Do you need to post more ads in the Craigslist Services category but don’t have enough verified phone accounts? Recently Craigslist has got a lot of attention with the new phone verification process stopping some marketers in their tracks. You can drive around to payphones, learn to make them yourself, or simply buy accounts as you need them.
For those who don’t know, Craigslist has implemented a phone verification system in certain categories to reduce SPAM content. When you attempt to make a post, it asks for you to verify yourself by typing in a viable phone number. It automatically calls it and repeats a verification code which you must then enter for your post to go live. If your post gets flagged, the phone number you verified with will be blacklisted.
Phone Verification is here to stay. According to some reports, 90+% of ads in some categories are generated by spambots. Craigslist has deployed countermeasures including CAPTCHA and other techniques, but spammers have quickly evolved their techniques to sidestep them.Craigslist proved the system works in Erotic Services. Since then it’s spread to all of the services category and we expect to see it in Jobs and Real Estate in the near future. Currently, you can expect to post from three ads per account per every 48 hour period. How the phone verification system works is that first your register an account with Craigslist. Once you try to make your first ad post in any category in the services section it will tell you that you need to verify your new account with a valid phone number. You will have to give Craigslist a valid phone number to continue. Once you hit the submit button with your valid phone number the Craigslist verification system will call that phone number and relay a series of numbers. Write these numbers down as they are your verification code numbers and will be needed to activate your account. VOIP phone service will not work, so you will have to use a dedicated LAN line to activate the accounts.
Each phone account has to be created with a unique IP address & phone number. The verification code is sent to your and is ready for you to use INSTANTLY!!!. All Craigslist phone accounts have to be hand created and verified and are guaranteed 100% to be verified and active. All verified phone accounts are guaranteed to continue to work provided you do not over post. Setup of a verified phone accounts is INSTANT and will be sent automatically to an email address you provide. This is an effective measure for dealing with spam, and a great thing for legitimizing the Craigslist user experience….but not so great if you are a Craigslist user and you also happen to be a VoIP or prepaid cellular user.