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Old 08-16-2016, 11:44 AM
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My wife and I have a business that we sometimes advertise our products on Craigslist. Not the type where people sell out of their garage, a legitimate tax paying brick and mortar.
I never have a problem with those adds, but every time I try to sell my personal car or boat the add gets erased in minutes. Its like a bot or something because its so efficient. Has anyone else had this problem and if so how can I correct it?
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Old 08-16-2016, 11:47 AM
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Sorry I have never had an ad erased. I have sold many things on craigslist from Motorcycles to Baby carriers.
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Old 08-16-2016, 12:08 PM
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It is a ratio of views vs. flagging.
Sometimes by people who will repost your ad and pics for a fraction of the listing price.
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Old 08-16-2016, 12:13 PM
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There are a lot of car and boat lots listing under by owner when in fact they are a dealer. That is a no no on Craigslist. Even though you may be selling personal items, they may think you are a dealer.
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https://www.craigslist.org/about/help/faq#dealers



Where can I advertise my services/business on craigslist?
Only in the "services offered" categories please.
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Old 08-16-2016, 12:42 PM
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I post my business stuff under dealer. This is a Jeep I've been driving 3 years. The other is a project boat thats been in my yard 8 months or so.
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use a different email not linked to your commercial stuff
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Originally Posted by wranglerfarm View Post
It is a ratio of views vs. flagging.
Sometimes by people who will repost your ad and pics for a fraction of the listing price.
I can post it and quickly view it myself 50 times and it still goes quickly. Switched and posted same items on my wifes account and they are left alone. I don't have any enemies exept this Craigbot.
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Originally Posted by Tbrodes View Post
use a different email not linked to your commercial stuff
^this
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Old 08-16-2016, 05:50 PM
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I'd say try a different IP address.
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Old 08-16-2016, 09:09 PM
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Are you getting an email saying it's flagged for deletion or is it just being deleted?

If it's being flagged usually there's someone (a real person) flagging it for deletion.

If they just poof which is what it sounds like is happening it's the bot. Like others have said create another gmail account and post with that. Post it in a few different craigslist in your area for added exposure. I recommend filtering all contact through that email and then anyone who's serious you can go from there, for cars especially the spam via text/calls can get bad.
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:22 AM
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What is your ad content? Price? There are tons of ads that are very similar that follow a scam tactic. If yours looks like that it can get flagged easily.

Down here I see jeeps specifically posted for less than their value and it is obviously a scam.

Are you keyword stuffing as well? Those get flagged a bunch.
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I bet they think you are curbstoning like other said.
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