Why Don't People Do This On Craigslist?

by Thomas
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Hello Warriors:

Craigslist isn't as popular on this side of the pond as it is in the U.S. but I think it's (very) slowly, but surely, growing. Because of that, I occasionally read through postings about it but have always wondered, since, presumably, the "goal" is to keep your ad at the top of a particular section, why people don't simply delete an ad that has dropped and re-post it every 48 hours?

Although, admittedly, I only skimmed them, Craigslist's TOS seems to allow that in the "Services" section.

So why are there so many convoluted mechanisms in use? I suppose there's something I'm not aware of... but what is it?

Tommy.
#craigslist #people
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
    You could do that, or post under a different account. But sooner or later cl will see all that activity coming from one IP.

    What i do is post in just a handful of cities once, then keep rerunning that same ad when it runs out (differs for each city)
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    • Profile picture of the author Thomas
      Originally Posted by Michael Motley View Post

      You could do that, or post under a different account. But sooner or later cl will see all that activity coming from one IP.

      What i do is post in just a handful of cities once, then keep rerunning that same ad when it runs out (differs for each city)
      There's only one city covered by Craiglist here, so posting to the same one is unavoidable.
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      • Profile picture of the author Achilles1963
        I run a gardening/landscaping business on Craigslist and made a lot of money last year (this year is hard ), and you are 100% right, that is exactly what i do. I run 3 ads (1 in labor & moving, 1 in household services, 1 in skilled trades), i advertise at about 4-5 pm so when people get home from work i am above the fold (top of the list), after 2 days i delete my ads and repost the same ads. This process is allowed and approved of by Craigslist, the people that are always b*tching about Craigslist are spammers or are trying to MLM or affiliate market on Craigslist, and that is a no-no.
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  • Profile picture of the author jefferyjansen
    I use craigslist as one of many tools in the internet marketing tools that I have. It is sometimes picked up on google first page depending on the keyword I am using.
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  • Profile picture of the author misterwrecker
    Yes when I sell a car/truck on craigslist I delete it every 2-3 days and repost it again. Another thing I do is add a list of related keywords on the bottom and that does help. Some ads still get responses that are 3-4 weeks old due to the keyword list.
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  • Craigs isn't stupid. You don't think they know about every Affiliate Marketing Scam and Trick? Affiliate Marketing is clearly unwelcome and against their TOS. So if you want to play the game and continually try to trick them... then that's up to you. But it's a losing battle. Many have come before you. You should really focus on doing something worthwhile.
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    • Profile picture of the author Thomas
      Originally Posted by InternetMarketingIQ View Post

      Craigs isn't stupid. You don't think they know about every Affiliate Marketing Scam and Trick? Affiliate Marketing is clearly unwelcome and against their TOS. So if you want to play the game and continually try to trick them... then that's up to you. But it's a losing battle. Many have come before you. You should really focus on doing something worthwhile.
      Since I'm not an affiliate marketer, I can only assume that diatribe is directed at someone else.
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  • Getting your ad back to the top of the page is way too easy. Go to edit for your post and add a word...or delete a period..or anything...then save it. Then it goes to the top of the page again. I am starting to believe that craigslist only works for certain types of products or programs though. Of course it depends on the city you post in too I suppose.
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    • Profile picture of the author wallush
      Originally Posted by creativepassion1979 View Post

      Getting your ad back to the top of the page is way too easy. Go to edit for your post and add a word...or delete a period..or anything...then save it. Then it goes to the top of the page again. I am starting to believe that craigslist only works for certain types of products or programs though. Of course it depends on the city you post in too I suppose.
      Why didn't I think of that? I will try it.
      Thank you
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