Craigslist Frequently Asked Questions

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How do you remove “I’m not a robot” on Craigslist?

If you’re looking to bypass CAPTCHA to set up scalable Craigslist posting service, it is going to be an uphill battle. Most users looking to do this want to post in the free sections. That means that even if you’re able to set up scraping software that passes CAPTCHA, Craigslist has a lot more restrictions […]

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Are there nationwide Craigslist posting services available in the United States?

Yes, there are some companies and many freelancers that focus on Craigslist posting services in the US. But keep in mind that “unauthorized posting agents/services are prohibited.” Instead, consider using an approved Craigslist ad posting software that uses the official Craigslist API to post nationwide. If you do compare and decide to use a Craigslist […]

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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 or states?

The best method is to use a professional Craigslist posting service that uses an approved method for creating ads in multiple cities or states. 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 […]

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How do you search all of Craigslist with Google?

There are Google search operators that allow you to perform a search only on You need to include “” 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 only allow links for some ad categories, like job postings and dealer tickets for sale. Consider posting other contact info or calls to action instead. And be sure to use proper formatting.

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How to Add Symbols and Emojis to Craigslist Ads

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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 […]