Craigslist Search Engines

As we mentioned in our Craigslist Search article, Craigslist itself only allows you to search for advertisements that are posted on the Craigslist sub-site for your local city or area, and a few surrounding ones.  However, there are certain external search engines that allow you to search Craigslist for advertisements in areas that are much further away from where you are.

While this is an option for finding more and better results, we should caution you that the farther away from home you do business on Craigslist, the greater the risk that something might go wrong with your deal.  Our Is Craigslist Safe and Craigslist Scams articles have more details.

Top 4 Craigslist search engines

SearchTempest

(www.searchtempest.com)

Pros

  • Good-looking, easy-to-use interface

  • Can include results from eBay and Amazon, too

  • Multiple search options: by category, by state/country/distance, by price, by year, etc.

Cons

  • Reliance on Google Search means that some results may be inaccurate

  • On-site advertisements get in the way

ZoomTheList

(www.zoomthelist.com)

Pros

  • Separating search parameters from results allows for quick, intuitive use

  • Can search all of Craigslist, or limit it to by state or local area

Cons

  • Interface is a bit simplistic and may be difficult to use

Ad Hunt'r

(www.adhuntr.com)

Pros

  • Can search other classified websites, such as Oodle and Kijiji

  • Good filtering features, including by word or phrase inclusion/exclusion

Cons

  • Sponsored advertisements clutter the screen

Search All Junk (formerly Search All Craig's)

(www.searchalljunk.com)

Pros

  • Simple, easy-to-use interface

  • Searches other classified websites, such as Penny Saver and Recycler

  • Can filter by U.S. region or by U.K.

Cons

  • Limited filtering functions

 

Try some of these Craigslist search engines out, and see which one you like best!  Let us know in the comments below, and also tell us if there are any other ones you find that are really useful!

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