Personal SEO ~ Website Marketing and Content Writing: Craigslist Back-Linking Strategy

Craigslist Back-Linking Strategy

I did a post a while back about backpage back-linking. This is the same strategy. Craigslist has a real estate SERVICES dept. much like This is a great place to create custom search titles such as "The Best Daleville AL Real Estate Agent" then talk about what you do, why you do it and put lots of links and property search info back to your website.

Thanks Gabrielle - This is really a gem!!

Your Back Linking Strategy & Craig’s List

For your back link strategy on Craig’s List, you ought to post ads in other areas of Craig’s List, but these ads shouldn’t be your listings.  For instance, you should regularly post ads to the Real Estate Services section.  Be creative with the content you post here.  For instance, if you have a blog, you could include an excerpt of an article here with a link to the whole article on your blog.  You could try doing a cross-post wherein you describe your services and at the end mention you have a new listing and provide the link to your ad in the Real Estate For Sale section.  If you have webinars or in-person seminars, be sure to advertise them here.  Be sure to put up ads in the Real Estate Jobs section for various jobs, even if you have no intention of hiring such people at the moment.  If and when you do need someone for any of those jobs, you’ll have loads of resumes on hand, so you’re hiring process will be much quicker.

Note if you try posting anything but a listing in the Real Estate Section For Sale area, it will get removed very quickly.  Another democratic aspect of Craig’s List is allowing users to flag posts that break the rules, and multiple flags will get your ad deleted.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsTammy Emineth • November 11 2011 09:31PM


Should work well! Good luck!


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Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 8 years ago

Cool trick and easy to do.  See, this is why I like reading your blog - always good stuff!

Posted by Bryan Robertson over 8 years ago

Tammy, this is really good information, and will be checking it out. Thanks

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 8 years ago


Thanks for sharing this I've bookmarked this to tackle later on .  Have A Good Day.

Posted by Michele Cadogan 917-861-9166, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker - (Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229) over 8 years ago

I missed this the first time around.  It does make sense that by having links from a major site like Craigslist to your site, that the links would have some impact on your site rankings.  Thanks for the re-post.

Posted by Doug Bullwinkel, Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609 (Envoy Mortgage, NMLS 6666) over 8 years ago

Thanks for the reblog Tammy.

Posted by Gabrielle Jeans, Real Estate Web Solution, Real Estate Trainer and Coach (WebTech Dezine, Gabrielle Jeans Real Estate Coach) over 8 years ago

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