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Has Anyone Tried to Advertise Marketing Services on Craigslist?

Discussion in 'General Business' started by jv1999, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. #1
    Hey,
    SEMrush
    Has anyone tried offering SEO stuff on CL? I tried once in one city for backlinks, but got no bites.

    You'd think CL would be a great place to advertise because: 1. it's free, and 2. the traffic is immense.

    But... is it bad for marketing?
     
    jv1999, Jul 1, 2016 IP
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    It's a local classifieds, nobody goes there looking for SEO services. I am actually surprised that your ad stayed up for as long as it did. Usually those types of ads are flagged and removed within a few hours.
     
    qwikad.com, Jul 1, 2016 IP
  3. jv1999

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    I posted it in the services section. Writing /baclklink services :p
     
    jv1999, Jul 1, 2016 IP
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    It doesn't matter. It's still for local services only. Their (craigslist's) mission statement is all about local advertising (which obviously doesn't include SEO services) unless you have an office that offers SEO services in this or that particular city where your ad is posted.

     
    qwikad.com, Jul 1, 2016 IP
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    Maybe you should check if there are other post like SEO :)
     
    Eloy Rodriguez, Jul 3, 2016 IP
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    Craigslist is a crapshoot and the flagging on their is ridiculous! I haven't really tried marketing SEO services on there per se, but I have tried to advertise writing services in the services section with no live link attempts whatsoever, and I couldn't even get the darn ad to stay up for more than a day without it being flagged for some strange reason.
     
    MaxBlaze, Jul 3, 2016 IP
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    It's not strange. CL is a local classifieds. If you post something that is not local, your ad will be flagged and removed (either by the community or their spam filters), no matter what. That's why I have hard time believing that any of those CL posting services are for real. Their success rate has gotten to be 0.01%.

     
    qwikad.com, Jul 4, 2016 IP
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    Yes i'm tried craigslist posting in apartment section. but there are my ads getting flagged.
     
    Jorge35, Jul 26, 2016 IP
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    Yes, there are pros and cons (including getting spam mails)
    Advice is to diversity your ads in other places too.
    Look out for other Biggest / Largest Classifieds.
     
    siteslikecraigslist, Nov 24, 2016 IP