Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Craigslist Rules, Regulations & Limits In Short

Haven you heard about CraigslistCraigslist is one of the biggest free online jobs platform in the planet. You'll find thousands of online jobs vacancies posted everyday from all parts of the world. And more and more people are getting jobs everyday with the help of Craigslist. Besides that, if you're a job provider or a marketer from any company you can even post your job or product information in Craigslist.

Visit "CRAIGSLIST JOBS & PROFITS" to find out useful information about Craigslist.

In this post I'm going to explain some of the rules which you must follow so you can profit from Craigslist.

As with anything, Craigslist has its rules, regulations and limits. You need to follow these carefully so your ad does not become accidentally banned from placement on the board. If your violation is severe, the “List” will ban you from posting in the future. I'll explain each and every Craigslist rules in easy way for you to understand. First take your time and review the site completely. Pages you want to review include the terms of use and the general posting guidelines.

On this page you will find a detailed explanation of the “List’s” rules, regulations, information about posting, reposting, publishing, buying blocks of posts and more. If you scroll to the bottom you will also find a section on “harassment, legal stuff, spam” which you should read carefully.

Here is a brief explanation of some of the more common rules. Please read and understand carefully:

○ Do not post the same item twice without first deleting the matching material.

○ If you plan to post in different cities or different categories, be sure to remove old posts of that place before placing new ones.

○ If you want to place posts in several categories you will have to rotate your posts. Some people get around this rule by posting ads using different accounts and e-mail addresses. Just be aware if someone discovers your actions, you may be reported and you will lose your ad, or maybe account, permanently.

- Make sure you post an item only one time in any given 48-hour period.That is the exact timeframe the “List” tracks. You should always give your ad a couple of days to circulate to determine its effectiveness. See what the response to your ad is. Craigslist is also terrific way to test multiple ads to see which one brings in most free traffic. However, if you post the same ad before your 48-hour term ends, the ad will expire at the end of the initial 48-hour period.

- Make sure you do not post ads with links to commercial or auction websites. This should never be done! Because it will surely ban you from Craigslist forever. It seems like the “List” would be a great place to set up links to your products and services, right? Truthfully, the “List” does not allow this type of advertising. 

Now, I am sure you are scratching your head wondering, “How am I supposed to make money if I can’t link to my site?” Good question.


The answer is easy. While this rule isn’t one community members check up on often, you want to make sure you do things right to avoid penalty, especially if you are new to the “List”. One way to get around this rule is to provide your secondary e-mail address. Interested parties can e-mail you, and then you can send them the link to your commercial website. This is an excellent way to produce leads without violating the lists rules or terms of use.

Craigslist makes it easy for users to post. You can have people contact you by phone or even by anonymous e-mail, where users click a link allowing them to respond to your ad and their message is forwarded to the e-mail account you appoint.

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