Find out how many people read your Craigslist ad by adding a hit counter that keeps tracks of your total page views. While Craigslist doesn't have its own hit counter option, many third-party websites provide HTML snippets you can simply paste into your item description when creating or editing the ad. The counters come in different styles and colors, so try several until you find one you like.

TinyCount

Step 1

Navigate to the TinyCount website (link in Resources).

Step 2

Copy the line of code displayed on the main page, and then paste the code into the Posting Description field when creating your Craigslist ad.

Step 3

Publish your ad as you would normally. Open the ad from the Craigslist website at any time to check the current count.

Hit Counter HTML Code

Step 1

Navigate to the Hit Counter HTML Code website (link in Resources).

Step 2

Click one of the "Make My Counter" buttons to create the HTML widget. Choose to create a counter that show the number of views at the bottom of your ad, or create a counter that show a check mark you can click to see the count.

Step 3

Copy the block of code displayed on the page, and then paste the code into the Posting Description field when creating or editing your Craigslist ad.

Step 4

Publish your ad as you would normally. Open the ad from the Craigslist website at any time to check the current count.

Codbag.com

Step 1

Navigate to the Codbag.com hit counter page (link in Resources).

Step 2

Select the color, size and font you want to use for your hit counter, and then click "I Like It! Gimme the Code."

Step 3

Copy the block of code displayed on the next page, and then paste the code into the Posting Description field when creating or editing your Craigslist ad.

Step 4

Publish your ad as you would normally. Open the ad from the Craigslist website at any time to check the current count.