Posting on Craigslist

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Hi guys,

I have some problems posting ad on craigslist.

After confirmation and publishing my ad, it doesn't appear!!??

Any idea what happened?
#craigslist #posting
  • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
    You're probably posting in patterns which is causing
    the system to "ghost" your ads: tell you they've been
    posted but not actually post them.

    Craigslist is not for internet marketers to sell ebooks
    and CPA offers - the software is designed to identify
    and prevent that sort of behavior.

    Read the Craisglist TOS - even though there is some
    tolerance for marketers using it with restraint, you
    are actually violating the terms if you post ads outside
    of your local area.

    If you are posting more than 5 ads a day to various
    cities you are what Craigslist staff (and community)
    would call a "spammer". They don't want you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Desmond Ong
      Originally Posted by Loren Woirhaye View Post

      You're probably posting in patterns which is causing
      the system to "ghost" your ads: tell you they've been
      posted but not actually post them.

      Craigslist is not for internet marketers to sell ebooks
      and CPA offers - the software is designed to identify
      and prevent that sort of behavior.

      Read the Craisglist TOS - even though there is some
      tolerance for marketers using it with restraint, you
      are actually violating the terms if you post ads outside
      of your local area.

      If you are posting more than 5 ads a day to various
      cities you are what Craigslist staff (and community)
      would call a "spammer". They don't want you.
      Actually I was hiring someone on Craigslist. Hmm...Yeah I posted the ads outside of my local area.

      Maybe I should hire someone to post for me?
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      • Profile picture of the author KellyJ78
        I encountered the same problem the first time I post on Craigslist.

        Loren is right - you might have violated the terms by posting some ads outside of your local area

        Have you checked it?
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        • Profile picture of the author Desmond Ong
          Originally Posted by KellyJ78 View Post

          I encountered the same problem the first time I post on Craigslist.

          Loren is right - you might have violated the terms by posting some ads outside of your local area

          Have you checked it?
          Yes. I think I know the problem. I was posting in other countries' craigslist section.

          Thanks guys.
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    • Profile picture of the author Droopy Dawg
      Where's that jump to Conclusions matt when I need it

      Just kidding man... been a long morning I'm just trying to lighten the mood.

      DeShon

      Originally Posted by Loren Woirhaye View Post

      You're probably posting in patterns which is causing
      the system to "ghost" your ads: tell you they've been
      posted but not actually post them.

      Craigslist is not for internet marketers to sell ebooks
      and CPA offers - the software is designed to identify
      and prevent that sort of behavior.

      Read the Craisglist TOS - even though there is some
      tolerance for marketers using it with restraint, you
      are actually violating the terms if you post ads outside
      of your local area.

      If you are posting more than 5 ads a day to various
      cities you are what Craigslist staff (and community)
      would call a "spammer". They don't want you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
    If you are hiring on an ongoing basis here's a tip
    which may or may not be good for you:

    If you just pay the $50 to post in a big city like
    NY you'll get a lot of inquiries and your post won't
    be deleted or ghosted, even if it's a commissioned
    position (technically CL terms say you cannot run
    ads for jobs which pay for sales results only).
    Craigslist doesn't bite the hand that feeds by
    deleting or ghosting paid ads. Simple as that.

    Interestingly it's best to run, in my assessment,
    a shorter ad with a voice-mail to call for more
    info. Long ads have a tendency not so much to
    get ghosted, but flagged by overzealous
    Craigslist users... or maybe competitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author senve
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    • Profile picture of the author Curt Dillion
      Originally Posted by senve View Post

      What is the code for embedding an image into the ad.

      Also my other questions are still opened.

      I appreciate your input guys
      If you want to post images, open an account at Photobucket and upload your images to it. When you do, you will see code under your picture. Use the url they give you when you post your ad at CL.
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      • Profile picture of the author astevn816
        Originally Posted by Curt Dillion View Post

        If you want to post images, open an account at Photobucket and upload your images to it. When you do, you will see code under your picture. Use the url they give you when you post your ad at CL.
        I use Photobucket also they are easy to use.
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    • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
      Originally Posted by senve View Post

      What is the code for embedding an image into the ad.

      Also my other questions are still opened.

      I appreciate your input guys
      If memory serves it should
      look like this:
      <img src="http://hosting.com/images/yourimage.jpg">

      to make it clickable it would be:
      <a href="http://yourdomain.com"><img src="http://hosting.com/images/yourimage.jpg"></a>
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  • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
    Originally Posted by senve View Post

    4.Is it any way that it can be checked how many views an AD has?
    Yeah, host a picture on a hosting account and you'll
    be able to look at the stats to see how many times
    the picture in the ad gets called-up by Craigslist,
    indicating how many times the ad has been clicked-on
    and opened.
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  • Profile picture of the author countdevio
    Notice how Craigslist is slowly beginning
    to integrate fees for running ads.

    First it was real estate ...
    Now .. It's 10 bucks for 7 days for
    therapeutic ads posted ...

    at least in craigslist NYC
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