O man! You are really asking that, What can Craigslist do for me???
Just cool! You will find your answer here.
The trick is to use multiple ads and drive a lot of people to your website per day with a few minutes’ worth of work.
The easiest and fastest way I have found to posting ads is to save a string of text in an excel spreadsheet to help keep track of all the different ads you can use.
What can Craigslist do for me????
There a few things you should know and be aware of because craigslist is touchy when it comes to posting multiple times.
Only post once every 5 minutes or so. 15 minutes after your first post you will need to go back and check the first add to make sure that is active.
You can simply go into your account, you will have to go to the actual location that it is supposed to be and make sure it is there.
If it is not then the post has been “Ghosted”.
A post can become Ghosted a few ways.
Posting to many times per minute(thus wait 5min between posts), or content that seems to be duplicated (thus you must use different titles).
Try to avoid using the same text in the body, the string of text I sent you will be fine to use each and every post because it is HTML coding.
Now for the title, you want something that is going to stand out.
You want to avoid something that will make the reader get the wrong opinion before he even opens the ad.
To do this I have found that using a question (usually a joke) get you a good result.
Such as “Where do you get virgin wool from?” 🙂
It gets good results because it peaks the interest of the reader. It will also stand out because it will be different from ever other titles.
Then of course within the body.
I will type in the answer “an ugly sheep” followed by “hehe ” then right below it I will paste the string of text to show the advertisement. It also helps break the ice a little by getting them to laugh.
Just make sure you use only one joke per post. Craigslist will know if you use the joke more than once and it will not let you post it twice.
Which brings us to the next, are of discussion.
You will want to prepare at least 2 days maybe 3 days worth of titles and body text. In the same excel document on a new tab break out the content into 3 days. And then search for original content.
Since you will be posting in the small business ad section, which is the only location I recommend you post. Because they are less likely to get flagged and removed.
You will want to delete the prior days each day and repost in the same locations. Or do a 3-day rotation between 2 different groups of cities.
On day one you would post your day one content at say Seattle and San Diego.
Then day two you would post your day two content to salt lake city and Toronto.
Then on day three, you would erase the content in Seattle and San Diego before reposting your day three content in Seattle and San Diego.
Of course, you will post like 10-20 cities per day instead of only 2 but you get the picture.
I think that is all I have, for now. This strategy has netted me amazing results using Craigslist.
I hope, it will help you also.