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Hi, Is it possible to receive an email notification whenever an offer is removed by the vendor ? for instance I had no way to know that http://bestsecuritytips.tradepub.com/free/w_msf73/ has been disabled by you. One can't spend the whole day trying each link in order to see the valid offers. Thanks.
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Hi Bestsecurity,
This is a feature that has been requested a few times and it is on our list of future enhancements. At this time there is no notification system but we will be adding one in the coming months.

Although we don't have a function to tell you each and every time one single offer is removed, we do have an XML catalog you may be interested in leveraging.

The XML file refreshes multiple times per day. If any new content is added, the content is automatically updated on the XML file and if offers are expired they "disappear" from this file.

The catalog includes about a dozen or so different data attributes per offer allowing you a ton of flexibility in how you re-purpose and integrate our content.

Here’s the information about the XML feed:

The feed contains the following fields for each publication in our catalog:
- Name of the Publication
- Category Code (See below for full category names)
- our code for each pub
- Short description (one line)
- Long description (one paragraph, with HTML tags)
- meta tags for the pub, if you want to drive search
- URL for the pub "splash" page, which has more info on the pub
- Subscription URL (qualification form) for the pub
- Name of the image file
- Full URL for the pub image

The catalog is refreshed daily at 1 AM (PST). There are daily updates to the catalog — adds, drops, and form changes — so it is important that you update your copy of the catalog on a regular basis (preferably daily; no less than weekly) to ensure that your list of pubs is always current.

Our live catalog feed is available in raw XML:
http://cts.tradepub.com/cts3/?ptnr=bestsecuritytips&fmt=xml&ver=02

or CSV format:

http://cts.tradepub.com/cts3/?ptnr=bestsecuritytips&fmt=csv&fmt=csv
&ver=02&tbl=TABLE

** for other partners, please swap out "bestsecuritytips" with the name you see on your partner page. Whatever your sitename is - http://sitename.tradepub.com - is what you will place in that part of the code. **

Be sure to view the feed in Internet Explorer to view the full feature set.

Here is a category mapping table, which maps our category codes to their full category names. That table can be used for easy reference. If you plan to display this content on your site, we recommend calling and updating the file on a daily basis, since our titles do change frequently.

Category Code -- Category Name
Ag -- Agriculture
Auto -- Automotive
Biop -- Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
Comp -- Computers
Cons -- Construction
Edu -- Education
Eng -- Engineering
Exec -- Executive & Management
Fi -- Finance
Foodb -- Food & Beverage
Govt -- Government
Heal -- Healthcare
Hr -- Human Resources
Ind -- Industrial & Manufacturing
Inet -- Internet
Info -- Information Technology
Infodm -- IT – Data Management
Infosec -- IT – Security
Infosoft -- IT – Software & Development
Infostor -- IT - Storage
Insur -- Insurance
Mech -- Mechanical / Machine
Mect -- Meetings & Travel
Media -- Multimedia
Net -- Network / Communications
Pur -- Purchasing & Procurement
Retl -- Retail
Sale -- Sales & Marketing
Small -- Small & Medium Business
Tele -- Telecom & Wireless
Trade -- Trade / Professional Services
Trans -- Transportation & Logistics
Util -- Utility & Energy