Pre-Scheduling Your Craigslist Ads with RocketPost

As a leader in Craigslist recruiting software, we understand that timely content is more important now than ever before. That’s why RocketPost has prioritized making our advanced scheduling features as intuitive and user-friendly as can be.

Read on to learn about how to pre-schedule your ads using RocketPost, along with how to reschedule them.

Pre-Scheduling vs. Rescheduling Using RocketPost

RocketPost allows you to both pre-schedule your content and reschedule it. When creating a new ad, you can pre-schedule the dates you would like it to repost, so your schedule can be set in place without the need to revisit the ad itself.

Using Craigslist without RocketPost, you can pay to renew an ad as well. Renewing an ad using only Craigslist brings the post in question back to the top search results. While this can refresh your reach, RocketPost has a more SEO-oriented solution to actually expand your reach.

When you use a recurring schedule with RocketPost, or when you reschedule an existing ad, you spend the same amount of money as you would to “renew” an ad on Craigslist, but you will have an additional post in the results page. Your old ad is still available further down in the search results, along with the reposted ad at the top. This feature leverages SEO to our user’s advantage. Your increased presence on the Craigslist results page improves your SEO rankings, and that your applicants will be targeted more than once.

Using RocketPost to Pre-Schedule Your Content

RocketPost allows our users to pre-schedule their content during the creation process. Create a new post by clicking the “New Post” button at the top right of your navigation bar. Create your post as usual by selecting your audience, naming your group, etc.

As you scroll down, you will see the option to “Schedule your first post”. Click “Post later”, and hit “continue”. A calendar drop down will appear and you will be able to select the exact dates and times that you would like your content to be reposted. Hit continue.

For the option of a recurring post, scroll down a little until you see the question, “Would you like this post to reoccur?”. If you do, select “Yes”. Under “How often”, you will then see the options of:

  • Daily
  • Weekly
  • Bi-Weekly
  • Custom

Selecting “Custom” will open a calendar that will allow you to select the dates and times you would like the post to reoccur.

Voilà! Your post is successfully prescheduled. If you find that you need additional help, please feel free to contact the RocketPost Success Team. We love helping our users!

Modifying Ad Schedules Using RocketPost

We have designed our software to make customizing your posting schedule a breeze! To modify an existing schedule, you’ll begin by selecting the “Campaigns” tab in your user dashboard.

Next, select the campaign name, then the group for which you would like to edit the scheduled content for. Scroll slightly on the Group page, and select the “Schedule” button. Clicking the “Schedule” button will bring you to a pop-out window asking, “Do you want this post to reoccur?”. Select “Yes”. Under the dropdown asking “How often?”, you will have the opportunity to select from the following:

  • Daily
  • Weekly
  • Bi-Weekly
  • Custom

For a custom posting schedule, you will click “Custom”, which will open a calendar. Select the dates you wish for RocketPost to repost your ad, then scroll down and choose the time. Your time can be specific down to the minute. Click “Update”.

Your pre-scheduled ads should now be set to go. You can easily view your newly created posting schedule by clicking on “Scheduled” to the right of your “Search Posts” search bar.

Canceling an Existing Recurring Schedule

If you already have a recurring schedule running on your Group, but would like to cancel that schedule, you can simply click “Schedule” and then click “No” and “Update”. This will save your selection to stop a schedule that has already been running.

Discover the RocketPost Difference

RocketPost works with Craigslist to help you make the most out of your automated posting and recruiting experience. While our features are advanced, our process is straightforward, making our scheduling software the best it can be for our users.

Not yet a RocketPost user? Check us out by requesting a free RocketPost demo today. Discover the power of automated posting, pre-scheduling, and more!