Can you post the same ad for multiple cities on Craigslist?

I’m trying to make a bit of extra money before the holidays come around. So I would like to increase my chances of my ad being seen by people who would actually be interested and perhaps sell the item I’m trying to sell a lot faster.

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  • Hi Alice,

    One way to get around that is to make an image ad. It takes just a little more time, at first, but once you get it down, it’s pretty simple. Get a free capture program, like at, and capture a picture of your actual text ad. You can host it at or somewhere like that. They will give you a link to your picture. Then you just post that link in the Craigslist ad area….and there you go. You still need to switch up the titles a little, but that will accomplish your goal of posting the same ad, without it getting flagged by Craigslist. I hope this helps.

  • Craigslist Multiple Cities


    Your additional data doesn’t help much to answer your question. It seems you already know how to post ads in different cities, but you don’t like the features of ghosting, or at least the keywords you type in aren’t coming up as you would like. Posting ads in different cities is easy enough provided you have access to several advertisement agencies in different areas. Whether they offer your specific keyword feature is something you need to take up with the ad agencies themselves before you invest your time, energy, and money.

  • Yes, use CL AreaChanger to clear cache and switch your IP address. I use it to post to 15 accounts with the same ad (tweaked a little each time) in 15 cities.…

  • No. The system won’t let you post the same ad multiple times.

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  • I honestly see nothing wrong with that. Only thing is, you may not know many people around other areas. Be safe!

  • You cant – the system will block you. Try its new and has limited restrictions.

  • Hope this helps!

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