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craigslist problem (by longlivedon [VT]) Oct 25, 2010 9:12 AM
       craigslist problem (by Dan [MA]) Oct 25, 2010 9:21 AM
       craigslist problem (by longlivedon [VT]) Oct 25, 2010 9:25 AM
       craigslist problem (by Dan [MA]) Oct 25, 2010 9:32 AM
       craigslist problem (by allin [VA]) Oct 25, 2010 10:03 AM
       craigslist problem (by Dale [KY]) Oct 25, 2010 10:42 AM
       craigslist problem (by LL [AZ]) Oct 25, 2010 11:31 AM
       craigslist problem (by Tom [ME]) Oct 25, 2010 11:33 AM
       craigslist problem (by LL [AZ]) Oct 25, 2010 11:36 AM
       craigslist problem (by Anon [PA]) Oct 25, 2010 11:57 AM
       craigslist problem (by Bruce [MO]) Oct 25, 2010 12:25 PM
       craigslist problem (by Josh [CA]) Oct 26, 2010 1:14 AM
       craigslist problem (by George [NJ]) Oct 26, 2010 9:01 PM
       craigslist problem (by Nancy [IN]) Oct 27, 2010 3:25 PM
       craigslist problem (by longlivedon [VT]) Oct 27, 2010 6:23 PM
       craigslist problem (by Cary [GA]) Dec 28, 2013 10:19 AM


craigslist problem (by longlivedon [VT]) Posted on: Oct 25, 2010 9:12 AM
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Has anyone been having trouble with placing ads on craigslist? I place an apartment ad, and it shows up in my account as being active, but when I search for it, it does not show up on the ad listings? It is inconsistent. Some ads show up, others don't. Anyone have this issue? --66.65.xxx.xxx




craigslist problem (by Dan [MA]) Posted on: Oct 25, 2010 9:21 AM
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In my area, it can take a good 20 min before you can find the ad by searching. Also, it could have to do with your browser needing to be refreshed to see a more current page. --74.8.xx.x




craigslist problem (by longlivedon [VT]) Posted on: Oct 25, 2010 9:25 AM
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I have tried all that. These are older ads that once appeared and now no longer, and some just start out not appearing. I can click on te link that says what te URL is, but no ad appears if someone randomly is doing a search. --66.65.xxx.xxx




craigslist problem (by Dan [MA]) Posted on: Oct 25, 2010 9:32 AM
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I believe there is a lifespan to the ads. I think it differs by area and I'm unsure what it is here as I delete my ads every 3 days and repost them. --74.8.xx.x




craigslist problem (by allin [VA]) Posted on: Oct 25, 2010 10:03 AM
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I had this exact problem. I made the guess that it was registering that I had too many copies of the ad as my wife was working it. This would be to keep people from bumping up their ad every day. My solution was to cancel the ads and wait for 3 days. This "resets" their ad counter. When I posted the ad on day four it worked. None of this is offical it is just what I was guessing from reading the FAQs. It did work for me.

The easy answers of waiting for 1 hour and refreshing the page did not work for me. I worked on this problem over the course of several days. --146.165.xx.xx




craigslist problem (by Dale [KY]) Posted on: Oct 25, 2010 10:42 AM
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I delete my old ad after itís been active 3 or 4 days and then immediately repost the same ad on a regular basis. My ads always seem to show up.

I use my CL account, delete the ad. Click the back button in my browser and there is the option to repost the same ad. I do it that way all the time.

--199.61.xx.xxx




craigslist problem (by LL [AZ]) Posted on: Oct 25, 2010 11:31 AM
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I have posted this info before.

What is happening to the OP's ads is your ads are being "Ghosted."

Google "Craiglist Ghosting"

Their system is designed to detecte spammers and top posters and it is dragging legitimate users down too.

I have been fighting this for about 6 months now. I have multiple properties and I also use CL to hire casual labor and occasionally sell or give away free junk - exactly what CL is supposed to be for.

My problems began when I was using PostLets for my ads and when I was including our web site and phone number in the various ads.

Apparently their system triggers on those keywords - and when my domain showed up on multiple ads in different cities it assumes I am a spammer.

I have had to open multiple accounts, switch IP addresses, use alternate phone numbers etc. Now it is looking like I'm going to have to start posting either from a library or from Starbucks.

One trick I use is I built a photo in photoshop with my phone number and web site and I post that instead of typing the into.

Be sure to change the name of the image each time you upload. --76.87.xx.xx




craigslist problem (by Tom [ME]) Posted on: Oct 25, 2010 11:33 AM
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Don, it definitely happens to me too.

I just start all over and sometimes it works the second time.

Pain in tookus though. --76.178.xxx.xxx




craigslist problem (by LL [AZ]) Posted on: Oct 25, 2010 11:36 AM
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Oh, I forgot to explain what "Ghosting" is.

That is where you post an ad and you can see it, but it never posts to the index page, so nobody else can view the ad. It is essentially a dead ad and wastes your time.

I think the only solution is going to be a lawsuit against CL for unfair business practices, because they allow some posters to publish multiple ads and arbitrairly block others. --76.87.xx.xx




craigslist problem (by Anon [PA]) Posted on: Oct 25, 2010 11:57 AM
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In my neighborhood I found that alwaysrentals.com & Your Local Leasing Company found a way to post the "same, identical ad" several times a day in CL. I wonder how they trick the system. Any ideas? My ads get buried deep behind theirs. --128.91.xxx.xxx




craigslist problem (by Bruce [MO]) Posted on: Oct 25, 2010 12:25 PM
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We put the home, price, zip and area in the heading. That way when they do a search it will come up.

In the St. Louis area, sometimes our ad can be down two pages in a day. --99.20.xx.xxx




craigslist problem (by Josh [CA]) Posted on: Oct 26, 2010 1:14 AM
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Put as much info in the subject line with as few words as possible. Repeat that info in the body of your ad.

Flag ads that are selling houses in the rental section.

Flag ads that are over posting. I try to do this all the time not only when I have a unit for rent.

Help CL's police it's self so it will be a useful tool for all.

I read a bunch of threads in CL's on Postlets. Many of the renters feel that

ads that use Postlets are professional

management companies and they flag all postlets ads.

I switched to writing my own clean and correct HTML long ago.

I have no problems with my CL ads displaying. I get a great response by phone and by email from my cl ads.

I do include my phone # in the ad's.

I use the CL email addy cloaking.

I don't get spammed. I'm very happy with CL.

--66.214.xxx.xx




craigslist problem (by George [NJ]) Posted on: Oct 26, 2010 9:01 PM
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I just used a car detailer I got off C/L, he had a ton of adds all over C/L. I asked him how he has so many adds up, he said he has six or more accounts. --76.6.xx.xxx




craigslist problem (by Nancy [IN]) Posted on: Oct 27, 2010 3:25 PM
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I dislike the postlet ads. They DO look like scammers or management companies.

I like my ad to look like a real person has a real house to rent. --65.55.xx.xxx




craigslist problem (by longlivedon [VT]) Posted on: Oct 27, 2010 6:23 PM
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How I solved this problem:

I copied the ad out and placed a new identical ad. This ad also did not show up. Then I deleted the ad. Then I undeleted the ad, and that worked.

Go figure. --66.65.xxx.xxx




craigslist problem (by Cary [GA]) Posted on: Dec 28, 2013 10:19 AM
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I've been trying to find my home for sale listing and I get the reply saying "nothing found for that search. All words must match". What does this mean and how do I fix my search so it will work? --98.252.xxx.xx





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