If you are new to Craigslist, you may find it frustrating to see your job ads ghosted or flagged by the platform. If your company is reliant on Craigslist’s high volume job posting, this can increase inefficiency. In this post, we will take you through a few possible reasons your ads may have been ghosted or flagged and what to do about them. So, read on.

  1. Reusing previous posts

You may feel tempted to reuse previous posts to save time. However, that’s not a good idea on Craigslist, as the platform’s algorithm is likely to identify this practice as spamming, especially if you reuse the posts more than once. The best way to deal with this problem is to make your job ads as unique as possible. Even if you are posting an ad for the same position you posted for before, write a unique title and description.

  1. IP address and location mismatch

When you engage in Craigslist job posting, your IP address helps websites to identify your geographical location. However, sometimes, an IP address and location mismatch may occur, and in such a scenario, it’s quite likely for your Craigslist ads to be ghosted or flagged. You can solve this issue by using proxies like residential IPS or geolocation, which ensure matching IP address and location without compromising your privacy or online security.

  1. Overposting from the same account within 48 hours

If you post the same ad multiple times within 48 hours from the same account, expect all the posts to be blocked by Craigslist. There are two ways to tackle this problem. One involves posting only a single ad within 48 hours from the same account. Another involves posting multiple ads but from multiple accounts. If you choose the latter option, make sure to use a virtual scheduling assistant, which will make things efficient.

  1. Relying on the same images every time

Finding unique images for each post can be a tough task. However, that does not mean you will use the same images again and again. This practice may not only result in your ads being flagged. It is also likely to make a bad impression on your target audience. So, try and find unique images for every post. Feel free to browse stock photo websites if you want high-quality photos without spending money. Also, it is important to remember that images on Craigslist are at their most effective when their ratios are 600 x 450 pixels.

  1. Miscategorized posting

You may unknowingly post your ad in the wrong category, but this simple mistake may lead to your ad getting ghosted or flagged altogether. The platform will not tolerate Craigslist’s Terms of Use state that miscategorized posts. So, the next time you post an ad on Craigslist, make sure you post it in the right category.