If Craigslist Ad Ghosted - How to Fix Ghosting?

When your advertisement does not appear on Craigslist category page, it may be ghosted. When you received message that your post is uploaded but it does not appear on the site, it is called ghosting. There are so many reasons for it. If anyone uses same IP address, often post same ad, duplicating content or numerous external links or pictures on particular ad so many times, it may be ghosted.

The site uses various algorithms and automated programs to determine if an ad breaks regulations and limits. It is advisable to delete it instead of edit the old post. Because when you post a new one, it will appear on the top of Craigslist page.

When you edit the old post, it appears where it was originally intended. By following way, you may come to know whether Craigslist post is ghosted:
  1. Go to www.Craigslist.org main page and choose “Post to Classified”. Post ad in usual manner by choosing city and appropriate section for item. Make an advertisement by giving attractive title, contact information, images and brief description about product. After filling all gaps, submit by pressing “Submit” option.
  2. After that open your email account and check a mail received from Craigslist containing a link of your classified. Click on “Edit” button if you want rectify any detail and press “Publish” button if you are satisfied with your post.
  3. Now wait for fifteen minutes as it takes that much time to post on Craigslist. It may take long time say one hour. So it is better to wait till that time.
  4. After waiting specified time, visit the particular section in which you have posted your ad. If you cannot find your ad and also not received an email that your post has been flagged for violation of the Craigslist terms of service, your ad has likely been ghosted.
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One Comment

  • August 28, 2013 at 7:34 PM | Permalink

    Interesting article but where is the FIX for Ghosting? There is none here, but if you go to www.beatcraigslist.com you will find out how to beat ghosting the right way!

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