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Posting on Craigslist: OverviewHow to post ads on Craigslist the safe way - Protect your personal information
How to post the best Craigslist ads, and how to keep ads as the top posting are topics many people are concerned with. How great of a Craigslist ad you post will not only determine how many people see it but also how much you end up selling the item for, how much you rent the room for or how good of a candidate you hire for a job.
How to Post Great Craigslist Ads
The key to the best Craigslist ad is to include as much detail as possible. If you are selling an item or listing housing for rent or for sell this also includes taking very clear and detailed pictures that display the item or location. If you are offering a job, service or a gig it is good to list your company website if you have one. If you do not have a website, references or testimonials can help to build legitimacy of the offering.
Craigslist also gives you the option to use HTML coding when posting your ad. This stylizes your ad and makes it more attractive to the buyer. This also gives you the opportunity to provide a clickable link to your website or other reference websites for the buyer to click through. For example if you are selling an auto part to a Ford truck, you can provide the part number and a link to a description of the part on Ford.com or another site. You can learn HTML pretty easily by looking online but there also many free template providers if you do a little Google searching for "Craigslist Templates."
Once you have an account with Craigslist and begin posting you are provided a very useful dashboard where you can track, edit, delete and renew your ads. Craigslist establishes guidelines on how often and how much you can post. This changes from time to time and can be found on the Craigslist help pages.
A general rule of thumb is to remember that Craigslist does not allow duplicate posts in the same category and/or multiple categories and cities. They use an algorithm to check for duplicate posts. This means that if you want to post the same or similar item you will need to alter the content of the post enough to pass the algorithm check. The key items that need to be altered are Posting Title, Price, Specific Location and roughly 33% of the Posting Description. This is not an exact formula and changes constantly, so proceed with caution and at your own risk.
The Future of Craigslist
Craigslist has been a free to post and use service since its inception in 1996 with the only exception being a few areas on the site. (Click For More Info) Rather it continues to be a free and safe place in the future depends mostly on how the users interact and conduct commerce through the site, rather it be for jobs, housing or general items. Here are a few guidelines that make CL safe for everyone.
•Don't spam Craigslist categories or use Craigslist to obtain info to spam users.
•Use common sense when on Craigslist and when meeting with people from CL
•Do your homework when buying or selling an item or hiring a service or gig
•Look up the company or individual offering a job, part-time work or service
•Use the dating services with caution and know that prostitution is common
•Obtain proper documentation when buying items that require it (like cars)