Dealing with Craigslist posting software can often be frustrating due to the large learning curve associated with understanding the Craigslist posting process and what does and doesn’t work. Craigslist has many filters, restrictions and stipulations in place in order to stop or limit the functionality of posting software or Craigslist auto posters.
In order to successfully post with Craigslist posting software, one needs many moving parts, or the posts simply won’t go “live” and are often “ghosted” or “flagged’ immediately. This excessive list of moving parts includes but is not limited to: phone verified accounts (often referred to as PVAs), ip addresses, proxy servers, CAPTCHA solving accounts, random text/subject line generators and more. Even with all these tools, there is no guarantee your ad will actually go live. In fact, most people who purchase Craigslist posting software are stumped because they can’t get their ads to actually show up! Users end up spending hundreds of dollars on an Craigslist auto poster software or solution, as well as monthly subscription fees, and their posts simply don’t stick!
The fact of the matter is it is very difficult to be successful in posting when using boxed or custom Craigslist posting software. Furthermore, Craigslist is constantly changing their algorithm, site design, and posting filters/restrictions, resulting in the Craigslist auto poster breaking frequently and in need of an update to work properly again. At this point in time you are at the mercy of the software developer waiting for their fix/update to appear so that you can again begin posting (if you could even successfully post in the first place), all while your business suffers a loss of revenue due to your ads not being posted.
This is the reason why a Craigslist posting service is often a much better way to go. Leaving the posting responsibilities to an expert who has created their own Craigslist posting software, is in control of the source code, and can easily modify or adapt the code to address changes by Craigslist is key! You don’t perform open heart surgery on someone if you aren’t a heart surgeon, and you shouldn’t try to understand or post on Craigslist yourself if you don’t know all the intricacies involved.
Our team has been posting consistently on Craigslist for over 13 years and know all the ins and outs of what works and what doesn’t on Craigslist. Don’t waste your time and money trying to do something that is better left to professionals. Call us today at (949) 229-2577 (CLPS), or simply fill out our contact form and a representative will get back to you as soon as possible.