Tips on craigslist ad posting

Craigslist is the most popular free classified ad posting site in the USA and worldwide. I have long experience of posting ads on craigslist. Craigslist has very high Alexa ranking. Due to it’s huge popularity the site is number one target of the spammers. Craigslist is upgrading it’s system continuously to fight against the spammers. Now it is harder to post the same ad on different locations or multiple times in a particular location.

Following are some tips for posting ads on craigslist over and over again:

1) Unique Email address: Try to use a different email address for each posting.

2) Unique description: You need to change the ad description each time. Otherwise, simply it is not possible to post the same ad over and over again.

3) I.P. address: Change your I.P. as frequently as possible. Craigslist allows to post about 10-20 ads per day from an I.P. If more is posted then it is blocked for few hours to few days, even permanently if abused recurrently.

4) Titles: Using a lot of different titles are also helpful. Particularly, it reduces user flagging. And obviously user flagging leads to staff deletion.

5) Time gap: Don’t post more than 10-20 ads at a time. Give some time gap between each batch of postings.

Frequently Asked Questions on craigslist ad posting

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459 Responses to Tips on craigslist ad posting

  1. Traci says:

    I post just here and there on Craigslist. I am not a business, just post toys or whatever on there as my kids outgrow. I must have been banned by my IP address recently, but have no idea why. When I try to go to, I can’t even access the website at all – says it timed out. My husband is a tech person and everything else on our computer is the same and every site works perfectly. This has been happening for 2 days now. Any ideas? How would you know if you were banned? Does it just not go to the website at all and says “time out?” Does anyone know how to fix this if I did something wrong that I didn’t know was wrong with Craigslist rules? I want another chance!!!

  2. Johnder says:

    those tips are old

    you cant post more than 3 ads per ip per day
    and dont buy private proxies from the same class
    as they wont ever work, you will get an entire class banned

    you need unique content thats true

    phone verified accounts will be a must for all cl

    use geoip

  3. Kevin says:


  4. Jerod Byrne says:

    The HTML based classifieds of CL has always been a vulnerability for spammers. Maybe they should take a look at the model used by Kijiji which was text based.

    Jerod Byrne
    Free Classifieds

  5. It seems that whatever I post gets flagged and deleted. I wonder if it’s my competition that’s doing it?

  6. Craigslist is getting harder to post classified ads too it.

  7. Robert D says:

    I made some ads on Postlets, copy & send HTML to craigslist, showed up in my CL account but not displayed.This has been going on since 1 week now; It used to work so well before. Anyone know whats happening>>>>

  8. Jason says:

    Same basic problem here. I can post any category except services. Any moving ad I post says its published, but I can not find it in the postings. I have no redirects, no picts, no images, just plain text, and it will not show up. Very frustrating.

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