In life and in business there is a principal called the 80/20 rule. What the theory suggests is that only 20% of the factors are responsible for 80% of your results, and in our years of experience running Craigslist ads the time you post on Craigslist is not significantly correlated with a boost in ad performance. This is assuming you are not posting at the worst possible time or in a super competitive industry.

So if your Craigslist ads are not getting good results, it is probably not due to the time and day you are posting your ads, and likely due to one or more of the reasons laid out in the video below. …


If you have the basics of Craigslist advertising down, tracking is a great advanced tactic that can help you gain a competitive advantage over your competition, because you can accurately test different variables. In fact, it is one of the factors that helped us create the Craigslist ad template that our clients use to generate 30+ leads per month from Craigslist.

That being said, Craigslist was originally created to be a community platform, so they don’t really focus much on helping advertisers improve their return on investment (ROI) with internal tracking features. In fact, they even go as far as blocking some third party tracking methods like page view counters. …


We have been providing Craigslist marketing services for our clients for quite a while now, and we can tell you that keywords and Craigslist SEO are some of the most important aspects to get right if you want to succeed on Craigslist. In general, the more keywords you include in your ad, the better your chances are of getting views on your ad and ultimately getting leads.

That being said, keyword implementation is one of the things that we see most people get wrong with their Craigslist ads. This is likely because keyword research takes a little bit of expertise to do properly, or because people are not aware of the importance of keywords and Craigslist SEO. …

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