Craigslist autoposting

by bryson
6 replies
I was on Craigslist and found this ad that linked to a blog post and this is what the guy claimed

"I post this blog to every subdomain in craigslist.com the world over and never get in trouble for it."

Anyone, have a clue how this might be done?
#autoposting #craigslist
  • Profile picture of the author MacMiller
    It is not impossible to post in every city in craigslist with the same ad. Was his ad plain text or an image? If it was plain text, then there had to have been hidden HTML characters to make it appear "unique" to cl. If it was an image, he just had to name the image differently for every post.

    That being said, posting today is MUCH more difficult than it was a few years ago. The cost to run PVA's, proxies, and then have the risk of ghosting is just too much for many people to handle.

    I am not saying it ISN'T possible.. but his claim is very, very large.
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    • Profile picture of the author bryson
      Nothing special. He is probably using your second option.

      <br> <div id="userbody"> Okay there's a really important reason why specific things I say here are key to seeing the heart of this concept.<br> More people buy cars on Craigslist for the purpose of reselling, than people who buy for personal use:<br> <a href="http://freeautosearch.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-dealers-compete-for-you.html" rel="nofollow">http://freeautosearch.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-dealers-compete-for-you.html</a><br> <!-- START CLTAGS -->
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  • Profile picture of the author bryson
    It was text with a link, I will go back there and take a look at the source code
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    • Profile picture of the author MacMiller
      Originally Posted by bryson View Post

      It was text with a link, I will go back there and take a look at the source code
      Hmm that would be very tough to post over and over and over again. Did he actually have any proof on his blog? Or was it just an empty claim?
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      • Profile picture of the author bryson
        Originally Posted by MacMiller View Post

        Hmm that would be very tough to post over and over and over again. Did he actually have any proof on his blog? Or was it just an empty claim?
        I didn't see any proof, his blog is more geared to selling cars as an inde.
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  • Profile picture of the author MacMiller
    Hey may think that he is getting away with it, but Craigslist is probably ghosting his ads.

    They have not allowed live links in posts (especially spammy posts) for years!

    He posts the ad, and HE can go to it and see it. BUT, if he goes onto another computer/IP and tried to find the ad he just posted its not there. "Ghosted"
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