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August 30, 2008

Tips to get maximum response from craigslist posting

Filed under: Advertising — Tags: — Enam @ 2:40 pm

Following steps may help you to get maximum response from craigslist posting:

1) Put all necessary details in description but keep it as short as possible. Use short description with phone number, if applicable. But don’t use your personal email address. Use anonymous email feature if you need to receive email queries from the visitors. 


2) Use image whenever possible. In the categories where you can’t use external image and need to upload the images, image size is restricted to 300×300 pixels. If you upload images more than this size, craigslist will downsize. So it’s better to use image not larger than 300×300 pixels.
3) Use attractive titles which clearly describe what you are offering. Avoid using excessive symbols and capitals. Lenght of title is limited to 70 characters only. If you title is more than 70 characters, craigslist will discard the extra characters which may make your title meaningless. Be careful not to use titles longer than 70 characters.
4) Use your webpage URL in description, if you need traffic to your webpage. Use multiple domains if required. Free URL forwarding services like will not work. So you must register your own domain to redirect visitors to your webpage.
5) Post the ads on appropriate time. Proper posting time varies depending on service or product.
6) Post the ads under the appropriate category and appropriate locations. Posting ads under wrong category or location may compel the visitors to flag your ads.

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  1. Hey!
    Do you have secrets? 😉
    pls write me

    Comment by Peehetaiday — October 2, 2008 @ 2:51 pm

  2. Do you know the best times to post for work at home companies?

    Comment by Tom Price — December 19, 2008 @ 3:34 am

  3. Dear, I was juz searching something else in google and reached here.. any way that was pretty straight forward and simple thing that you have written about CL.

    Comment by Vishnu — March 4, 2009 @ 11:27 am

  4. Best tips of all… use a site like It’s free, no sign up, no ads and is super simple. Just fill out the form and pick a style and makes a webpage style ad for you to post on craigslist. It creates the code and you just copy and paste! Allows up to 5 pics currently, (I think more in the future) has all kinds of special features for selling cars and you can even track your ad views all for FREE! can’t beat it!


    Comment by Jason — July 28, 2009 @ 11:20 pm

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