A Way to Get Your Craigslist Postings to the Top

by C. Taylor

Some active categories offer stiff competition when selling your wares on Craigslist. That means your newly created posting could quickly become buried a few hours later as new ads push your listing further down the page. Although you can't immediately move your ad, Craigslist allows you to renew the ad every 48 hours so it reappears at the top of the page. You can continue doing this every two days until the posting's 30-day life expires, at which point you have the option to repost the ad.

Without an Account

1

Open the confirmation email that Craigslist sent when you first created the posting. If you can't find the email, enter your email address in the "Resend Craigslist Posting" page to resend the email (link in Resources).

2

Click the link in the email to visit the posting's management page.

3

Click "Renew This Posting" to automatically move the posting to the top of the page. If 30 days has expired, click "Repost," make any necessary changes and submit the ad.

With a Craigslist Account

1

Log in to your Craigslist account.

2

Locate the posting on your management page.

3

Click "Renew" to move the posting to the top of the page. If the ad has expired, click "Repost," make any necessary changes and submit the new ad.

Warning

  • close If you attempt to repost a paid ad, you will be charged again.

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