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Advice on Craigslist ad posting services

Jul 25, 2011
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I have worked for 5 dealerships, 2 franchise and 3 independent. I am familiar with Homenet, Cargigi, Ecarlist, Ebizautos,V12 and PGI's posting tool. While an automated system sounds great, it is the #1 No-No clearly pointed out in the Terms of Use on Craigslist. I do agree, yes, Craigslist does not like symbols and little dashes. But I have had great success with inventory going up daily and with leaving up my old ads. I tried your method. Calls and click-throughs dropped dramatically. So lets talk about tools. If you're looking for the fastest, most effective highest show rate tool, PGI's Posting Platform is by far superior to any tool on the market. 17 seconds to manual post an ad. With text and image based templates, the ads are secure. Well, now you are saying "this guy works for them" ...You're right! I have been using Craigslist since 2003. I can call my self a GURU of CL. That's why I work for PGI. I am not saying that the other tools are ineffective. But I am saying PGI has definitely separated themselves from the rest.
 
Aug 17, 2011
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Auto-posting isn't done. We still provide automated postings for hundreds of dealers with a very high degree of success. It is a very complicated system to get around all of the ghosting and flagging, but we have been up to the challenge and continue to make it work. I'm sure other vendors are still having success as well.
CRAIGSLIST TERMS OF USE CLEARLY STATES:
Additionally, you agree not to:
y) use any form of automated device or computer program that enables the
submission of postings on craigslist without each posting being manually
entered by the author thereof (an "automated posting device"), including
without limitation, the use of any such automated posting device to submit
postings in bulk, or for automatic submission of postings at regular intervals.

So I would agree, Automated systems are done. And if you're not; you will be. Its only a matter of time before all of your postings disappear from Craigslist and your hundreds of dealers will be calling you wondering where their postings are. When they call, you can refer them to me. PGI's tool provides the ability to post manually (which is within CL's terms of use), each posting takes roughly 15-20 seconds to complete (which I do believe is just as fast, if not faster than any automated system anyway) and our clients like knowing they're following the rules.
 
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Jul 25, 2011
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CRAIGSLIST TERMS OF USE CLEARLY STATES:
Additionally, you agree not to:
y) use any form of automated device or computer program that enables the
submission of postings on craigslist without each posting being manually
entered by the author thereof (an "automated posting device"), including
without limitation, the use of any such automated posting device to submit
postings in bulk, or for automatic submission of postings at regular intervals.

So I would agree, Automated systems are done. And if you're not; you will be. Its only a matter of time before all of your postings disappear from Craigslist and your hundreds of dealers will be calling you wondering where their postings are. When they call, you can refer them to me. PGI's tool provides the ability to post manually (which is within CL's terms of use), each posting takes roughly 15-20 seconds to complete (which I do believe is just as fast, if not faster than any automated system anyway) and our clients like knowing they're following the rules.


Great point Jim !! Also keep in mind a computer can't auto adjust to CL changes a human has to do that ;)
 

yagoparamo

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So 20 posts per day per dealer? Seems low? I can help you get to real volume if you need....

@avadealers I am excited to see which direction cargigi will be going, should be interesting...
The math doesnt quite work that way... We got some dealers with tiny inventory (20 cars) and some with 500 units. Volumes will depend on that.
 

yagoparamo

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Sorry mate, have to disagree with what you are doing.

seattle cars & trucks - all classifieds "harris ford 5271B" - craigslist

Same car posted 1 -2 times a day to spam the area? Haven't you had issue by doing this?

We post for dealers also, but only 1 time, and delete the days before before posting again..Therefore, not spamming.

My 2 cents, and good luck to you.
This is a very unique dealer; 3 physical store locations with different names yet one inventory system/database/DMS. So things get posted some times crossing the dealers.

If you look close you will see that in this case we have the cars posted 72 hours max. In reality we shoot for 48 hours max and try to keep CL clean. Something must have happened that the guys decided to keep une batch up.

You also must know the area, it is insane. Some dealers post 5 times per day using even multiple companies: seattle cars & trucks - all classifieds "carson" - craigslist=

In Seattle cars.com is dead and Autotrader in the ropes. CL means biz for this state and that is why we have had to learn fast and hard.
 
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CARTER.BECKER76

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I had work with (classifiedadposter) (com) they are gave me a best ad posting service in my experience . You can also try out with them.
 
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searching the Craigslist for a tahoe i found it at diamon motors 2 days ago. now i'm a happy tahoe owner and the suv looks very well babied and solid. looks that craigslit it's a reliable market for dealers.
daniel
 
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