How To Not Get Ghosted On CraigsList ??

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Hey everyone,

So one of the marketing techniques I'm starting to get into is CraigsList, but it seems my ads are getting ghosted, not all of them, but a decent amount of them, how can we avoid not getting ghosted on CraigsList ??

Thanks in advance for all replies !!!!
#offline marketing #craigslist #ghosted
  • Profile picture of the author P1
    • Profile picture of the author SiL^Er_HunTeR
      Haha already did that, was hoping some members on this forum would have some great answers as well =-)
  • Profile picture of the author momakmak
    Not getting ghosted takes some time to learn. I do not think there is a simple answer for you.

    It depends on what your are putting in your post title and your post body.

    I found I would get ghosted the most if I posted to many series symbols in a title.
    ex: <<<<<((((((BUY MY STUFF)))))>>>>>

    Or if you are using the same title and just changing the ad body.

    You have to go back to your ghosted ads and see if you can find a common error.
    • Profile picture of the author SiL^Er_HunTeR
      So basically putting the same wording in multiple ads, putting html and the same codes in multiple ads and putting the same title or nearly the same title in multiple ads gets you ghosted, or at least some of them ghosted.

      That's what I seem to be getting from my research so far.

      I have multiple computers so I'm going to utilize them to make several accounts, and also use proxies, using several phone verified accounts may help as well.
  • Profile picture of the author vndnbrgj
    I post 3 ads at a time.
    I use different copy and titles.
    Some are all words, some are pics.
    I am always testing, so I check pics vs. written out copy

    I post from my CL verified account and confirm via phone or email when neccessary.
    Never have a problem with my ads being ghosted.
    I even use the symbols sometimes and still don't have ads get posted.

    All of my copy varies slightly.
    For example, I am testing 3 ads on web design right now.

    One has a pic, one has short copy, one has long copy.
    Then, later you can alternate titles, etc.
    I have found the copy just can't be 100% the same.

    For example:
    Ad 1 uses copy a
    Ad 2 uses copy b
    Ad 3 uses copy c

    Then:
    Ad 1 uses b
    Ad 2 uses c
    Ad 3 uses a

    Etc... otherwise it can become difficult to test.

    As a side note.. keep everything optimized.
    I am in Michigan and got a call from someone for web design yesterday from South Carolina.
    He said he found my ad from 8/27 on Google, and wanted to know if I was still offering my special...
    (Another thing I test... Specials)
  • Profile picture of the author raechizyl
    you could just change your IP. ads can't be identical and you can't post too much at once
  • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
    Use the search function in THIS forum. Look for my posts about CL and the ghosting algorithm.
  • Profile picture of the author kentah
    If you want a solution to Craigslist ghosting, you should watch these 2 videos:
  • Profile picture of the author Elfen Lied
    Wow - usually there are some straightforward answers, but it sounds like you covered a lot of the basics. Try breaking up certain words that might prompt CL to flag (free, sex, etc) with non-printable characters, like 'asterisk s h y semicolon' (it's a 'soft hyphen). Any characters I display here are going to be processed, so I have to spell it out. PM me if you have any questions or if the above is not clear.

    Good luck!
    • Profile picture of the author tobigail
      What has been everyone's experience on the average amount of reposts in a city per day plus new posts without feeling Craig's hand around your throat?

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