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Useful Tips on How to to Search all of Craigslist | Latest Update

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Useful Tips on How to to Search all of Craigslist | Latest Update

How to to Search all of Craigslist Craigslist, the venerable online classified advertising site, remains the world’s leading place to browse, access, share, and post classified advertisements for all sorts of job opportunities, housing, goods and services, and items for sale.

Presently, Craigslist basically functions as a local list of everything for sale or wanted to post around an area. Even with newfound competition from LetsGo, Offer up, and Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist is still one of the best sites to use if you’re trying to buy or sell used and new items, look for work or get a job online.

How to to Search all of Craigslist

The founder of Craigslist wanted people to use the site for local transactions, not as a way to access a statewide, national, or global market. For that reason, Craigslist does not include any kind of cross-location searching, and in fact, it keeps its various city sites each in their own domain.

Statewide lists:

We’re big fans of Statewidelist because it makes the process of searching the entirety of your state for a specific item far easier than the traditional Craigslist site.

The site’s homepage as you enter your search term, select a category of your choosing (by default, this setting is left to search all categories), and then select the state you’re searching. You can also select a Canadian province, making it easy to search for locations in Canada as well.

Below the option to select your state is an area to choose between searching the title of the post only or the entirety of the post, as well as a selection for showing all results in one long list. Statewidelist also shows you relevant search results from eBay below your Craigslist returns.

For example, a search for the SNES Classic in New York only shows six active results, but there are dozens of results on eBay for the classic virtual console.

Search Tempest:

This site narrows your search results a bit more than what you may expect from something like Statewidelist, but for many users, SearchTempest may be the most usable site of all.

Instead of searching the entirety of Craigslist regardless of location, or limiting your returns to one single state or province, SearchTempest allows you to search by a general distance from your zip code or city name.

That means that shoppers who live near the border of states or Canada can easily search content close to them instead of searching by a general state area, similar to the Buffalo-Toronto connection we pointed out above.

You can exclude or include US and Canadian city listings, search by category and sub-category, and even include search requests like filtering listings without photos or limiting a price request.

SearchTempest also has options to search by state and worldwide, making it truly one of the most powerful sites on this list. Once you search your listing, SearchTempest will group your results by location, making it easy to browse based on mileage and the distance you’ll have to cover to pick up your gift.

  • ZoomTheList: Search All Junk: This search engine allows you to consolidate your results from Craigslist with results from other classified offerings, including Pennysaver, Recycler, and more.
  • ZoomTheList: ZoomTheList can make searching through Craigslist a breeze with its advanced filtering.
  • DailyLister: This site’s pretty similar to Search Craigslist, with a full list of options using a Google Custom Search offering. Definitely check this one out if Search Craigslist isn’t doing it for you.
  • Onecraigs: Another “Search All Cities” Craigslist site, this one seemed more focused on major cities throughout the United States like LA and New York City. If you live in a major metropolitan area or you travel quite a bit, this one may be the site for you.

Daily Lister:

As of January 2019, the site appears to be down. We’re archiving this description, just in case, it comes back up again at some future point. This site accomplishes exactly what most users looking to search the entirety of Craigslist want. It has a simple interface and an even simpler premise: searching every Craigslist listing regardless of your location.

Using a custom Google search engine, Search Craigslist loads every result from the site based on your search terms, with sorting options for relevancy (by default) and date posted.

Since the site is searching actively Craigslist offers, everything is up to date and active on the site. Clicking on each listing simply retrieves the information for you, making it easy to load the links inside your web browser.

The site does a good job in giving you exactly the content you’re looking for, but remember that, without being able to limit the location to even a state-level setting, you might be traveling for that special item you’re looking for.


In many ways, CPlus is the must-have app for iPhone users looking to browse through Craigslist. The app looks good, especially when compared to most other Craigslist services on the market today, with a color-based interface that makes everything feel a little more simplified while browsing through listings.

CPlus has a ton of features, including, most importantly, the ability to search through multiple cities at once within the app. CPlus can even show your listings within a map view built right into your phone, making it easy to find out just where your item is located in comparison to the rest of your searches.


This app is trusted by millions of users on iOS to make it easy to search through the cities and neighborhoods near you all at once, all while offering a modern iOS-based UI that looks great on your brand new iPhone or iPad.

Qwilo got even better this year thanks to the exclusion of ads from the app, though you’ll need to upgrade in-app to the Pro version in order to save your searches or to get alerts to new listings on your mobile devices.

CSN Team.

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