Craigslist Frequently Asked Questions

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When did Craigslist start charging for car ads?

To further monetize the platform, Craigslist started charging $5/ad for dealers to post car ads back in 2013. Then in 2019 they started charging $5 for personal used car ads. While this might seem like a bad thing, it weeded out a lot of the spam and scams in that category. Plus, it allowed for […]

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How do you post Craigslist ads in multiple cities?

The best method is to use a professional Craigslist posting service that uses an approved method for creating ads in multiple cities. While “unauthorized posting agents/services are prohibited,” you can use ad software that uses the official Craigslist API to post nationwide. If you do use an unapproved Craigslist service or DIY, a proxy will […]

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How do you search all of Craigslist with Google?

There are Google search operators that allow you to perform a Google.com search only on craigslist.org. You need to include “site:craigslist.org” in your search query. This tells Google to only search Craigslist and no other website. Here is an examples search for all Craigslist below. Note that this will include all of the Craigslist city […]

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Why is my Craigslist hyperlink not working?

While Craigslist allows HTML codes, they are only allow links for some ad categories, like job postings and dealer tickets for sale.

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What fonts does Craigslist use?

The fonts Craiglist.org uses are Times New Roman for the headings and Arial for the body text. Here are the details if you’re wanting to take a closer look. Site Title Font family: Times New Roman Fallback fonts: Times, Serif Font weight: 500 Font size: 31.33 pixels Main Heading Font family: Times New Roman Fallback […]

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What does it mean when you see “This posting is being blocked” on Craigslist?

Craigslist has anti-spam software that blocks specific users to prevent them from abusing the website. Why does Craigslist block these users? It is typically a result of posting too many ads in a short time span or posting ads outside of your local markets. Craigslist typically tracks this activity by logging your IP address. Aside […]

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How to Add Symbols and Emojis to Craigslist Ads

Adding a well placed, eye-catching symbol in a Craigslist ad title can drastically improve the performance of your post. The key is to use just enough to draw attention to your title while not looking like spam. Even just one symbol can make a difference. Don’t believe me? Our eyes process images 60,000 times faster […]

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How much website traffic does Craigslist get in 2021?

A lot of marketers wonder how much website traffic does Craigslist get these days? It is a fair question. The website is not longer in its heyday but that isn’t to say that it doesn’t still get a ton of traffic. While the true numbers are only known to the Craigslist team, there are some […]

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How to Add Video to a Craigslist Ad

It technically isn’t possible to add video to a Craigslist ad but this workaround will get you very close. It’ll take a few steps but the end result will keep Craigslist users engaged and help you close more sales. How to Add the Video Link Upload video to your YouTube or Vimeo account. Take a […]