The Current State of Craigslist Postings

by in Tips on Aug. 8, 2012

About two weeks ago, Craigslist implemented a series of new changes that made posting even harder.  Three changes were most noticeable:

  • High volume IPs were banned from accessing their posting servers.
  • Ghosting has become more effective.
  • High usage ad templates get flag deleted without notice.

We’ve been working with our partners to find solutions with good success.  We want to share with you what we think of the current state of Craigslist ads.

Templates Became .

How to Fully Take Advantage of Penny Posting’s Auto Poster

by in Tips on Jun. 8, 2012

Are you using Penny Posting to its fullest potential? Penny Posting allows you to post more ads and save time to do more deals. An average Penny Posting user can easily post 50 more ads daily.

A Misconception – Penny Posting Won’t Help You Post Faster & Avoid Craigslist’s Throttling

Some people misunderstood the purpose of a Craigslist auto poster, thinking it will help them post ads faster and get around Craigslist’s .

9 Tips to Prevent Craigslist Ghosting

by in Tips on Jun. 7, 2012

Ghosting is the practice that when your ads appear to have posted successfully, Craigslist actually hides these ads from users.  These ads are not searchable nor do they appear on the site. Essentially, Craigslist is tricking you into believing your ads are posted when they are not. These hidden ads, we refer to them as being “ghosted”.

How to Identify If Your Ads are Ghosted

The easiest way is to search for the ad’s Craigslist ID in the apartments board.  If you cannot .

Penny Posting Best Practices + Craigslist Posting Dos & Don’ts

by in Tips on May. 20, 2012

To follow up from our last article about Cragislist’s Anti-Spamming Tactics, in this post, we will outline some of the best practices when posting on Craigslist using the Penny Posting extension.

Don’t All Post From The Same Location (Same IP)

Chances are you are working in an office with other people who are also posting ads, for example, an real estate office. Typically, your office has ONE IP address, and you are .

Craigslist’s Anti-Spamming Tactics

by in Tips on May. 20, 2012

Spamming and over posting is the something Craigslist battles on a daily basis. Craigslist hates fake and duplicated ads. However, due to the nature of Craigslist’s system, advertisers compete for attention and the top spot. It becomes a downward cycle, as the more advertisers compete, the worse the user experience gets. It is a cat mouse game between advertisers and Craigslist.

As an advertiser, you want to know what tactics Craigslist .

Is Penny Posting safe to use?

by in Tips on May. 15, 2012

The short answer is yes.

Chances are that you are already breaking Craigslist’s terms of use. It is against Craigslist’s terms of use to post duplicate ads onto Craigslist within certain periods of time. Since everyone does this, it is very unlikely that Craigslist goes after any individual for posting duplicated content. There has been no prior case like this before.

Second, it is also against their terms of use to automate .

Introducing the Penny Posting Craigslist Auto Poster

by in Tips on May. 6, 2012

We are very excited to announce that Penny Posting’s Craigslist Auto Poster software has finally came out of beta, and is now officially available. We guarantee that this is the easiest and the best Craigslist posting software on the market. Penny Posting will help you make more money by posting more ads, getting more leads and close more deals.

Needless to say, posting to Craigslist is a time consuming and difficult .

Getting Around Email Verification

by in Guide on Apr. 26, 2012

So what is Craigslist email verification?

One of the benefits of creating a Craigslist account is to see a history of all your ads,  and also not having to activate each ad through email after posting.  However, there are times that even though you are logged in, Craigslist still requires you to activate your ads by sending you an activation email.

Is it possible to get around it?

Email verification normally does not .