Craigslist requires you to manually upload your photos
As of 11/5/13, craigslist no longer allows embedded images for Apts / Housing posts. Every tool used to post to craigslist, including ours, is severely impaired.
You can still post to craigslist from RentLinx, but the embedded images and map will not appear in your ad. Your posting history and traffic tracking will also no longer work.
To include photos in your craigslist post, you must upload them manually at craigslist.org. Sorry.
We are working hard to improve RentLinx in other areas, and we will continue to provide you with the best online advertising services available.
NEW: Verify Your Address
What is a Verified Address?
None of us like seeing spam and junk on the Internet -- renters included. In order to provide renters with a better online search experience, while providing property managers with better advertising, RentLinx is in the process of making sure every listing includes an actual street address. Some of our partner websites will no longer accept listings without a valid address, so verifying your property addresses is well worth the effort.
How do I know if I have an unverified address?
After you log into RentLinx, you may see a little yellow triangle next to one or more of your listings. This symbol marks a property with an unverified address.
How do I verify an address?
To verify your listing address, watch this video:
Wait! I don't want renters to see my street number!
- On the "Manage Properties" page, click on an address or property name.
- Click on 'Edit Address' and make sure "Street Address" shows the exact street number and street name.
- Click "Save"
Don't worry. You can still hide your street address from the public -- just select "Hide this address from the public".
My address is good but it won't verify!
A small percent of properties with valid street addresses are getting an error message. We apologize. There seems to be a problem with the address verification software, or the USPS database. We're working on it. Don't worry, your property is being advertised on The RentLinx Network while we get this resolved. Questions? Contact us at Support@RentLinx.com or 800-510-5469
Your RentLinx ads are now on even more websites!
These fantastic new partners recently joined The RentLinx Network
- Rad Pad
- Rent MLS
- Today Senior Living
- On My Block
Your RentLinx Basic
and RentLinx Plus!
ads are now appearing on these new partner websites.
Craigslist Titles: Short or Long?
What do you think? Should you create a long title for your craigslist post - cramming in as much information as you can? Or, should you write a short and concise title?
RentLinx recently completed a study of 25 million views of 100,000 craigslist "Apts/Housing" posts. We found that most property managers are posting with long titles:
However, most renters are clicking on the shorter titles!
Faced with a wall of text -- would you rather read a short title, or a long one? Notice that the shortest title actually pops out on this List View:
Remember, when writing your craigslist titles: Less is More!
Webinar on 9/4: "Get Yours Wheels Turning!" Learn how to improve your online presence
Join Mike Whaling and the Webinar Wednesday Team on September 4th at 2pm Eastern Time
For many renters, if you’re not visible online, you may as well not exist. Whether it’s through your website, email, social media channels or mobile, building a strong online presence and encouraging action is crucial in generating new leads and retaining current residents. But, time spent online must be time well spent, which means you need to understand how to measure the various communication channels. Not sure what’s working? Just let the data guide you.
Introducing audience members to the “hub-and-spoke” model of online marketing, this webinar will focus measuring the effectiveness of each property’s website – the “hub” of online communication. From there, attendees will learn how to assess the value of marketing “spokes,” including email marketing, social media, ratings and reviews sites, local listings, multimedia and advertising.
Date: Wednesday, September 4th
Time: 2:00 pm EDT
Sponsored by RentLinx
Woo Hoo! THANK YOU property managers & rental owners!
What is the best time of day to post to craigslist?
If you've tried tracking the best time of day to post to craigslist, you know it can be hard to tell.
RentLinx is here to help. We recently completed a study of 25 million craigslist views of 100,000 craigslist posts - from properties all over the USA - posted via the RentLinx Craigslist Helper.
We discovered that renters display a clear preference for postings done early in the morning
Remember, you can save time and track your craigslist views by posting to craigslist from your RentLinx account. Learn how
Questions? We're always here to help at:
Huge updates to the "list your property page"
I'm proud to announce the release of our totally revamped "list your property" page on RentLinx! We've been working hard on this for months and it's now launched, along with tons of improvements! Some of the improvements are:
- Much easier and faster to list a property, with the most important items first
- List and update everything on one page, with no page reloads
- New "hide street address" option if you prefer not to have your address shown publicly (you can list an nearby intersection instead)
- New "verified address" feature to verify that your property address is entered and formatted correctly and give renters more confidence in the property
- Much improved photo upload interface, supporting drag and drop to upload, upload status bar, drag to reorder and much more.
- YouTube integration for video tours
- So much more!
Here are some screen shots of some of the excitement in action:
Easy to pick your property type and see all the listing steps so you know what you're in for!
Build the page as you go: List your address and hide the street address if you choose
Address verification to fix typos and use the USPS preferred format
New photo upload interface lets you drag photos from your computer, and see upload progress!
Once your photos are uploaded, you can drag to reorder them!