Leads River - Craigslist web dev leads in your inbox daily.


Leads River

Suspended

Client

— Me (Marc Gayle)

Year

— 2012

Project overview

A web application that crawls Craigslist for potential sales leads of web development and design services, that then emails a daily list of these leads to subscribers.

This has been suspended due to a low response rate of leads. Craigslist doesn't provide an API, so there is no way to confirm whether or not the poster of a Craigslist ad actually received an email from our users. As a result of that the response rate was abnormally low.
Also, the initial email service provider banned the service because they don't allow 'lead generation emails' being sent from their service.

Technology

  • HTML / CSS
  • Ruby, Rails
  • Nokogiri, PostgreSQL
  • Hosted on Heroku

Category

#web-crawler, #xml-parsing