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By Kenan Jue | Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA

Craigslist changes posting rules for HTML

Yes, it’s true – Craigslist is no longer accepting posts that include HTML in the housing and For Sale sections of their site – from any provider. This means that the images, colors and layouts you enjoy using in your ads are no longer available. However, Craigslist will still be accepting text ads without HTML (i.e. plain text). But don’t worry – we have you covered!

To make this transition as seamless as possible, you can easily post your listings to Craigslist using the same existing Trulia cross-post tool. All of your photos will be accessible via a link, which highlights how many photos you have posted on Trulia, while conforming to Craigslist policies. We are also highlighting how many photos you uploaded to Trulia within your posting. This way consumers will know where to go to see the rest of your awesome photos.

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We will continue to improve on this process and will alert you with any further changes. As always, we do not charge for these services so please let your colleagues know that there are other options available if they can’t post to Craigslist with their current tools.

To get the most out of your ad under the new CL posting rules:

Be detailed

Focus on keywords, local attractions, shopping and transit options, neighborhood names and as much descriptive text as possible

Attract serious renters

Link back to reliable sources like Trulia where the consumer can findschool ratings, local info, and the rest of your photos in high resolution. Remember, you can add all the photos you want on Trulia.

Reach the best audience

Ensure you are on Trulia directly and reaching a great consumer audience that is ready to contact you today.

Lastly, we welcome feedback and have included our direct contact line at the bottom of this post. Thanks for using Trulia and we look forward to continuing to provide useful tools to help you in your business. It is always a pleasure to serve you, please contact us if you have any questions.

Pierre A CalzadillaWRITTEN BYPierre A Calzadilla , Sr. Manager, Trulia RentalsMore about Pierre A Calzadilla

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