How to Check to See How Many Hits Your Craigslist Ad Gets

By M.A. Helt

Knowing how many hits your Craigslist ad receives will help you judge the success of your ads. If you receive a high number of people viewing your ad, but no one responds, then you may need to adjust the wording or include better photos. If you receive a low number of hits, then you may want to adjust the wording of your subject to make your ad more appealing to viewers.

Step 1

Go to CraigslistCounter.net with your preferred Web browser.

Step 2

Scroll down the page to the "Customize Your Counter" section.

Step 3

Click in the "Text Color" box and a color picker will appear. Drag your mouse to click on the color text you want for your counter.

Step 4

Click in the "Background Color" box and a color picker will appear. Drag your mouse to click on the background color you want for your counter.

Step 5

Click the "Apply Color" button. The custom code for your tracker will appear in the code box.

Step 6

Select all of the code in the code box and paste it into your Craigslist ad.

Step 7

View your Craigslist ad to see the number of hits it has. Don't forget to subtract the number of times you viewed your own ad.

Tips & Warnings

  • Craigslist is constantly updating its rules and not all trackers will be supported. Craigslist does not support trackers that use Javascript.

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