Got flagged Craigslist Ads even i renewed only , why ?

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Hi
  • I got flagged 3 out of 5 ads, even renewed them (not posting)
  • used one account for ad
  • all are " text+banner " ads type
and
What is the best timings to renew CL Ads ?

Please give me suggestions to stick CL Ads long time ....
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  • Profile picture of the author Redskin84
    I remember Craigslist Used to be my moneymaker earning me over $900 a day for 3.5 hr of work a week. I promote 'SECRETGEDLOOPHOLE' on craigslist and my ads were flagged. I think it competiors have money to sit and flag other ads. CL def has gotten tougher to post ads on.
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    • Profile picture of the author buysellbrowse
      Originally Posted by Redskin84 View Post

      I promote 'SECRETGEDLOOPHOLE' on craigslist and my ads were flagged. I think it competiors have money to sit and flag other ads. CL def has gotten tougher to post ads on.
      What is the 'SECRETGEDLOOPHOLE'? Just curious.
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      • Profile picture of the author dana67
        On Craigslist, make sure you are posting in the proper section and your type of post is allowed. Even if you follow those rules, you may still get flagged. It's the nature of Craigslist.
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        • Profile picture of the author craigsposterpro
          I agree with Anne L about how easy it is for your competitors to flag your ads. Another reason other than the ones mentioned here has to do with keyword stuffing in your text. Many businesses try to jam extra keywords at the bottom of the ad body with the intent of increasing their rankings within CL search results.
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          • Profile picture of the author netbread
            As far as the keyword stuffing thing that's old news for ranking and quite useless, NOW the real reason for doing so is to maintain UNIQUE TEXT ads.


            Originally Posted by craigsposterpro View Post

            I agree with Anne L about how easy it is for your competitors to flag your ads. Another reason other than the ones mentioned here has to do with keyword stuffing in your text. Many businesses try to jam extra keywords at the bottom of the ad body with the intent of increasing their rankings within CL search results.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
        Originally Posted by buysellbrowse View Post

        What is the 'SECRETGEDLOOPHOLE'? Just curious.
        Well... I tried to just say google it but the forum doesn't like short
        answers that are to the point... lol

        So.... google it
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  • Profile picture of the author daneelpeter
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    Set your ip address proper so you can get high quality result or give me your account i will help you
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  • Profile picture of the author Anne Laidlaw
    It is so easy for competition to flag you. Sorry you got flagged.

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  • Profile picture of the author robledo1
    Craigslist is an awesome source for free traffic (when you don't get flagged).

    You can get flagged for a lot of reasons:

    *Same ad content as other ads on cl
    *Same links
    *Too many posts per ip
    *Other marketers flagging your ads
    *People might think it's a scam.

    I don't know what you're promoting but it happens.

    If you keep testing and changing your ads, you will eventually find something that sticks.

    You at least made an attempt to use CL, many people never take action -even after paying for courses.

    Just know it's part of the game.
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    • Originally Posted by robledo1 View Post

      Craigslist is an awesome source for free traffic (when you don't get flagged).

      You can get flagged for a lot of reasons:

      *Same ad content as other ads on cl
      *Same links
      *Too many posts per ip
      *Other marketers flagging your ads
      *People might think it's a scam.

      I don't know what you're promoting but it happens.

      If you keep testing and changing your ads, you will eventually find something that sticks.

      You at least made an attempt to use CL, many people never take action -even after paying for courses.

      Just know it's part of the game.
      I agree with him.

      It is very important that you post new content and make it presentable for all your ads. Each of your ad should seem to be unique, and doesn't seem to be a scam.

      If you succeed in doing that, your ads wouldn't get flagged.

      Contact me if you have any issues.
      Skype: craigslistposting.center
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    • Profile picture of the author rajeshseo01
      thank you for your suggetions
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  • Profile picture of the author moneywealth
    IM er's still using CL?

    There's no way to get traffic with no links.

    So why would an IM waste time on CL now, no traffic to sites.

    Sure you can get a reply to email via the CL email system so no way to scrape the emails of those interested, so it would be an email throught CL response and then you send a link.

    Is that what IM'ers are doing now, 2 steps to maybe get a person to a page?

    We use CL for minor local needs, nothing national, they killed traffic by having no links a few months ago.

    But for years it was great.
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  • Profile picture of the author toyavg
    Originally Posted by rajeshseo01 View Post

    Hi
    • I got flagged 3 out of 5 ads, even renewed them (not posting)
    • used one account for ad
    • all are " text+banner " ads type
    and
    What is the best timings to renew CL Ads ?

    Please give me suggestions to stick CL Ads long time ....
    As others have stated, there are many reasons your ads are being flagged...

    Track your ads and try to narrow down what the issue maybe.

    I like using Craigslist because there's less competion now since so many IM's stopped using it.

    I'm not sure what product or service you are sharing, but I encourage you to take a look at Classifieds - Free Classified Ads Online.

    Ads stay up longer and they allow html
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    • Profile picture of the author daneelpeter
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      Originally Posted by toyavg View Post

      As others have stated, there are many reasons your ads are being flagged...

      Track your ads and try to narrow down what the issue maybe.

      I like using Craigslist because there's less competion now since so many IM's stopped using it.

      I'm not sure what product or service you are sharing, but I encourage you to take a look at Classifieds - Free Classified Ads Online.

      Ads stay up longer and they allow html
      Saying Correct toyavg
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  • Profile picture of the author daneelpeter
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    Now days flagging is usual you have to buy good PVA and Unique IP For getting good result
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  • Profile picture of the author malik4u7861
    best time to renew craigslist ad is in morning 6 to 8 am
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    • Profile picture of the author ser23
      Very good tip, i found out myself less flagging that time, I guess craigslist crawlers aren't on that time
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  • Profile picture of the author Ihate9to5
    Save the text ad as an image in paint so that it will be human readable instead of machine readable.Set up gmail as an auto responder instead of posting links to the website.
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    • Profile picture of the author viper62382
      Originally Posted by Ihate9to5 View Post

      Save the text ad as an image in paint so that it will be human readable instead of machine readable.Set up gmail as an auto responder instead of posting links to the website.

      they can read the text in image ads now.

      does anyone know how to mask the text in image ads so the spam filter cant read it?
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      • Profile picture of the author netbread
        No they can't read image text, you misunderstand what he said.

        What he's saying is instead of using text in your ad, create an image
        of the text ad, that way the CL can NOT read the text, unlike text ads.


        Originally Posted by viper62382 View Post

        they can read the text in image ads now.

        does anyone know how to mask the text in image ads so the spam filter cant read it?
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            • Profile picture of the author craigsposterpro
              As far as the keyword stuffing thing that's old news for ranking and quite useless, NOW the real reason for doing so is to maintain UNIQUE TEXT ads.
              If you closely analyze the Craigslist TOS, keyword stuffing is explicitly prohibited. You can maintain unique ad content and unique ad titles without resorting to kw stuffing. Also, there are ways to insulate your ads from competitor flagging but its very labor intensive and inefficient.
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    • Profile picture of the author netbread
      Ihate9to5, how's the opt-in rate using this method? I've been thinking about testing it to see how it flows.

      netbread

      Originally Posted by Ihate9to5 View Post

      Save the text ad as an image in paint so that it will be human readable instead of machine readable.Set up gmail as an auto responder instead of posting links to the website.
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  • Profile picture of the author AMBuddy
    I was previously posting 2/3 times a day at intervals mostly using clickable images and I did not get ghosted.
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  • Profile picture of the author daneelpeter
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    To understand for renewing the ads on CL the most important thing is to check the Ip first before posting many thing maters like date Ip which is not get banned and others post one ad with same Title and description which you want to renew If your ad gets flagged not renew your ads. Or try to repost your ads again.
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  • Profile picture of the author ViceHood
    A lot of desperate people go to Craigslist. Probably why it is such a great marketing tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author aja akira
    I am sure, you have broken the rules & regulations of the CL. now if you want to work there again, you should change your current IP.
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  • Profile picture of the author ATAC
    I do not know what you are trying to post but if its not a legit service that you are offering ...?
    Then you are just waisting your time .
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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
      Spammers and scammers have screwed up Craigslist, now they want to cry about it. Follow their guidelines and you wont have to worry about your ads getting flagged. When ever I've used Craigslist, I've never had an ad flagged, of course I don't use CL to spam, scam, or post get rich schemes.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by Alex Blades View Post

        Spammers and scammers have screwed up Craigslist, now they want to cry about it.
        This. Exactly.
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  • Profile picture of the author counzila
    yes i agree i think competitor flag that to make your ad get flag so sorry,,i got suspened from google adwords,,yes shit happens man so sorry
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  • Profile picture of the author daneelpeter
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    Let me tell you about Craigslist TOS When you release i and connect ip again you first need to check your Ip through Whoer dot net and Renew ad 1 in 10 mins until its appear on CL index page
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  • Profile picture of the author ser23
    Not competitors, if ads are being deleted right away, It's craigslist crawler, noting you can do about that.
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  • Perhaps you should not spam CL with your ads, and thus you won't be flagged every time?
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  • Profile picture of the author alaynaaleah
    I think you are breaking the rules & regulations by making same ads again & again. In this case you should change the word. The authority of the CL, wants to reduce the amount of plagiarism. Most of the people does not support the plagiarism. You should not do the same ad to make redundancy.
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  • Profile picture of the author npoint
    The competition use bots to flag the others ads, it`s common practise (: I have tried a lot of times to place my ads on very competetive cities from many different accounts/ip`s (I`ve placed 1 ad /time only in 1 location) ,even outsourced that some day to several people who often doing that for themselves with good results (but different service than mine), all my ads got flagged within a minutes and I am 100% sure it was not because of beraking any rules cos my ads looked like any other ,I compared to the competitors whos ads appeared there for a very long time so that was not the reason my ads were get flagged.

    It`s stupid CL stuff don`t do something with that. Maybe it was specific of this services I offer cos people who offering services as I do usually knows all those techniques and tools and fighting that way with the competition is their daily routine I think as the coffe cup at the morning (:
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    • Profile picture of the author MugzyA
      Craigslist has become much harder to post on but the competition flagging has become intolerable. I did find a pretty decent solution with a website called "flaggingblocker". I can't say that 100 percent of my posts are sticking but it's a million times better for me now. Competitor flagging isn't an issue any more but the CL bot still gets me sometimes.
      Good luck to all.
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  • Anybody can flag you for any reason and CL does not investigate prior to removing your stuff. It just gets removed.
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  • Profile picture of the author craigsposterpro
    So, just like Craigslist has fairly sophisticated ad and email filters, the same applies to their flagging process. It takes more than just one person flagging an ad (malicious or otherwise) to effectively take down your ad. As you would expect, it takes a minimum of 10 people flagging the same ad with their IP addresses being clustered in the same geographic area as the post. In our experience, certain business niches are more subject to intentional competitor flagging than others.

    That being said, there are now software tools out there which automates that flagging process.
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  • Profile picture of the author ma247
    Now CL has more security
    and deleted or flagged ads
    daily.

    You can do another strategy
    like video marketing.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author adongmanila
    Before using any forum, one user should read the rules & regulations of the site. Like other sites the CL has some rules & regulations also. You should take a glance on the Terms & Conditions page. The CL does not allow to make post same picture or, same content more than once. So, you should careful about it. Please read the rules page of the CL. Thanks
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  • Originally Posted by rajeshseo01 View Post

    Hi
    • I got flagged 3 out of 5 ads, even renewed them (not posting)
    • used one account for ad
    • all are " text+banner " ads type
    and
    What is the best timings to renew CL Ads ?

    Please give me suggestions to stick CL Ads long time ....
    Craigslist is getting tuff.. You need to be very careful while posting ads on craigslist.. Here are some tips to avoid flagging on Craigslist:

    1) Use Native/Local IP
    2) Verify your Craigslist Account on a Local Number
    3) Come up with Unique Titles for More Conversions
    4) Adequate Body Area
    5) Don't Post too many Ads from the same Account
    6) Select the Right Category
    7) Post Manually on Craigslist
    8) Do not Use a Single Account on Multiple IPs
    9) Use Gmail Accounts for Craigslist Posting
    10) Do not use junk text in body

    Read in detail here: 10 hacks to stop flagging on Craigslist
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