Craigslist Frequently Asked Questions

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Can you post videos on Craigslist?

The short answer is no but there are workarounds for categories that allow links. You can add an image that looks like a video preview that links to the video URL. It isn’t ideal but it is the only method for adding a video to a Craigslist ad.

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Can car dealers use an inventory feed to automatically create vehicle listings on Facebook Marketplace?

As of September 13, 2021, Facebook changed its policy to where car dealership can no longer automatically feed in vehicle listing to Marketplace. Instead, dealers will now have to create listings manually through their Facebook page. The other option is to set up an inventory campaign to get listings as an ad placement. There are […]

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Do people still use Craigslist?

Yes, it is estimated that the Craigslist website traffic in 2021 is still north of 300 million visits per month. It is still a very popular place to sell products, services, real estate, and post job openings.

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What are the Craigslist posting limits?

The are several types of Craigslist posting limits; duration, posting frequency, number of images, and ad type. Here is a quick guide on these limits and restrictions to avoid getting your banned or ads ghosted. Ad Duration Limit – Expiration Paid ads expire after 30 days Free ads can expire anywhere from 7-45 days depending […]

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How do I view an old Craigslist ad?

Craigslist ads expire within 7-45 days depending on the ad type and then are no longer viewable on Creating a Craigslist account is recommended if you want to view up to the past 2 years of your old ads. However, Craigslist does not have an ad archive you can access. If you have the […]

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How do you use Craigslist search operators?

Craigslist search operators are a great way to do more advanced searches. We’ll go over the basics and how to use these search operators. Use quotations to search for an exact phrase: “Ford truck” Use a vertical bar to add an OR statement: “Ford truck”|”heavy-duty truck” The above statement with search Craigslist for both statements […]

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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 2022?

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 […]