Ghosting is a big problem on craigslist now a day.Many businesses are hiring ads posters to post craigslist ads but still flagging and ghosting is there.People whose business is dependent on craigslist are now worried and are looking for any other source where they don’t face any issue like this. Backpage.com is another advertising website but is nothing as compare to craigslist.org.If you want to generate leads only website you see is craigslist.
Now a question arises what is flagging or what is ghosting? Why CL delete my ad when i am posting a legitimate property or product.I am following all the rules which are highlighted by the website.There are many rules to which we don’t pay any attention because what we think is they are not worth caring for and then CL system hit us because of breaking those rules.
I am now writing few common rules if you follow those you will not face flagging issue and Ghosting issue on Craigslist after recent changes.
Ghosting in Sales Category </h2>
In Sales Category it is difficult to keep your product listing unique.If you are selling a car then you will see there are hundreds of other car brokers posting there cars ads and 90% of the cars are same and descriptions are so alike.Now because you can’t post much html in the description so instead of highlighting all features write a proper description and use that in posting you will see your ad in public search with in next 3 hours.
You can post ad in multiple categories in sales section even in multiple cities with 1 IP 1 PVA but description should be different every time. Because if anybody flags your ad in any city/section you will still get live ads in other cities.
Ghosting and Flagging in Real Estate
In real estate there is a lot of spamming or this is what craigslist thinks.If you are real estate ads poster then you might be facing huge flagging for your clients.You may get live ads for a week and then its all reversed.Now how to fix flagging in real estate section? Posting huge descriptions? Unique Description Daily? Good Property Pics? Gap of few minute in each post?
Here is what i believe can help you in posting live ads.If you search on craigslist you will see people are getting live ads in anyway the want to but you are getting flagged.Here is a thing Remove any word in the description that shows racism or controversial.instead of writing features in bullets write an eye catchy description with proper keywords.
1- Don’t post to many ads on one account. if you want to Stop Ghosting on Craigslist
2- If you are going to post more than three ads a day on one account, or post in multiple locations, try using a proxy or change your IP. this works for some people and may Stop Ghosting on Craigslist.
3- Don’t use the same wording in your ads. Learn how to say something in different words and Stop Ghosting on Craigslist.
4- Don’t use HTML codes in your ads if you don’t know how to change it up or you can’t Stop Ghosting on Craigslist.
5- If you are going to use images in your ads change the location of the image to Stop Ghosting on Craigslist.
6- Create multiple accounts and have Multiple emails, phone numers, accounts, to Stop Ghosting on Craigslist.