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Craigslist posting software

Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' started by mstrain, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. mstrain

    mstrain Registered Member

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    We operate an automotive classified website. One of the tools we are developing is a manual craigslist posting tool. Our users have the ability to take an ad generated on our site and automatically pre-fill that same ad into a Craigslist post in seconds. How it works is, after a vehicle is listed on our site the user has the ability to post that ad to Craigslist with all the photos and html included without having to copy and paste anything. Here?s the sequence of events:
    1.) Post vehicle to our site

    2.) Click the ?publish? link
    3.) Choose the ad template and Craigslist location and click continue
    4.) Our site opens up a Craigslist window and populates the ad for the user
    5.) User clicks continue and solves the Captcha

    The issue takes place between our system populating the ad and then the user clicking continue and solving the Captcha. This is an issue because Craigslist sees our IP address when our site opens the new window and populates the ad. Then the user takes over and finishes the ad with their own IP address. Craigslist filters don?t like the double IP address and half our ads get ghosted.

    What we need:

    After our site generates the ad to be placed on Craigslist we need a way to copy and paste that info into the corresponding locations on Craigslist (Title, Price, Location, Description, and 4 photos). All the communication with Craigslist needs to look like it?s coming from the users IP address and nothing is coming from my servers.


    Anyone with experience or suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. angelas111

    angelas111 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    there are already services that do this for car dealers. they syndicate inventory to various classifieds sites and do like 2 click postings for craigslist. they make the ad template and basically does what you are saying. i could give you a list of them if you want. maybe you could investigate them and find the answer to your question. they all tried to sell me and i don't need them as long as i have clad.

    perhaps a desktop app would solve the issue. are your users private owners or dealers?
     
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  3. mstrain

    mstrain Registered Member

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    That list would be great. I also run CLAD for my local dealers but this tool is more for the private party and small dealer who doesn't want to pay big money for a posting tool. Thank you.
     
  4. Centurian

    Centurian Newbie

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    Where can I get CLAD?

    Did you come up with a method/service for small operations?
     
  5. saturnx08

    saturnx08 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hi, I can help you with the Craigslist Software. If someone interested could PM me.

    Looking forward to it.
     
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  6. Suzuki762

    Suzuki762 Newbie

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    I'm interested in your flagging software Saturnx08. I don't have 15 posts yet so I can't PM you though.
     
  7. seojerry

    seojerry Newbie

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    don't start flagging others.
     
  8. stis638

    stis638 Registered Member

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    Hi,
    Can you pm me with your information? Thanks.