How to Search Craigslist
Google - Secret Codes &
Google provides the quickest and easiest way to
search Craigslist. Hands-down, it's clearly the best general-purpose search
engine on the Web. The advantages of using Google search on Craigslist
are 1) your search will be updated with new postings during each search,
and 2) you can narrow your search to specific Craigslist categories. Best
of all, Google can help you be first to some "awful good deals" and free
stuff on Craigslist.
find free stuff being given away nationwide, copy this code into Google
search and press "Search"
To find FREE FARM ANIMALS
type: site:craigslist.org/zip/ free chicken or site:craigslist.org/zip/
free pig or
"free stuff" - to find anything else you want or need
Now add a date/time stamp - click on "Search Tools,"
then click on "Any time" and select "Past hour" or toggle between "Past
24 hours," "Past week," or etc...
Next, click the down arrow "Sort by relevance" and
go to "Sort by date."
You'll have a front row seat to thousands of items
being given away all across the U.S.
To make your search real-time, refresh the page
often to be first to all the freebies in your city or state.
Add search words to your code for specific items
you want - for example:
Follow the example below...
To conduct a nationwide search on Craigslist for
Dodge Viper SRT...
To add a specific Craigslist category - "Cars and
Trucks by Owner" or "cto" / "
Dodge Viper SRT
To add a date/time stamp, click on "Search Tools"
- now click on "Any time" and select "Past hour," "Past 24 hours," "Past
week," or etc...
Craigslist Specific Category
for sale codes:
appliances - app, antiques - atq, barter - bar, bikes - bik, boats - boa,
books - bks, business - bfs, computer - sys, free - zip, furniture - fuo
and fud, general - for, jewelry - jwl, materials - mat, rvs - rvs,
sporting - spo, tickets - tix, tools - tls, wanted - wan, arts+crafts -
art, auto parts - pts, baby+kids - bab, beauty+hlth - hab, cars+trucks
- cto or ctd, cds/dvd/vhs - emd, cell phones - mob, clothes+acc - clo,
collectibles - clt, electronics - ele, farm+garden - grd, garage sale -
gms, household - hsh, motorcycles - mcy, music instr - msg, photo+video
- pho, toys+games - tag, video gaming - vgm
apts / housing - apa, rooms / shared - roo, sublets / temporary - sub,
housing wanted - hou, housing swap - swp, vacation rentals - vac, parking
/ storage - prk, office / commercial - off, real estate for sale - reo
As you can see, most people do not use Google or
Craigslist to their best advantage. Experiment with mixing various elements;
you'll develop several strategies for finding the stuff you want more effectively.
The Google "site:" command is very powerful alternative to Craigslist built-in
of the Old Craigslist City-by-City Searches...
Try the New USA Craigslist Searcher
- It's a Google Custom Search Engine
Find Bargains on "iPhone 6S" *
"PS4" * "Chevy SS 396"
"3BR 2BA Lease Dallas" *
"Harley Davidson" * "Washer Dryer"