My legit ads repeatedly removed from Craigslist, anything I can do?
July 23, 2011 5:42 AM Subscribe
I'm a real estate agent who advertises on craigslist. Someone is flagging my ads and over half of them keep getting removed. What can I do?
posted by Melsky to technology (7 answers total)
My ads follow the rules on craigslist - I post a services ad under real estate services. I post properties for sale under properties for sale by broker. Other similar ads to mine seem to stay up indefinitely.
I think it's someone who is competing with me for similar business.
I know it's not that hard to get ads flagged and removed - I've had to do that when I had con artists taking the photo and text of my ads and re-posting them pretending they were missionaries in Africa renting out their homes and wanting people to wire money to them for deposits. I just forwarded it in an email to a lot of friends and it was gone in a few minutes.
Does craigslist analyze how postings are removed? Like if it's the same group of people doing it each time will their flags eventually be ignored?
If I just keep re-posting my ad after it's removed will they take away my account? I have to register with my phone number with them because I advertise in real estate services.