Oodle listings even more social now

08 Jan 2010

Oodle listings even more social now

Craig Donato, Oodle CEO and co-founder, just blogged about the new interface of the classified indexer-aggregator. “We’ve always believed that listings are a form of conversation,” he posted.” To carry on that mission, a consumer’s Oodle listing, in addition to posting on mroe than 200 online classified sites, can now be submitted to friends and family via Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. Future social pathways will include LinkedIn, EBay, Trulia and Zillow.

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The point is not only to spread the word so sellers can sell but also to help buyers learn more about the product or service offered.

Users “can solicit their social networks for trusted advice and recommendations. For instance, when viewing a job listing: ‘Anyone know someone that works here?’ Or a ren[/show_to]tal listing: ‘is this a great neighborhood?’ ” explained the Oodle blog.

A screenshot helps explain:





Sharon Hill

Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.