For the last few days I tried to search for many things on Craigslist, every time I felt that there is a lack of national search capability. If I want to search a city then it’s great and gives nice results, but if we try to search whole states or all of craigslist there is no option at all.
Yes its true, we can Google it to search the whole craigslist. Last week I tried to search Job s, and I was eager to find opportunities in the whole USA. That day I came to know the term “ Craigslist Search Engine” .
I found that there are two types of Craigslist search engine
- That crawl data from Craigslist directly
- They use data from Google Cache
The first type of Craigslist search engines are being Blocked by Craigslist Attorneys, but the second type of search engines is still able to give you nice results.
- Searchtempest.com ( now changed to google)
Other search tools
Searchenginecl is the best tool I have used. It has a simple interface and accurate results and you can filter results by date and category.
You have a simple search box and it will show results from whole USA, you can also filter results by state.
These types of search engines are highly usable when you need to compare data. For example you can compare car prices for specific model in different states, or you can find a job quickly.
I have a few tips to find the required items quickly.
If you are looking for cheap cars in a specific state , search these types of terms that will bring you accurate results.
Honda civic hybrid in Arizona
Honda civic hybrid az
Honda hybrid az
The more you broad the search string the more accurate result you will gain. The same technique can be applied for searching jobs. Repeat your search term with small alterations by using city name, zip codes or state names with an abbreviation to get what you require.
Dealing outside your city or state is a bit risky these days as there are a lot of crimes that were originated from Craigslist Ads. Especially the personal section of Craigslist. People send wrong information and fake pictures and call meetings on the other side of the country that later end with theft of money , jewllery or cell phones.
If you are going to deal with someone online, call him first and don’t carry precious items with you. Transfer money to secure services like Paypal or Bank transfes.
Craigslist is an amazing portal to save your money. Being careful will give you the chance to beat fraudulent people .