Craigslist

Can one put up a nation wide search on Craigslist?
And go to "best of craigslist" on bottom left. Some seriously funny
stuff. Read "Free Parachute".
Steve
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SteveB
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There used to be a way, DirtyCraig.com, in November 2012, but the URL doesn't seem to work any more.
Joe Gwinn
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Joe Gwinn
You can do it with google very easily. Let's say that you want to find "foobar" on craigslist nationwide. You can search google for
foobar site:craigslist.org
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Jon
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Jon Danniken
Yes indeed! Google also has an 'Advanced Search' page if you forget when/where the 'site', ':', or other special punctuation, keywords or formatting should go. (This is a good one to bookmark.)
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In the Craigs list example the top box works the same as plain Google, and the 'craigslist.org' goes in the 'site or domain'. Press enter and the result will be exactly as the above posters example.
The Advanced search page adds lots of power & flexibility... and is really nothing new. Google used to include a link to it on the regular search page, but removed it some years back; couldn't tell you why. I suggest any and all become familiar with it.
I use it a good bit looking for various service and owners manual pdf's... you just stick in what your after as appropriate in the upper boxes, then down near the bottom change the 'file type' pull down menu to 'Adobe Acrobat PDF (.pdf)' and boom da ta bang. (For instance, found a for real Sharp service manual for a friends microwave just before Christmas. It made replacement of her turntable motor child's play.)
In the past, use of the 'site or domain' box would occasionally find interesting internal information not intended for the general public... but not so much anymore as most site developers and webmasters are now savvy about protecting such info.
Erik
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Erik

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