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 Chapter - 7.6 Hot List Promotion

Note: For Package Pay Mode + 2CheckOut configuration only, follow instructions in Merchant Accounts Configuration > 2checkout Account Configuration > Credits Mode Specific Configuration to prepare your 2CheckOut account for credits purchase. That is because Hot List feature purchase requires a certain amount of credits be purchased or available on user account.


7.6.1 How does this work? (Credits Mode)

User submits an ad and then decides to add it to the Hot List. A link for Hot List promotion displayed for every non-Hot ad at the users’ ads list (viewuserlist.asp). Clicking the "Add to Hot List" link would result in the following:

  • If users have enough credits to cover the cost of the hot list promotion, they are prompted with a final message and a button. Clicking the button would add the ad to the Hot List, deduct appropriate amount of credits from their account and increase the price of the ad (for future repost process).
  • If they do not have enough credits, a payment form presented to the users. After they purchase enough credits, they can go to All Users’ Ads page and submit desired ad to the hot list.

The Hot list promotion price calculated from the scheme linked to the category, which the ad was submitted to.

The process is irreversible. Meaning once the ad is in a hot list, it cannot be taken out by a user (administrator can still remove it from Hot List).


7.6.2 How does this work? (Package Mode)

User submits an ad and then decides to add it to the Hot List. A link for Hot List promotion displayed for every non-Hot ad at the users’ ads list (viewuserlist.asp).

An Immediate Promotion

Clicking the "Add to Hot List" link would result in Hot List Promotion right away if:

  1. Users’ current package allows posting in a Hot List but user did not take that opportunity during ad submission.
  2. Users’ current package allows posting in a Hot List but the ad was previously submitted while user package did not allow listing in the "Hot List".

Buying promotion

In the case if current users’ package does not allow free Hot List promotion, certain amount credits must be paid for this promotion.

The price for the promotion to the Hot List calculated from the scheme linked to a category, which selected ad belongs to (See chapter 7.2 for assigning Hot List price within the scheme).

The quickest way to set the Hot List price, is to use a "default" scheme and link it to all categories (again see chapter 7.2)

You may vary the Hot List price for specific categories by setting a different price for the Hot List in different schemes and then linking them to appropriate category(s).

Clicking the "Add to Hot List" link would result in the following:

  • If users have enough credits to cover the cost of the hot list promotion, they are prompted with a final message and a button. Clicking the button would add the ad to the Hot List, deduct appropriate amount of credits from their account and increase the price of the ad (for future repost process).
  • If they do not have enough credits, a payment form presented to the users. After they purchase enough credits, they can go to All Users’ Ads page and submit desired ad to the hot list.


The current credits level displayed from now on at the pop-up window with current package information (when they click a package name next to their user names at the top menu).

Note: if at some point you would like NOT to display credit to users, open view_packinfo.asp and set displayCredits = False at the top of the page.
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