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Everything You Need to Know About Post Limit on Craigslist


Craigslist has long been popular for its local classified ads, and job postings, while being one of the go-to sources for job seekers. The site imposes a number of restrictions on the types of posts that can be made, including a post limit.

Here’s what you need to know about post limits when it comes to free and paid ads, as well as, the risks of getting blocked.

How often can you post job ads on Craigslist?

According to Craigslist’s posting rules, you are only allowed to post in a single category once every 48 hours in a given geographical area. If you post similar ads in a lesser time in locations close to each other, or post too often, your postings get blocked, also referred to as “ghosting.” These ‘ghosted’ ads will not appear on the Craigslist site.

When your job posting is ghosted, you will get a “blocked” message, which is done to prevent users from posting an unlimited number of ads. If your Craigslist ads are blocked, you need to delete these postings and create a new one.

How often can you post free and paid posts on Craigslist?

Depending on the location and ad type, most free job listings stay active for a week up to 30 days. However, to ensure your job listing is visible to applicants, you can renew it every 48 hours. This can help make your job posting appear in the most recent listings.

After 30 to 45 days from your initial job post, you may need to post a new ad.

While paid ads cannot be renewed unlike free ads, you can repost the ads after the expiry of your initial ad. While there is no limit on the number of times the paid ad can be reposted, you will be charged every time you repost the ad. This is done to deter spammers and prevent overposting.

Generally, paid ads do not stay active beyond 30 days.

Bulk ad posting from the same IP address

The IP addresses of job ads are monitored automatically by Craigslist. If there are multiple job ads from the same, single IP address, these ads will get flagged. If there are two such flags, the job ad will get removed.

You can try to bypass this by using multiple IP addresses. However, posting bulk ads manually from different IP addresses is a complicated task that takes your focus away from your core business activities.

One of the best ways to get over the job posting limits and risks of getting ghosted on Craigslist is to leverage Craigslist job posting automation.

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