Austin TX Real Estate - Hill Country Austin Lakeway Homes for Sale: Craigslist DELETED all vFlyers AGAIN!!

Craigslist DELETED all vFlyers AGAIN!!

I'm livid!!  I just went to check all my vFlyer activity for the weekend and there were absolutely no viewings on Saturday or Sunday and Friday had very few showings for ALL my ads.  I went into Craigslist to check my account and they "Staff Deleted" all of them.  Keep in mind that Staff Deleted is completely different than a post being "flagged" by others.

Has anyone else checked their accounts?  I have emailed vFlyer support about this as I'm curious on why they didn't send out an email like they did last time.  I prefer vFlyers because of the tracking, but I'm about to be forced to go back to Postlets if this doesn't get resolved.

Anyone else who uses vFlyer, please bombard their Tech Support so we can get this resolved ASAP!

The email address I used was the address they emailed me from: support@vflyer.com

Comment balloon 25 commentsDonna Harris • January 08 2007 04:27PM

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Hello

I noticed that last night. I just thought it might be fluke. But it appears not to be a random event. I am going to tryt to email and see what the reason is. If anyone else knows please fill us in. I will let you know when I find out. HUMMM!!!

      
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IDDateSiteCategoryTitleFee
258820797Jan 06 07sforeal estate for saleOPEN HOUSE Sunday 1 to 4 Jan 7th
257708891Jan 04 07sforeal estate for saleOpen house Jan 7th 1pm to 4pm
167455909Jun 02 06sfogarage salesTrio Court Multi-Family Garage Sale!!!
167101947Jun 01 06sfogarage salesMULTI-FAMILY COURT SALE
110155630Nov 09 05sfofurnitureIt has to go ASAP
109615233Nov 07 05sfofurnitureIt all needs to go - Moviing

Posted by Michelle j. (In limbo right now) over 11 years ago
257439939Jan 04 07dalreal estate for saleGolf Course Community in Las Colinas- Gated & Guarded- over 4500 sqft!
257438999Jan 04 07dalreal estate for saleFrisco- 5/4/3 Open Floorplan with Gameroom & Hardwoods and huge yard!
257437983Jan 04 07dalreal estate for saleFrisco- 4/3.5/3 plus Study, Media & GameRoom. Room for everyone!
257437042Jan 04 07dalreal estate for saleGreat house built in 1999! Open Floorplan, hardwoods, loft, large yard
257436324Jan 04 07dalreal estate for saleGreat House in Bedford! Many updates including the Kitchen; HUGE yard
253718289Dec 26 06dalreal estate for saleGated and Guarded Community in Las Colinas- Golf Course- 4500+ sqft
253717482Dec 26 06dalreal estate for saleFrisco- 5 Beds, 4 Baths, GameRoom,HUGE Backyard, Granite, Hardwoods...
253716702Dec 26 06dalreal estate for saleFrisco- 4 beds, Study, Media & GameRoom, almost 4000 sqft!!
253714965Dec 26 06dalreal estate for saleGreat House with Hardwoods, Loft, Open Floorplan, and HUGE Backyard!
253712756Dec 26 06dalreal estate for saleBedford: New Kitchen and many other updates throughout!
250549538Dec 18 06dalreal estate for saleFrisco- 4 beds, study, media & gameroom; many upgrades throughout!
250548327Dec 18 06dalreal estate for saleFrisco-Great house, Great community! 5 beds;4 baths;3 car garage, more
250540976Dec 18 06dalreal estate for saleLas Colinas-Gated &Guarded Community-Media & Gameroom,quality upgrades
250539801Dec 18 06dalreal estate for saleLower Greenville Area- Full Duplex with Bamboo Floors, Granite, & more
250538477Dec 18 06dalreal estate for saleGreat house with Hardwoods, Loft, and Huge Yard- Price just reduced!
250537855Dec 18 06dalreal estate for saleBedford; Great house with many updates and HUGE yard with Koi Pond
And there are many more than that as they go back to Nov 28 when I first heard of vFlyer.  Thanks for sending in an email as well... hopefully someone will hear back soon.
Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 11 years ago
I also just sent an email to abuse@craigslist.org since I've received fast responses from them in the past.
Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 11 years ago

Here is a forum on craigslist regarding Vflyer.com :

http://forums.craigslist.org/?act=RSR&forumID=3&SQ=vflyer&offset=0

 It has some info but mostly speculation on why it is being removed.

MJ

Posted by Michelle j. (In limbo right now) over 11 years ago
Same thing for me.  I am a new vFlyer user, so I did not understand what the problem was.  I thought it was my content or something...
Posted by Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky, Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel (Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel) over 11 years ago
I read the link above and everything is from back in December.  vFlyer fixed their code accordingly and I didn't see anything mentioned that was current.  I wonder who will respond first, craigslist or vFlyer!
Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 11 years ago

Me too!!! Grrrrr! I was thinking it was only mine.  Donna, I posted mine in January and they where also deleted by craig's list staff.  Have you heard anything else on this?

Posted by Blanca Cholewczynski, XCO (U) over 11 years ago
So did vFlyer change their code so it doesn't get paid per click? I was using Postlets, but like vFlyer better.
Posted by Dee Copeland, Principal Broker (Copeland Group Realty) over 11 years ago
vFlyer changed their code according to what Craigslist wanted them to according to the vFlyer rep who posted on the craigslist forum in the link further up in the comments that Michelle posted.  When you go to vFlyer and try to copy and paste your code, there are two specific codes.  One specifically says it's the Craigslist html.  Why they were happy with it for a few days and now not happy, I don't know as it's after 10pm Central time and neither company has responded. 
Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 11 years ago

I got an automated response from craigslist pointing me to faq section. I have yet to respond to that. Hopefully we will get some answers soon.

 

MJ

Posted by Michelle j. (In limbo right now) over 11 years ago

Here is the response I got.  It looks like we just need to repost them again and see what happens:

Message details:
From: Aaron Sperling
Email: asperling@vflyer.com
Subject: Craigslist/vFlyer

Donna,

I can understand your frustration. A couple weeks ago we elicited feedback from Craigslist management. They requested that we make a few changes to the flyer that was being used on Craigslist which we promptly did. Late last week, some customers told us that their flyers had been deleted by staff. We contacted Craigslist management immediately. After a few email exchanges, we were told that the flyers deleted were mostly flyers using the old format. They also expressed that they didn't have a problem with the new vflyer format. I hope you continue using our service. The silver-lining is that we feel that we have already made all the changes to support requests made by Craigslist management. Other services have yet to go through this process.

I am sorry about not responding sooner. I honestly didn't see you email. I personally respond to most of our support emails.

Aaron Sperling

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 11 years ago

Donna,

Thanks for the post. This whole concept of vflyers is new to me. Could you elaborate?

Posted by William Collins, Director of Property and Asset Management (ERA Queen City Realty) over 11 years ago

William,

vFlyer is easy.  Just go to vFlyer.com and create a new account and then create a flyer.  They take you step by step as most are drop down menus.

Here's a link to one of mine: http://dallasrealestate.vflyer.com/4/index.html

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 11 years ago
I just noticed today that mine was deleted too, and I just made and posted it on Friday.  That couldn't be the one with the old code, could it?
Posted by Kelly Barthlow (RE/MAX Premier Realty) over 11 years ago
Kelly, I know I wasn't using the old code.  I think someone at Craigslist just went and deleted them all without checking.  Mine have been reposted and so far, so good.  Craigslist still has not responded to my email.
Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 11 years ago

Its been two days and I am still active. :) Keeping my fingers crossed that they fixed it.

 MJ

Posted by Michelle j. (In limbo right now) over 11 years ago

Latest from Vflyer.com:

Note: As of Jan 10th 2007, new views of the flyer on Craigslist are not being tracked. This change was made upon the request by Craigslist.

This is a huge bummer consider most of my traffic comes from craigslist. I like to see the numbers. :(

Well on a better note: We will be able to post on craigslist using vflyer. :)

 

MJ

Posted by Michelle j. (In limbo right now) over 11 years ago

I got a personal call from Aaron this evening, the guy who wrote the email above.  He said that Craigslist didn't realize that the initial code had tracking in them so he freaked out about people's privacy.  The code is still there for basic online postings, except for Craigslist.  I just kept pointing out that the tracking was the main part of the ad so I could show my sellers that we might only have X amount of showings, but we've had XYZ amount of views online.  He said they're working on some other changes and they're hoping Craigslist will come around and allow them to add the tracking back in... blah blah blah. 

There's that other company that has tracking on their ads too, but when I went to input a listing, it didn't like my zip code and their support hasn't responded back to me and that's been over a week as well... By the way, Craigslist has not responded since my inquiry last week, though there was a big trade show in NY that Craig was at along with the vFlyer guys.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 11 years ago
Hopefully everything has worked out on this.  I think Craigslist has gotten better in recent months for allowing people to advertise their properties.
Posted by Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F (Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

My company offers a custom template program with unlimited listing for $19.95. Check us out at www.weblisters.net. All our templates abide by craigslist rules.

Shawn 

Posted by Delete Delete (Delete) over 10 years ago

Please keep us posted on what you find out.  I believe the answers will be very helpful to many of us.

Posted by Jeffrey Richman, Lease/Purchase Specialist & Unclaimed Money Player (Immediate Home Solutions & U.S. Financial Funding, LLC) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the post. I was thinking of using Vflyer to post listings up opn craigslist but seems like there was a lot of trouble with the vflyers. I hope they really got it fixed by now. Seems like a great website to make free flyers

Posted by Winston Westbrook (Westbrook National Real Estate Co) over 9 years ago

Sounds like the staff at Craigslist just went through and deleted all vflyer posts not checking to see if it was posted with the new or old code.  Hope they are more careful in the future.

Posted by Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist (RE/MAX Stars Realty) over 8 years ago

Can they do that? I just started using VFLYERS.

Posted by Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, SRES, CMRS, 'Helping You Make the Best Move" (ERA Key Realty~Worcester County Realty Group) about 8 years ago

This is STILL an ISSUE!  Now I need to find the time to locate a contact to re-raise the issue...

Posted by Lisa Moroniak, SFR - Short Sale & Foreclosure Certified (Keller Williams Realty | Northern Virginia | 703.635.0388) over 7 years ago

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