Dumb SEO Questions

(Entry was posted by JL Faverio on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, October 4, 2018).

Does craigslist hold any SEO value for local businesses anymore?

Does craigslist hold any SEO value for local businesses anymore?

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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Doug Straws: Not SEO value, but leads, yes, which is why local businesses invest in SEO in the first place.. CL is super powerful for most local niches.
  • David Warner: No, it`s just a classified website . It doesn`t not allow the do follow link .
  • Shane Ebell: I use to be able to post on Craigslist and would be on 1st page in 12 hours, I`m gonna try just to see. Let`s see what happens.
  • JL Faverio: Tag me when done!
  • Loren Baker: Pull a rankings report in SEMRush for Craigslist.org and then exclude the term "Craigslist" ... then search that report for terms your local business competes in. Export those terms and then set up a location listing in SEMRush tracking those terms. Will give you a great idea of how CL ranks in your area and which listings are cat pages or ad pages. Then list your ads there and SEO the ad content to get them ranking in the SERPS.
  • Rob Woods: nice! Ranking by proxy FTW! :)
  • Rob Woods: If Craigslist outranks you, make sure you rank #1 on Craigslist (or are the most optimized). Same goes if Amazon, Yelp, HomeAdvisor, Capterra, Zillow, etc. outrank you. At least make sure you outrank everyone on those platforms.
  • Dan Bell: found similar on reddit - and basically allows for double listing on 1st page where reddit listing links to page or url posted

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on G+, Thursday, October 4, 2018).

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