Who Flags Craigslist Posts?


Getting your listing flagged on Craigslist can be frustrating, especially if you thought you were operating within Craigslist’s community guidelines. It may lead you to wonder whether it was an actual user who flagged your ad, or an automatic moderator, or Craigslist staff.

Can I Find Out Who Flagged My Craigslist Post?

No. While you cannot figure out who exactly flagged your Craigslist post, it is still possible to edit your ad to align itself with Craigslist’s Terms of Use to get it live again. Most commonly, those who flag listings are: 

  • Users
  • Automatic Moderators
  • Craigslist Staff/Moderators

If your Craigslist Ad gets flagged, you should receive a notification in your email and have the opportunity to review it. Once you identify the possible compliance issue, do your best to edit your post to ensure it meets Craigslist’s outlined Terms of Use.

If you are unsure about the reason your post was flagged, you can review our entry on common creation errors.

How Can RocketPost Help?

Although it’s less common for RocketPost users to get their ads flagged falsely, it can happen. If your listing is flagged using a RocketPost template, it may likely be due to one of the following issues:

Issues With the Email Used

Trouble relating to your email address can trigger the Craigslist algorithm to flag your post. If your email has been flagged, you may want to try using a different email address in your RocketPost template. This could be that of a colleague’s or another Gmail account not associated with your organization.

Issues with the Link Used

If your link was flagged, it may be a more complex issue that RocketPost can resolve on our backend. If you believe a flagged link is the case, please be sure to reach out to our RocketPost Success Team! We will be happy to work with you on a case-by-case basis to resolve these linking issues.

Duplicate Content

Craigslist automatic and in-house moderators are keen on duplicate content and spamming. It’s important to note that Craigslist will consider content that is posted in the same city and category twice within 48 hours to be spam. We encourage our users to space listings at least three days out from one another – users can take advantage of our posting schedule feature to reduce the likelihood of this issue.

The RocketPost Advantage

We design our templates to help you maximize your reach and recruiting needs. Using our custom posting schedule can not only help optimize your company’s time, but can also reduce the likelihood of your posts being flagged as spam or duplicate content.

Not a RocketPost partner yet? Join the thousands who are already making the most out of their posting capabilities! Schedule a free RocketPost demo today, and unlock the power of automated posting!

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