Why does my html listings ad not appear on craiglist?

If you have posted a Craigslist ad and it’s not showing up, even though the status is ‘published’, your ad has been “ghosted”.
Craigslist does this if its system labels you a spammer.  This makes spammers think their ads have been posted but really they’re not.  Most big-time spammers won’t take the time to actually look to see if their ad is listed.
We’ve seen several explanations for the algorithm used to determine someone is a spammer from the amount of html code used to the number of ad posted.
Once your account has this status, it is possible all of your ads are being ghosted.  So how do you get your account out of this status?  It’s not easy.  There are a few things you need to do.

  • When you create your listing originally, when copying and pasting information, such as the description from another source, unnecessary HTML code could be copied over as well. Try deleting and re-entering the description, or using the clean-up feature in the editor to clean the HTML.
  • Try changing your IP address. There are several ways to do this, one way is to unplug your modem for a while…the amount of time varies with your provider.
  • Make sure you are using unique titles in your listings.
  • Make sure the listing descriptions are unique from each other and contain full descriptions, rather than just a couple sentences.
  • Create another account, use a few different accounts to post your ads, especially if you post a lot of ads.
  • Go to your account and delete as many of your currently published ads as possible, particularly any posted within 48 hours of each other
  • Clear your browser cache, cookies, etc. – and do this each time or two you post ads from here on out.
  • Wait at least 48 hours before posting again, or post the ads at different times, such as spreading them out.

If you have run into this problem, then you’re probably posting a lot of ads or posting fairly frequently.

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