points. Thanks.

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      RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      Thanks for the info. Very helpful

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      Eric James 7 years ago

      Thank you for the great info...trying to find the best approach to help local businesses make the most of the digital marketing arena...;-)

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      sutrapu 8 years ago from kuwait

      hai good content

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      Michelle Cesare 8 years ago from New York

      Great Hub. I use Craigslist every other day and I have many PVA. Having many help you promote at Craigslist.