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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th August 2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,196
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Tapping The Craigslist Internet Marketing Goldmine

Depends on the business niche, but some other classified sites which are gaining traction in terms of traffic include ClassifiedAds.com, LetGo.com and Facebook Marketplace.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,196
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Tapping The Craigslist Internet Marketing Goldmine

We are not a fan of including website links in ads even if you could.

o First of all, it represents a predictable campaign footprint through which Craigslist can track and flag all your ads.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th August 2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: My Craigslist Ad

You should also keep a close eye on the Gigs > Labor section to connect with homeowners seeking your services. The $5 Craigslist fee has really helped to reduce the spam effect and increase the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,196
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Tapping The Craigslist Internet Marketing Goldmine

Let's forget about discussing "empires" since it's such a relative term and discuss reality.

A casual scan of the For Sale > By Dealer section will reveal to you that many of the premiere national...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th July 2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,196
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Tapping The Craigslist Internet Marketing Goldmine

We have seen an interesting shift in the types of clients. A lot of our clients used to leverage the previously Free Gigs and Jobs sections to market affiliate programs. Now that those sections...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th July 2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Bounce house rental business

You can also post free ads on ClassifiedAds.com, LetGo.com / Might also make sense to contact local sports leagues, local indoor soccer businesses, local party stores, local pastry/cake shops, tent...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 22nd July 2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Craigslist Poster Recommendations

Hi Mu2Pilot,

It's possible the Craigslist can determine that your IP address doesn't match the target cities you are posting to closely enough. Craigslist prefers that you always post to the city...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 20th July 2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Craigslist Poster Recommendations

The Services > Skilled Trade section is now a paid section involving Craigslist posting fees of $5 per post.

o Craigslist has always required a "posting local" theme.
o You must use a credit...
Forum: Website Design 12th May 2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Image editing issues with Fireworks - What am I doing wrong?

Couple of quick thoughts:

1) CL has the ability to track images with their filters. So, it's possible the unaccepted image is associated with previously flagged ads

2) CL has had the ability to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,804
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Craigslist - New $5 fee for posting to skilled trade services

There is no way around it. There will obviously be people who shift their ads to sections which are still free. However, you should realize that one of the primary reasons for ad flagging is posting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By craigsposterpro
RE: Classifed Ads i.e CL, Kiiji, etc

Another drawback is the fact that including website links in your ads represents a definite campaign footprint through which Craigslist can track and flag all your ads. Their ad filters are very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th May 2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By craigsposterpro
RE: I need help from experienced craigslist posters.

Well, just like with Google, there is a segment of people on Craigslist who never even enter a keyword but only scan page 1 for ads.

So, you have to accommodate the segment of people who do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th May 2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By craigsposterpro
RE: I need help from experienced craigslist posters.

It's a combination of factors including post age, post volume for the same campaign and optimizing the ad for keyword placement. At the very least you should be placing your primary target keywords...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th May 2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By craigsposterpro
RE: How does google ranking help Criagslist ads?

Perfect answer and that presumes your Craigslist live ad is not somehow manually flagged in that 7-day or 30-day window which would make that temporary ranking even more pointless.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Marketing on Backpage 2017

Backpage generally has 10 - 20% of the traffic levels compared to Craigslist. Backpage does allow you to pay extra fees for autorenewals which simplifies that process. They also allow you to purchase...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Craigslist Posting

Here's how to generally distinguish if your ads are being flagged by Craigslist or competitors:

o CL will flag your ad either immediately or worst case with a 2-hour lag time
o If your ads remain...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,183
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Craigslist - Can you post one ad in every category without getting ghosted?

Well, one of the primary reasons for flagging/ghosting is posting your ad in an irrelevant section. Craigslist is the ultimate judge of which section and sub-section your ad belongs under. It would...
Forum: Social Media 21st April 2016, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: FREE Marketing Methods --> Craigslist Isn't Working Like It Used Too

Competition on Craigslist has been intense for several years now and has been increasing. However, if you avoided advertising in competitive places, noone would market on Google, Facebook, Amazon, or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: How is someone dominating top listings in Craigslist?

They have clearly optimized their ad content for their target keywords which can be duplicated by analyzing and reverse engineering their ad content. Then, just customize your ads using their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: How to battle auto-flagging softwares on Craigslist?

The best defense against competitor flagging is to diversify your ad content. That means not leaving any obvious predictable campaign footprints that your competitors can latch onto. So, make sure...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,282
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: How to include image in craigslist ad?

Hi Mike,

There are different ad filters for each Craigslist section (Jobs, Gigs, Services, For Sale, Housing, etc). Each of those ad filters impose their own rules for your ad format. For the past...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 770
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: craigslist marketing?

That makes perfect sense as SFBay is the second highest traffic level city on Craigslist with San Diego ranking #9 on that list.
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 17th February 2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,695
Posted By craigsposterpro
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 17th February 2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,695
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Craigslist Pro Needed

There's a very clear reason behind why your ads are flagged immediately. You should do a Google search for "Craigslist terms of use" and click on the first search result. Then, in the 4th section...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 23rd October 2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,630
Posted By craigsposterpro
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 20th October 2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,630
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Wanted Craigslist Poster NYC/For Sale/ Cell Phones

Yes, the per post fees for renewals versus fresh posts is the same. The majority of ad tool expenses (PVAs, proxies) applies to both types of posts. Furthermore, the labor associated with logging in...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 20th October 2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,630
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Wanted Craigslist Poster NYC/For Sale/ Cell Phones

These ads could very well stay live for several days. They are renewable after 48 hours and you want to avail yourself of that renewal opportunity so you can keep pushing your ad back onto page 1 to...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 18th October 2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,630
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Wanted Craigslist Poster NYC/For Sale/ Cell Phones

I just sent you an email outlining our US based professional posting service. We currently have several satsified clients under the For Sale section and can provide recent sample live ad links.

o...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th September 2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,345
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Craiglist SCAMMERS. How they do it?

Thankfully, the Craigslist filters have caught onto this particular scam. Craigslist now has a price filter that flags ads for vehicles which have prices far below average for that particular...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th June 2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,254
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: CraigsList Flagging Problem

One of the main points people miss is that Craigslist updates their ad filter algorithm anywhere from 1 - 4 times per month and these filters are extremely sophisticated. When you keep renewing older...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,489
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Craigslist Crisis

This is a great point. Just to drill down into a bit more, the consensus is that Craigslist scans the first 5 lines and last 5 lines of an ad to discern whether it has unique content. So, it would be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,489
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Craigslist Crisis

Flagging of any post can happen as a result of the very sophisticated Craigslist auto-filters or from humans. It would take a critical mass of at least 6 - 12 humans whose IPs share the same city...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,489
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Craigslist Crisis

Yes, it's highly advisable that you clear cookies and change IPs. You can use a public wifi or your own portable hotspot to make that happen. Mix up your ad titles and ad content including images as...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th March 2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Was running fine for 1 yr+ ... Now my Craigslist ad keeps getting zapped. WHY??...

Great point and it has become much too easy to automate the flagging process. However, it still does require a concerted effort with 6 - 12 local IPs to coordinate this flagging not to mention the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Can Internet Marketing Help?

We have furniture dealer clients who focus daily marketing efforts on Craigslist. A quick scan of the For Sale > Furniture > By Dealer section of any city will reveal the high volume of daily ads in...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th January 2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,142
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Craigslist Advertising Newbie

It's vital that you do competitive analysis for any city you want to target. You can't treat Dayton, Ohio the same as NYC, LA or SF.

Navigate to your target section (Computer, Creative, etc)....
Forum: Copywriting 15th December 2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,098
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: How would you respond on Craigslist?

Great share Shawn. I would just add that you should do some research on their website and on Google about their business. It shows some initiative and shows that you are eager to learn more about...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 22,064
Posted By craigsposterpro
re: [Solved] How do they post hundreds of ads on Craigslist everyday without any problems?

Well, unfortunately, there is now software available which can automatically flag 10 ads at a time switching IPs. Unscrupulous competitors can take advantage of this software or even have employees...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th August 2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,329
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Proper use of keywords in CL ads?

Craigslist is well aware of all the url shortners out there except for maybe the Chinese one longurl.com. All that aside, adding any links, clickable or not, spelled out or not, is a clear invitation...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th August 2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,329
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Proper use of keywords in CL ads?

You should reflect the keywords as your target audience would type it into the CL searchbox
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th August 2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,329
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Proper use of keywords in CL ads?

My main point is this
You want your ads to be visible for your keywords when your target audience plugs them into the CL search box. If you can accomplish that by naturally sprinkling those...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th August 2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,329
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Proper use of keywords in CL ads?

The absolute best practices involve creating 2 - 3 ad versions, 2 - 3 ad titles. Sprinkle in your target keywords both into the title and into the ad body in a natural fashion. Keyword stuffing is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th July 2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,520
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: How You Can Make Money With Craigslist and Pawn Shops

This is a great spin on that arbitrage model called DS Domination where they flip items between eBay and Amazon. Less competition with this business model though even though you're not commanding...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 9th July 2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,103
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: My experience with Creative Post...

For all the reasons I cited above, no software recommendations. We have chosen to post manually and its served us well.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 1st July 2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,103
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: My experience with Creative Post...

What was the nature of your question that it resulted in your removal?

We've tried many of the Craigslist posting software options and found them to be restrictive either in the sense of being...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th June 2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Craigslist links removed in emails?

I never heard of links getting removed within emails. You could always try using anchor text links in your emails like Gmail allows. If you are talking about links within Craigslist ads, those are no...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 753
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: (craigslist)using same ip address for different cities?

Ok. let's take these questions one at a time

RE: if i use the same ip and post ads in different cities will that get my ads ghosted?

This is an invitation to having your ads ghosted....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: how to put email link in craigslist listing?

Here's a tip and the strategy we use for all our posting clients. Make your ad portion only consist of text and a phone number. If you need to display any email addresses or links, embed them in an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th May 2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,940
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: classified free ads??

Here's some more info on the Top online classified sites

http://claz.org/top-classifieds-sites.html (http://claz.org/top-classifieds-sites.html [5/18/2014 2:58:06 PM] Nick Klimek:...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th May 2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Do I need to make new email addresses for Craigslist?

Hi Daniel,

Just like we do for our own Craigslist posting clients, the posting provider you hired should be handling all the ad logistics relative to the phone verified accounts (PVAs) and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th May 2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: Craigslist Updates?

For our clients, we do not post any email addresses or links in the text portion of the ad. You should include that in an image which accompanies your ad. Using any html even including bullet points,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th April 2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 937
Posted By craigsposterpro
Re: What do we expect From a sub ten dollar product?

I think you should consider WSOs as an online book store. If you purchase enough related books which all complement each other and contribute some new knowledge for your projects, that is all you can...
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