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 dealers to start using Craigslist ad posting services that allowed sales and marketing to scale. This was a big improvement over having to manually enter hundreds of ads.

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Questions Other Users Asked

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…

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…

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.