How to Cross-Post on Craigslist – ItStillWorks
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How do I post a free posting?
How can I edit my posting?
How soon does my posting expire?
How can I delete my posting?
How do I repost my posting?
How often can I post?
How can I post anonymously and still receive responses?
I have not received the email to self-publish my free posting, what should I do?
Can I add a picture to my posting?
Can I use HTML tags or URLs in my posting?
What kind of postings are prohibited?
What should I do if someone harasses me by posting a prank posting?
Can I post to all of craigslist’s sites?
What category is appropriate for posting focus group opportunities?
I saw a particular posting 6 months ago and would like to see it again. Can I?
Where can I advertise my services/business on craigslist?
Can I offer a posting service or act as a posting agent on craigslist?
Can I put a link in my for sale posting to an auction site like ebay?
Can I scalp my tickets and popular gift items on craigslist?
You can post a free ad without having an account or logging in to our site. To learn how, please read our help page on how to create a free post. However, having a craigslist account will allow you to post, edit, delete, and repost more easily.
Edits for postings are now self-service.
If you posted while logged in to your account, you can edit from your account homepage.
Otherwise, use the link provided in the same self-posting email you used originally to self-post. If you can’t find this, try having it re-sent.
View the full list of posting lifespans.
If you posted using an account, you can delete your posting from your account homepage.
Otherwise, use the same link provided in the self-posting email that you used to post the ad originally. If you can’t find this, try having it re-sent.
Please note, all postings are automatically deleted upon expiration.
For more information on reposting free ads, see this page.
For information on reposting paid ads, please visit this page.
You may post to one category and in one city, no more than once every 48 hours.
If you try to post something similar to an active post of yours on the site, you may get a blocked message. Removing the similar active post should help, unless it is less than 48 hours old.
When submitting a posting, you are asked to provide your email address.
You have three options:
You can use craigslist 2-way email relay. Responses are relayed to your actual email address.
Your email address can appear in your posting just as you have typed it.
No email address shown at all—you’ll need to provide contact information in the body of your post.
Using craigslist 2-way email relay helps protect both your email address and the email address of anyone who replies to your post. It is generally recommended and is the default option.
craigslist mail relay is always an option, but some of the options listed above may not be available in other categories. For example, if you are posting in the personal categories, option #2 is not available.
If you are using an online email account, please check your bulk/junk/spam mail folder(s).
You may have entered your email address incorrectly—it only takes one typo!
Some email providers and ISPs have implemented “spam filters” some of which are badly designed or misconfigured, resulting in craigslist emails being filtered out or intercepted.
Your email provider may be experiencing delays, or other technical issues.
In some categories, you will be offered the option to “Add Images” during the posting process. You will be prompted to upload images from your computer to craigslist.
Please use HTML sparingly. Users generally prefer ads with little or no added HTML.
Please use only HTML tags appropriate for the
For more information see our HTML Guidelines.
If you use HTML in any part of your posting, you must use it throughout.
Category-specific guidelines posted in specific sections of the site must also be observed.
For your reference, there is also a non-comprehensive list of prohibited items/content.
If you are the target of a prank or other harassment related to a craigslist post, please contact us immediately using the suggestions we outline on our abuse help page.
Please choose just ONE local craigslist site for which your ad is most relevant—generally the site closest to you. If your ad is equally relevant to all locations, your ad does not belong on craigslist. Please find another service. Posting the same ad to multiple locations on craigslist is prohibited.
Focus group opportunities can be posted to the “et cetera” jobs category, or in the “gigs” section.
Generally not. We will however respond to a valid subpoena for that information.
Only in the “services offered” categories please.
Unauthorized posting agents/services are prohibited. Violators agree to pay CL liquidated damages for each posting.
No. Please post a set price, do not solicit bidding, and do not link to auctions elsewhere.
Many users will flag posts scalping tickets or popular gift items for way over face value.
How to Post an Ad on Craigslist National – ItStillWorks
i John Foxx/Stockbyte/Getty Images Craigslist is a robust online community that displays classifieds of any sort–from boats for sale to jobs and job services–and is widely thought of as one of the best ways to buy or sell something for a great price. While posting your ad or browsing for a deal, you may realize that Craigslist allows posting only to a single geographic area, and it does not have a built-in nationwide search function. But it is good to know that while you may be limited to localized posting, there are alternatives when searching Craigslist on a nationwide scale. Posting to CraigslistStep 1Browse to Cragslist () and click “Post to Classifieds. ” Step 2Select options such as “type” and “category” on the following screens until you reach the posting form. Step 3Fill out the posting form with details such as the title of the post, your email address, the price of the item you want to sell and the specific location. Click “Continue. ” You will be sent an email with a link to validate your post. Craigslist will place the ad in your specific region. Searching Craigslist Nationally With Craigs NationwideStep 1Browse to Craigs Nationwide (). Step 2Type a keyword into the “Search” field and click “Search. ” Step 3Narrow down your search by adding additional keywords into the “Search” field. Search Craigslist Nationally Using CraiggersStep 1Browse to Craiggers (). Step 2Type keywords into the “Search” field. Other options include category and region. Step 3Click “Skip This Page” to go straight to advanced options that allow you to filter for location and proximity. Warnings Never wire money when buying from Craigslist. Protect yourself by purchasing from sellers in your region, and insist on paying by PayPal, cash or money order. Writer Bio Kenny Soward writes for various online publications, covering topics from physical fitness to religion. He has also published several short stories. Soward holds a B. A. in communications.
Frequently Asked Questions about post on craigslist multiple cities
Can I post in more than one city on Craigslist?
Posting the same ad to multiple locations on craigslist is prohibited. Where do focus group opportunities go on the site?
Can I post nationwide on Craigslist?
While posting your ad or browsing for a deal, you may realize that Craigslist allows posting only to a single geographic area, and it does not have a built-in nationwide search function.
How do I repost a Craigslist ad to another location?
Once you are logged in, you can manage the posts made with that address.Locate the POST/EDIT/DELETE email you received when you first submitted your post, and click on the manage link.On the management page, select the “Repost this Posting” option: