I’ll cut right to it. This is the question dealer’s ask us the most regarding craigslist and our craigslist exporter:
“How many ads can I post on craigslist using your software? And will I get ghosted?
We hear it everyday from dealers testing out our software and dealers who use our software yet still end up getting ghosted. I’d like to clear the air once and for all on this topic and provide as much info as I can regarding this topic.
1. Only craigslist can ghost you and there’s nothing any software can do about it.
Drive fast but don't get a ticket!
Believe me. If I could I would stop your ads from getting ghosted but it has absolutely nothing to do with me and my software. I compare it to selling you a Corvette Z06. You buy it because you want to drive FAST even though you know there is a speed limit. I sell it to you because I tell you it works great, drives great, and is definitely faster than your Civic. Next thing I know you are back in my dealership telling me you got a speeding ticket because I sold you a fast car! As you can see I should not be in that equation. Now the same thing is true with craigslist.
2. Craigslist only wants you posting 1 car in 1 city every 48 hours.
You agreed to follow that rule when you signed up. My software is designed to help you post ads (however many number is totally up to you) with a nice clean professional template that also tracks hits and links back to your website to generate more leads. If you want to post above and beyond the terms and conditions I can’t stop you and craigslist can’t stop you but if you break their rules they have every right to ghost your ad. Speed and expect a speeding ticket at some point.
3. Our software helps PREVENT ghosting
This is a no ghosting zone!
We know you get ghosted and we want to help. Our software allows you to change EVERYTHING about your ad before you post it. You can change the title of the ad, the location, the price, the entire template, and even the URLs in your ad. It does a phenomenal job at this, probably better than any other software you have or will use. Remember though, no matter how good the software is, it’s only as good as the user. Bottom line is that it is up to you to create your ads and change up your ad appearances. We are doing our best to improve our process but there is some accountability on your part as far as changing up your posts. You can’t just click, post, click, post, click post or else you will get ghosted using our software. You also can’t just speed on every street you drive down in your Z06 or you will get a ticket.
4. You can do everything right and still get ghosted. What?!
It’s true. You can buy our software and do everything like we say to help prevent ghosting and still get ghosted. I find this to be the case in unique situations of prior craigslist recklessness. Let’s say you have been using other software to just fired up ads on craigslist then all of a sudden BOOM. All ads are being ghosted and you blame your software. Now you see our software and how it’s helping hundreds of dealers get their ads to stick so you jump right in and start trying it! You love the software but you are still getting ghosted. So again you blame the software and now want me to explain why my software doesn’t work for you (this happens more often then you would think). In this scenario it is likely your craigslist ACCOUNT and IP ADDRESS have been flagged by craigslist and no matter what you post you will be blocked due to your prior history.
The remedy is to get on our software and create a new craigslist account and possibly change where you post ads from. Start fresh and start posting ads with a clean slate. Follow the tips we offer you and lay back on the number of posts for a bit. The cops won’t recognize this Z06 but watch your speed.
We have some great tools to help you post ads on craigslist.
Our software is only $49/mo and the return on that investment is amazing compared to other advertising sites. It has even more features than just craigslist and has helped draw in more than 5 million ad views on craigslist since June of 2010. Try it FREE for 14 days by visiting http://dealersolutionssoftware.com/craigslist-marketing-center-software/
Marketing Director at KGI Solutions