Best Practices: Posting Times and Cadence


Last Update 2 years ago

What Are The Ideal Days And Times To Post? 

4 PM - 9 PM6 AM - 9 AM6 AM - 9 AM6 AM - 9 AM6 AM - 9 AM6 AM - 9 AM2 PM - 6 PM
3 PM - 4 PM3 PM - 4 PM3 PM - 4 PM3 PM - 4 PM3 PM - 4 PM

The above time frames have proven optimal for posting jobs.

  • Weekday Range: 6am–9am & 3pm-4pm
  • Weekend Range: Saturday 1pm-6pm / Sunday 4-9pm.
  • This information shouldn’t disqualify any day, but rather show which days predict optimal performance; factors below also come into play.
  • Please contact [email protected] if you require any further insights about posting times for job type, category, or market.

Posting Cadence

Typically, we’ve seen that posting at least 10x for each position per month, per market (network reach) drives the initial traffic you’re looking to generate. Among all clients, we have found they tend to currently post on average 12x posts, per month, per market.

  • If posting in multiple categories, please apply to each selected.
  • Due to the nature of Craigslist's feed-based system working in chronological order, consider posting more in high-volume, competitive markets and less in low-volume, less competitive markets.

For visual learners, here is a video showing how to do this. 

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