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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Auto posting or manual posting for craigslist?

I frequently face this question whether it is a wise decision to use an auto-poster software for posting ads on craigs list.
Well, the auto-posting software will save your time a lot particularly it it has CAPTCHA recognition module. But a software can't solve all the issues related with craigslist posting. You must have enough knowledge of how craig's spam filter works and what the category specific restrictions on craigslist to get success. For example, if you try to use an image while posting in jobs section, no software will help you. Because, image is simply forbidden in jobs section (although it's not mentioned anywhere on craiglist).
Another great issue is IP address. You have to find out an way to change IP address while using the auto-poster. This may be built-in feature of the software or may be done using another program. Remember no software can change IP address itself unless you have a source of different IPs (dynamic IPs). If you are using free web proxies to change IP, auto-poster is of no help for you.
Another point is that setting up everything on an auto-poster initially take significant time. So it will not save your time unless you continue for long time.

On the other hand, advantages are that with auto-posting software you may post at perfect scheduled time & immediate reposting may be done if the ad is flagged by the visitors.

In general use of auto-posters is not suggested and it is against TOS of craigslist.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Recently Craigslist filed lawsuits against various auto posting software sellers.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
we are do provide some software that can be used by craigslist.cm
but we do not provid auto posting solutions.

Craigslist is great site , lets respect Terms of CL.

http://scrappingexpert.com
The data Extraction Specialist.

Jae said...

auto poster software sounds enticing indeed, but I don't see how it can be effective when Craigslist uses phone recoginition to prevent spamming.

How does auto-posting get around that?

DeadBrokeTim said...

Check this out to get some more craigslist tips
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not a auto posting sight though

Anonymous said...

I am looking at an auto poster due to flaggers deleting my three ads that I post for legitimate items. I am not looking to post in multiple categories or multiple cities, just to have the ads reposted after the flaggers delete them. No one seems to mind that they make auto flaggers, so why not an auto reposter that simply posts the ad again. I have contacted craiglist about this problem and they just don't care about the flaggers.

Anonymous said...

I don't use an autoposter, but I do use a site called www.slipdex.com to make webpage style ads. It is quick to make multiple ads, allows image uplaod, ad perfromance tracking, a bunch of features for free. It's a nice set up.

Jason

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