Keep getting flagged on craigslist. Want to conform. Don't know how.
May 11, 2011 1:15 PM Subscribe
craigslist ad is being flagged repeatedly within 10 minutes of going live. NYC Computer Services. Yes, I have followed every. single. instruction. Does someone have experience with this?
posted by reeddavid to Computers & Internet (40 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
My small Mac-focused IT company used to get new clients through craigslist. However, beginning about 6 months ago we haven't been able to keep an ad alive for more than 10 minutes.
I have been to the "flag help" forum on craigslist. The only thing that I have changed based on their advice was to remove a graphical display of our logo with contact information (it was just black text on white background, nothing outrageous).
*we never post multiple ads at once
*we advertise in the Computer Services section
*we state our rates
*we post to the general Manhattan section as we travel to all neighborhoods. But posting to individual neighborhoods also results in removal.
*we have an email address, url and phone number in the ad
*we have no images in the ads
*we wait at least 48 hours after being flagged to attempt posting again
I am extremely frustrated by this. I know some cragistlist users are very particular about how ads appear. But I just don't know what we're doing that warrants complaint.
A few months ago we put a tracking image in the ad. The ad was flagged but the image had apparently never been accessed.
Is there something I'm missing? Is it possible that someone is purposely flagging our ads for an inappropriate reason? People in the Flag Help forum said that craigslist might be "flushing" the Computer Services section. But this has been happening for 6 months, and plenty of our competitors have similar ads that stay up.
Can anyone offer advice?