CL AutoPilot automatically renews and reposts Craigslist ads, does live-ad-checking every hour, and visits ads to bump page views to stop 'Flagged for Removal's.
Manages up to 100 ads at once (up to 10 accounts with 100 ads shared).
Ads are auto-renewed at a schedule you set, every 48 hours max, although can be set to check for 'renew' link everyday.
AutoPilot is a macro-enabled Excel file, so MS Office must be installed.
Ad performance indicators in AutoPilot. Each tracked ad has 3 rows to its right, showing codes describing the ad's status. Row 1 will show one of the following: A - Active - ad shows as Active in 'my account' E - Expired - ad shows as Expired in 'my account' D - Deleted - ad shows as Deleted in 'my account' X - Login error - could not log in to a Craigslist account U - Unknown error - some other error in trying to get ad status Row 2 will show either: R - Renewed - appears when an ad is successfully renewed / - Renew unavail - appears when renew option isn't found Row 3 will show one of these indicators: S - ad is Scheduled (calendar visualization) - appears when you set an ad's posting frequency L - Live - appears when an ad is found live during ad checks (hourly or other interval you set) N - Not live - appears when an ad is found not live during ad checks (hourly or other)
If an ad shows A (Active) and N (Not live) at the same time it means the ad is ghosted (Craigslist wants you to think it's live, but searching for the actual ad reveals it's not indexed).
AutoPilot automates the Internet Explorer browser to renew/repost ads and do live ad checks. Live ad checks let you know if ads are live, or not live due to flagging and/or ghosting. and are performed by searching Craigslist for each ad's posting ID # within their section.