Get Ads Live on Craigslist
In the last article, we talked about how to and why you should change your proxies between each post, match your proxies with geo-location and how to spin you ad or image ad. In this article, we will discuss a few more things to avoid in order to get your Craigslist ads live.
This is probably the biggest thing to be aware of when you are making a large amount of posts. If you are posting on Craigslist, you will want to avoid, or at least try to avoid visitors flagging your ad. Getting you ad flagged will not only remove your ad, but it may also make it more difficult to post other ads from that account in the future. It will also increase the likely hood that Craigslist is able to sniff out and match other spun versions of your ad. This is not always easy to do. Sometimes it is impossible to avoid but in some cases, you can. If you have a type of offer that generates a lot of interest and you can take it right to email, you can use this little method to avoid being flagged as a spammer.
First, posts your ads all over the place. Try to get as many ads up as you can as quick as possible. The goal is to gather as many leads as possible before we take our ad down. Why would we take our ad down? Once we have a bulk of emails, we will take our adds down so that we will not get flagged after we reply to these emails. After the ads are down, you are safe from flagging and can give the emailers your best sales pitch. Your conversion rate will not be as good as usual with this method because we are letting time pass and our leads become cold, but it is a good way to keep your accounts healthy.
We skipped over this earlier because it is pretty obvious but of course, you should phone verify your account. Another good idea is to match the area code of your phone with the location where you will posting in on that account. You can use a service like pinger to create these location matched accounts for free. This, combined with our flagging strategy and location based proxies helps you blend right in with the rest of the crowd on Craigslist.
If you are looking to get some more business in motion, Craigslist is a great place to find new customers or make more conversions for your offer. When you start creating your marketing strategy, make sure that you are following these steps and check your ads regularly for flagging and ghost posts.