Craigslist Customized Templates and More
We've been offering Craigslist-friendly templates for some time now, but we've just released the Ultimate Ad Customizer which will enable subscribed members to place their listings on Craigslist, and all around the web, with ease and style. We've added 30 color, layout, and width combinations to choose from, making your online listings compatible with almost any site on the web.
Posting your ads to Blogger, Localism, or other narrow-width sites? No problem! Set the width of your online ad to fit right in. There's really no limit to where you can post your ads online.
Another (very cool!) benefit to the Customizer is that you get free cross advertising to your other listings. Just click "yes", and we'll display your other listings right at the bottom of your snazzy new customized listings.
Remember, these neat options are only available to subscribed members, so if you haven't done so already, get that subscription started
! We'd love to hear what you think of this new enhancement, so go ahead and drop us a line
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Kijiji Is Kickin’ It
One of the most popular classified directories that we submit all flyers to is nipping at Craigslist’s heels. Kijiji
, a free classified site owned by eBay, has grown from 362,000 unique users in July 2007 to 1.8 million in January 2008, according to an article on MarketingVox
, citing comScore data. While it is
gaining ground, it's still way behind Craigslist’s 26.7 million users.
Labels: craigslist, kijiji
Proper Protocol for CraigsList
Craigslist states to use "html sparingly
". The Craigslist community is known to frown upon posts that have too much HTML or look too commercial. Click Here
to read about it at the Craigslist help desk
. If your Craigslist posts look too commercial or have too much HTML they will have a higher chance of being flagged or blocked by the Craigslist community.
Are your Craigslist ads being blocked or ghosted without you even knowing it? Craigslist has recently added new filters into their system that will ghost (hide) ads from the Craigslist search results that have too much html. The scary thing is you may never even know this is happening because you are not informed of it. You will get a Craigslist confirmation like normal but your ads will not appear anywhere in the search. It isn't consistent either, but more and more people are complaining that they are getting blocked from Craigslist due to this (see here
So you should ask yourself - is it more important that you post full color html ads to Craigslist that may get ghosted ... or even worse, get you blocked? Or would it be better to post a more Craigslist compliant ad with little HTML and have your ad actually show up in searches and lessen your chances of being blocked?