Posting Listings on Craigslist

Posting listings on Craigslist can help you promote your listings, drive visitors to your website, and ultimately get more prospects. It is important that you follow these steps and guidelines; Craigslist will delete your posts and block you for spamming if you do not. Remember the goal of your post on Craigslist is not just to promote the listing, but also to get people to visit your website and sign up.

To post a listing

  1. In the left navigation click Manage Listings.

  2. Under the Post on Craigslist tab, in the Actions column, click New Post.

  3. Read through the instructions, and then click the Open Craigslist to Post button.
    NOTE: Do not close the Vision system window. You need to switch between the two windows as you post.

  4. When the Craigslist window opens, you will see the appropriate form to post, or else a page in Craigslist to select the area.

  5. To log in to your Craigslist account, click log in to your account and enter your login credentials. If you do not have an account, in the top right, click Apply for Account.

  6. The process of filling out the form on Craigslist is simple. Just copy everything in a field on the Craigslist Posts tab in Vision, and then paste the content in the corresponding field on the Craigslist form. For example, copy (clicking in the field will automatically copy the information in that field) everything in the price field in Vision, then click the price field in the Craigslist window, and then paste (right-click and click Paste) the date.

  7. Repeat this process for all the other listing fields: Post Title, Description, Street, City, and State. You can use the same information for Specific Location and City. Remember to enter the locations and price accurately so people can search and find your listings.

  8. After filling out the fields in Craigslist, for your Reply to options, select the Do not show any email address check box every time.

  9. Click the Continue button at the bottom of the page. You will be asked to read and enter a verification word. Once you do this, you will receive confirmation that the listing is posted. You can then close this Craigslist window.

  10. On the Craigslist page in Vision, click the Mark as Posted in List button. This sets the timer so you will know when to post this listing again.


NOTE: Keep an eye on your account. When you're logged in to your Craigslist account, you can check your listings to see which have expired or been deleted. Contact Customer Support if you notice your listings being deleted (pink listings).

BEST PRACTICE: First post any listing you have not already posted. Next, post listings that you posted over 30 days ago. You can see this in the Days Posted column.

Craigslist Guidelines