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Craigslist

  1. 1. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY1
  2. 2. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY2 craigslist tour Craigslist is a network of on-line communities, featuring free classified ads. It has many sections, including jobs, housing, personal ads, goods for sales, services for sale, and discussion forums.
  3. 3. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY3 Popular Questions and Answers
  4. 4. What is my craigslist user account? Do I need one?  You can manage posts efficiently with a craiglist user account. The process of creating post, editing and deleting them, and re-posting ads that have expired is much easier.  If you post frequently, or it you need to post paid ads, it makes sense to set up a user account. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY4
  5. 5. How do I create a user account? Go to the account signup form. Enter your email address, type the five-letter verification word that appears on the screen, and click “create account” Complete the account setup process. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY5
  6. 6. How do I create an ad with my user account? Log in to your user account. Use the pop-down menu in the upper right corner of your home page to select the craigslist site where you want to post. Click “Go”. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY6
  7. 7. How do I edit a current post? Log in to your user account. Locate the post you want to edit, click “manage.” Click “Edit this Posting.” Edit the ad. Click the “Make Changes” button to confirm. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY7
  8. 8. How do I repost an old ad?  Log in to your user account.  Locate the post you want to re-post, click on its title.  Click “Repost this Posting.”  Select the category for the ad.  Verify the title and the body of your new ad, edit the text or add images if necessary, click “Continue.”  Check the preview of your post, then click “Continue” to publish the ad. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY8
  9. 9. How do I delete a current post? Log in to your user account. Locate the post you want to delete, click on its title. Click “Delete this Posting.” Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY9
  10. 10. How do I set a default craigslist city for my ads? Click the “Settings” link at the top of your user account home page. Adjust the pop-down menu option for “default site”, then click the “change” button. Click “account home” to return to your user account home page. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY10
  11. 11. How can I control the number of posts that will appear on my user account home page?  Click the “Settings” link at the top of your user account home page.  Adjust the pop-down menu option for “maximum number of postings displayed”, then click the “change button.  Click the “account home” to return to your user account home page. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY11
  12. 12. How do I adjust my defaul log-in duration?  Click the “Settings” link at the top of your user account home page.  Adjust the pop-down menu option titled “stay logged in for,” then click the “change button.  Click “account home” to return to your user account home page. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY12
  13. 13. Can I remove an ad from my user account home page, or change the order of ads?  Not yet—they hope to offer these features soon. For now, all posts associated with your user account are displayed in chronological order, the most recent ads are listed at the top. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY13
  14. 14. Do I need a user account to submit a new ad?  User accounts may be required, depending on a number of circumstances (e.g., category, city, etc.). In general, it is much easier to edit, delete, and re-post your ads if you manage them through an account. If you post frequently, it make sense to set up a user account. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY14
  15. 15. How do I post a free posting? To post a free posting, visit the Craigslist home page and click on the "post to classifieds" link at upper left. You can post a free ad without having an account or logging in, like so: fill out the posting form and submit your posting. you'll receive an email containing a link to an online form. this form will allow you make last-minute changes and then self-publish your posting. once self-published, your posting will appear on the site within 15 minutes. keep your email, because you can use the link later to edit or delete the posting at any time. if you lose or delete this email, and need it later, you can have it resent. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY15
  16. 16. Can I add an image to my posting?  In some categories, you will be offered the option to "Add Images" during the posting process. You will be prompted to upload images from your computer to craigslist.  Alternatively, you can use the <img> tag to include images hosted elsewhere in your posting. There are many free image sites where you can upload images, search for "free web hosting" on any search engine. If you choose this alternative, you'll be using HTML, so see the next question. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY16
  17. 17. Can I HTML in my ad?  If you just want to include a link in your posting, no HTML is needed, just be sure your link starts with "http://" and it should be converted to an active link.  For something fancier than a link, you'll need to use HTML in your posting body  Please use HTML sparingly. Users generally prefer ads with little or no added HTML.  Please use only HTML tags appropriate for the <body> section of a document.  No support is provided for JavaScript, applets, Flash, or other embedded non-HTML content.  For more information see Craigslist HTML Guidelines. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY17
  18. 18. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY18 IMPORTANT WARNING
  19. 19. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY19 Making Posting Decisions • Crossposting (listing in multiple locations) is prohibited. Choose the city closest to you that is accurate for your location. Craigslist is meant to be for face to face sales, not for ordering from a website. If you post to an area that is not near your location, it will get flagged and deleted. • Most categories are free to post, so choose one that is closest to what you are offering. • Craigslist does not allow you to link your ad to a website. Describe your product or service and include photos when possible. • Posts are arranged by date and time, with the newest ads showing first. • Open an account so you can easily review and renew your ads to keep them fresh and in the top of the lists. It is quick and easy and safe. • You can post ads without an account but you lose the ability to renew and edit the ads. You will still have to provide an email address to craigslist, but can choose to have in not shown to the public.
  20. 20. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY20 • We all have to maintain an awareness that the possibility of fraud exists in every business opportunity, both on-line and off-line. • Because Craigslist does not have a rating system, and offers the opportunity for direct sales, you must be on the watch for scam artists. Be smart and insist on talking to a prospective buyer or seller on the phone. • Only ship items when they are paid in full, and the funds have cleared. Do not ever accept an offer to be paid more money than you are asking. Be suspicious if a buyer offers you money to accept a check larger than the purchased item and wants you to clear the check and refund the balance. Report this activity to Craiglist’s fraud department. • Common sense has to be foremost as the majority of the people using Craigslist are honest buyers and sellers. Craigslist Safety
  21. 21. More hints to avoid scams  DEAL LOCALLY WITH FOLKS YOU CAN MEET IN PERSON - follow this one rule and  avoid 99% of scam attempts.  NEVER WIRE FUNDS VIA WESTERN UNION, MONEYGRAM or any other wire  service - anyone who asks you to do so is likely a scammer.  FAKE CASHIER CHECKS & MONEY ORDERS ARE COMMON, and BANKS WILL CASH THEM AND THEN HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE when the fake is discovered  weeks later.  CRAIGSLIST IS NOT INVOLVED IN ANY TRANSACTION, and does not handle  payments, guarantee transactions, provide escrow services, or offer "buyer protection"  or "seller certification"  NEVER GIVE OUT FINANCIAL INFORMATION (bank account number, social  security number, eBay/PayPal info, etc.)  AVOID DEALS INVOLVING SHIPPING OR ESCROW SERVICES and know  that ONLY A SCAMMER WILL "GUARANTEE" YOUR TRANSACTION.  DO NOT RENT HOUSING WITHOUT SEEING THE INTERIOR, OR PURCHASE EXPENSIVE ITEMS SIGHT-UNSEEN - in all likelihood that housing unit is not actually  for rent and that cheap item does not exist.  DO NOT SUBMIT TO CREDIT CHECKS OR BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR A JOB OR  FOR HOUSING UNTIL YOU HAVE MET THE INTERVIEWER OR LANDLORD/AGENT IN  PERSON. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY21
  22. 22. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY22 Advice From Craigslist:
  23. 23. Online safety resources http://getsafeonline.org http://wiredsafety.org Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY23
  24. 24. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY24 Getting Started
  25. 25. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY25 City List Will Appear Choose NY And Then Choose The City
  26. 26. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY26 Choose Your Options
  27. 27. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY27 Choose Your Posting
  28. 28. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY28 Choose a category
  29. 29. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY29 Log In Or Create An Account
  30. 30. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY30 Opening Your Account Sign On To Your Email To Activate The Link
  31. 31. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY31 Verifying Your Account
  32. 32. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY32 Create Your Posting Account Choices Add Photos Here Leave This Unselected
  33. 33. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY33 Review And Confirm Or Edit Your Ad
  34. 34. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY34 Finalize Your Post Account Options
  35. 35. Moore Memorial Library Public Computer Center Greene, NY35 HAPPY SELLING AND BUYINGThank You for attending Roanoke Public Library

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