We accept varying manifest formats for liners. However, the following basic requirements must be met:
- The manifest must contain one or more ads, all of which must be from business customers rather than private individuals.
- Each ad must have HTML content, a start date, and an end date, and may have one or more image filenames.
- Each ad must include business data, or reference business data found elsewhere in the manifest.
- Each business must include a name and either phone or address data.
Please note that we will happily include as many images as you like with each ad, but make sure their file names are referenced in the manifest. For liners, we can accept images in .jpg and .png format.
Similarly to display ad manifests, we recommend exporting your liner manifest as an XML. Below is an example export from a common classified software system.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<ad property_id="538" property_adid="1522097">
<category_id type="property" scheme="PA - OR Source">645</category_id>
<b>RAMBLER 1963 American </b>
<div align="center"> 12,860 miles, 6 cylinder, some <br />
<div align="center"> surface rust on trunk, Arizona <br />
<div align="center"> car, runs good! $3,800. <br />
<div align="center"> Call Bud: <b>724-231-8676</b>
<address_1><![CDATA[ 68 SOUTH ST PO BOX 411 ]]></address_1>
Don't worry! Ad order entry systems, whether well-known software or in-house solutions, vary significantly from partner to partner. For this reason, generating manifests and sending manifests has required many unique iterations over the years. If you have questions or concerns, contact our Onboarding Team. They will work with you to figure out the best manifest solution for your current system.