Add your advertisements from your website to the search results of CityList Cars/Bikes
We just need an XML feed of your job advertisements and shortly these will visible within the search results for CityList Cars and Motorbikes.
An XML feed is a simple text file with specific formatting (XML) that contains its own structured information of your car and motorbike advertisements.
Making an XML feed for car and motorbike advertisements is simple to do using any programming language, even the one which runs your web site.
|<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>|
<!DOCTYPE feed SYSTEM "http://www.verthink.com/dtd/car-1.0.dtd">
|XML file header. The encoding must be UTF-8; of course the textual content must be encoded in UTF-8. Obligatory.|
|feed||This is root node and contains the XML Feed of CityList Cars/Bikes. Obligatory.|
|feed/version||The version number of XML Feed of CityList Cars/Bikes: currently 1.0. Obligatory.|
|feed/info||The node contains all the information relating to the specific feed. Obligatory.|
|feed/info/publisher||Information relating to the publisher. Obligatory.|
|feed/info/publisher/name||The name of the publisher. Example: "Sale Cars Inc.". Obligatory.|
|feed/info/publisher/site||The publisher web site. Example: "http://www.example.com/". Obligatory.|
|feed/info/publisher/email||Publisher's XML Feed mail address. Example: "email@example.com". Obligatory.|
|feed/info/build-date||XML Feed build date (not of the programme that generates the feed itself) formatted like so: RFC 2822. Example: "Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:29:57 +0100" Obligatory.|
|feed/info/engine||For CityList Cars/Bikes this value is always "car". Obligatory.|
|feed/info/multipage||This macro-node contains information relating to multipage feeds where the number of advertisements is very high. An XML Feed can in fact be divided into several pages of smaller sizes. Is recommended not to exceed, for a single feed, about 1.000 ads.|
|feed/info/multipage/base-url||The node contains the base URL of the feed without the parameter that controls the required page number. Obligatory if multipage.|
|feed/info/multipage/page-param||This node contains the name of the parameter to add to the URL in the format "?param_name=value" (HTTP GET request only). Obligatory if multipage.|
|feed/info/multipage/pages||The pages node contains information on the current page and on the last page available. Obligatory if multipage.|
|feed/info/multipage/pages/current||This node contains the feed page number currently generated (must be equal to the value of the parameter page-param the GET request sent or to the value "1" if the request has been carried out without specifying any parameter). The request which comes next will be made with this value increased by 1 (up to the value of the nodelast, included). Obligatory if multipage.|
|feed/info/multipage/pages/last||This node contains the number of the last feed page. CityList Cars/Bikes will run through all the pages from 1 to the number in this parameter. Obligatory if multipage.|
|feed/items||The items node contains the number of all ads inside item nodes. Obligatory.|
|feed/items/item[@kind]||The item node contains information related to a single ad.|
It's obligatory to specify an attribute kind that can be one of these values:
Obligatory tag and attribute @kind.
- new : all obligatory nodes must be specified; ad is treated as new and is indexed;
- deleted : ad is deleted from index. The only node that is obligatory to specify is unique-reference.
|feed/items/item/metadata||This macro-node contains descriptive information of the advertisement. Obligatory.|
|feed/items/item/metadata/unique-reference||This is the most important node of the macro-node metadata: it contains the identifier of the advertisement.|
We use this identifier to refer to the inserted advertisement. If the identifier exists already in our indices (for the same publisher/name) it will be discarded (if you run an operation[@kind = "new"]) or deleted (if you run an operation[@kind = "deleted"]).
|feed/items/item/metadata/url||The node contains the URL of this advertisement. This address will be used in the pages of the results to lead the user to the display of the advertisement on the site of the publisher. Obligatory.|
|feed/items/item/metadata/date-publishing||Date of publication of the advertisement on the site of the publisher (for the specification of the date format see feed/info/build-date). Obligatory.|
|feed/items/item/metadata/date-expiration||Date of expiry of the advertisement. After this date the advertisement might be removed from our indices (for the specification for the date format see feed/info/build-date).|
|feed/items/item/metadata/location||This macro-node contains information relative to the locations of this car or motorbike. Obligatory.|
|feed/items/item/metadata/location/address||Full address in the form "Street name and number, Zip code, City, State, USA".|
|feed/items/item/metadata/location/country-code||Nation code in ISO 3166 (Alpha 2) format. Obligatory.|
|feed/items/item/metadata/location/administrative-area||The Administrative Area relative to location.|
|feed/items/item/metadata/location/sub-administrative-area||The Sub-Administrative Area relative to location.|
|feed/items/item/metadata/location/locality||The city (locality) relative to location.|
|feed/items/item/metadata/location/thoroughfare||The thoroughfare relative to location.|
|feed/items/item/metadata/location/postal-code-number||Postal (Zip) Code |
|feed/items/item/metadata/location/longitude||The exact longitude relative to location (in the interval +180/-180 to referer 180° EAST/180° WEST)|
|feed/items/item/metadata/location/latitude||The exact latitude relative to location (in the interval +90/-90 to referer 90° NORD/90° SUD)|
|feed/items/item/metadata/contact||This macro-node contains information related to contacts of this car or bike.|
|feed/items/item/metadata/contact/advertiser||The advertiser that sells this car or motorbike.|
|feed/items/item/metadata/contact/email||Email address of feed/items/item/metadata/contact/advertiser.|
|feed/items/item/metadata/contact/phone-number||Telephone number of feed/items/item/metadata/contact/advertiser. This node may be repeated more than once to indicate more telephone numbers.|
|feed/items/item/make||Make (brand) of car or motorbike. Example: "Nissan". Obligatory.|
|feed/items/item/model||Model of car or motorbike. Example: "Altima". Obligatory.|
|feed/items/item/condition||New or used? Admitted values are:
- N: New car or motorbike;
- U: Used car or motorbike.
|feed/items/item/car-type||Car or motorbike type. Admitted values are:
- compact car
- sport utility
- station wagon
- commercial vehicles
- vintage car
- race car
|feed/items/item/year||Year of registration of car or motorbike.|
|feed/items/item/mileage[@unit]||Car or motorbike mileage. Attribute unit must be in:
- km: kilometers;
- miles: miles.
|feed/items/item/exterior-color||The exterior main color of car or motorbike. Example: "Red".|
|feed/items/item/interior-color||The interior main color of car. Example: "Gray".|
|feed/items/item/engine-power[@unit]||The engine power. Attribute value unit must be in:
- horsepower: horse power;
- kilowatt: kilowatt.
|feed/items/item/engine-displacement[@unit]||The engine displacement. Attribute value unit must be in:
- cm3: cubic centimeters;
- in3: cubic inches.
- L: liters.
|feed/items/item/fuel-type||The fuel type. Value must be:
This node can be multiple: more than one fuel type may be specified, but each type in its own single fuel-type node.
- gasoline (alias: unleaded)
- diesel (alias: gas oil)
- gas (alias: lpg)
- grain alcohol (alias: ethanol)
|feed/items/item/doors||The doors of the car (zero if motorbike).|
|feed/items/item/transmission-gear||The gear shift transmission. Value must be:
- A: automatic gear;
- M: manual gear.
|feed/items/item/emission-standard||The emission standard. Values may be:
|feed/items/item/price[@currency]||The car or motorbike price. @Currency must be specified in ISO 4217 format. Example: "USD".|
|feed/items/item/description||Detailed and complete text of the car or motorbike description. May not contain HTML tags and must be obviously coded in UTF-8. This text must not be truncated or shortened.|
|feed/items/item/pictures||This macro-node contains URLs to car or motorbike images. This node may contain several sub-nodes of type picture-url in the event of more vehicle images.|
|feed/items/item/pictures/picture-url||URL of photo. JPG is the admitted format. Obligatory if there is a pictures macro-node.|
Use this form to inform the staff of CityList Cars and Bikes about an XML feed of cars and bikes ads.