Cost Per Action Marketing On Craigslist

Marketing on Craigslist has increased in popularity in recent years. It looks like it’s starting to peak out because of the confusion of working with the uncertainty of Craigslist. The classified site is a great place to promote cost per action programs because you have so many different categories and sub-categories to choose from on there. However, there are some things that need to be pointed out as you are promoting CPA programs on Craigslist.

First of all, you really need to make sure you are promoting the right program in the right Craigslist category. If it’s not in the right place that will get you flagged alone. Therefore, no matter what the program is all about before you just slap it anywhere thinking the title of the program looks appealing.

Before you even start promoting though, set up an account and verify it with your phone number. You can verify multiple accounts if you know multiple people who will allow you to use their phone number for Craigslist verification.

Verifying your account will enable you to post your ads more smoothly and also decrease the likelihood of Craigslist flagging or ghosting your ad.

What you never want to do is just slap the affiliate link right into the ad. You need to make sure you have a blog, website or some sort of splash page to transition people to your affiliate link because you will be flagged in a hear beat.

Now if you are going to use your affiliate link, at least use it as an anchor text. You can Google HTML anchor text codes to learn how to use it on Craigslist. Or you can look through the Craigslist forum and find the code in there as well.

You can also use images in the ad and link it to the affiliate link you are promoting. If you are going to go this route just make sure you are not committing trademark infringements or if the image is inappropriate for the ad. For example, you don’t want to grab an image of a tomato if you are placing an ad in the garage sale section. Find an image that is related to the CPA program you are promoting so you can make things look a little more uniform.

Overall, Craigslist is a good site to promote on if you know what to expect and how to stay on their good side during the submission process.