3 Craigslist Tips To Not Get Ghosted or FlaggedBy Mike Hobbs On May 25, 2012 Under Internet Marketing
Craigslist Tips #1 – Do Image Ads
One of the biggest reasons Craigslist will ghost you is because of duplicate content. People copy other peoples ads, or they copy and paste ads from a training they learned and they wonder why their ads don’t stay on Craigslist. You may be able to get away with duplicate ads a couple times but it will not go very far for long…
So the solution is Image ads. This allows you to get your message across on what you want to say but make it into an image so the chance of duplicate content only lies in the link to your image which you can easily rename the image over and over and re upload it to photobucket or where ever you are hosting your image.
I like using the FREE version of Jing & Screencast because it allows me to take a snapshot of whatever I want and upload it instantly to screencast for a unique image link…
I did this image below 100% with Jing and a Word Document for the text… Even the little Arrow….
Craigslist Tips #2 Post Locally
Another reason you are getting ghosted on craigslist is the IP address of your internet is not matching the city or state that you are trying to post in. If you try to post in a city you do not live in you will run into this IP address issue and craigslist may say your ads are up, but in reality they ghost it!
So the solution is to post in your local city. Even if you only get 2 leads that is still something. Do it consistently and 2-5 leads a day can dramatically help your business…
Now there are ways to post in other cities if you have IP changing software. I personally have one if you opt in to my email list on the top right of this blog I will tell you the exact IP software I use…
Craigslist Tips #3 No Fancy Titles Or Ads
We have all been taught that we should stand out in our marketing. So people put fancy Stars, special characters in their titles and really fancy image ads. Now this may be the right thing to do in other online marketing methods but with Craigslist, it’s not anymore. They actually have a staff of people who’s only job is to find ads that look “hypey” and not real and flag them to take them down. So if you stand out with fancy titles they will click on you first, then go to your webpage and if it’s some kind of business opportunity in the job section, they will take it down…
So yes you will get more visitors by having fancy ads and titles but you will also get flagged and taken down super fast too. I would rather have an ad that stays up and gets me traffic all day long then one that is only up for 1 hour!
Wrap it up!
So there you have it. I hope these tips have helped you in your Craigslist marketing! Be sure to leave a comment below or ask any questions you have about Craiglist. Also if you would like a walk though step-by-step on how I market on Craigslist be sure to scroll to the top of the page and optin to my email list. I only send out valuable content that can help you win in this life!
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