Im looking for a robust online, web based craigslist posting tool. This is an ongoing project, which will require your attention on a regular basis. The user interface should be easily navigable and provide the following for the client.
The ability to post one ad in multiple sites, many ads to many cities, or Individual ads to specific cities (this would depend on the user). Each ad would have to seem like a different ad to craigslist to avoid getting banned or flagged. So, you must have an indepth knowledge of craigslist and their system. It doesnt matter what you put in the title and description, craigs will discover it somehow, so be prepared for constant change, it's not an easy job. the software would have to seem to come from different ip's so in addition there must be a way of rotating many many ip addresses, all tested in advance to work with craigslist. There should be a way of searching for proxies that work with craigslist too, many dont, and craigslist ban them as soon as they find out about them. Each email used to post must be/seem different to craigslist. This used to be with catchall emails, but these only work in certain circumstances, separate emails may be a way forward. The 5 letter verification word must be automatically filled in. Craigs cant have more than say 50,000 to 100,000 words, these could be stored and referred to. The script would fill in the ad, enter the verification word, post the ad, then publish the ad, and delete any previous ones if needed. If the client wants the reply emails forwarded then this must be an option too.
As far as the admin end goes, there must be ways of keeping track of clients and all their uses of the site. payment methods should be built in to the system.
In short, the client should be able to post to a schedule, and seem to craigslist that he is only posting 1 ad from 1 email and 1 ip address. This is, as i said, an ongoing project and requires an indepth knowledge of craigslist and its workings, and also requires a very flexible system to accomodate their changes and systems. Ahh, also there should be an affiliate section too. If you think you have the experience and can make a simple but robust system, for which you are willing to provide ongoing support, then please bid away. There could be some sort of profit sharing for the best in depth tender. Please dont just include contact details. I would like some fresh ideas onhow you will overcome the many craigs systems and staff. Thanks in advance.