Performing a Craigslist search sounds easy enough, right? However, you may soon run into a problem. It isn't as easy as you originally thought. The website and service is a great concept. It aims to connect local buyers and sellers, employers with job seekers, landlords with tenants, and so forth. For that reason, the website is city based. To perform a search, you must select your state and the nearest city from the main page. When you search, you search that city only.