XML2U Asks - Will Social Media Sites Compete with Portals?

On the basis that social media sites cannot be ignored as a major source of exposure, feed creators XML2U announce auto-posting of listings to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

West Palm Beach, FL, February 29, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Whilst not portals in the strict sense of the term, with a combined membership of 700 million, social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are obvious places to publish real estate listings.

XML2U have created a facility for the automatic publishing of listings on these massively popular sites. All you need is an XML2U feed, and they will do the rest. XML2U feeds are inexpensive and effort-free, and the social media uploads are a nominal add-on.

In addition to this latest innovation, XML2U feeds are accepted by more than 250 of the world’s most popular portals and verticals, and with a single click real estate professionals can submit their feeds to as many of them as they like. A recent added search facility at www.xml2u.com/portalsearch has made it easy to identify suitable portals, while filtering by charging model. The extensive list includes more than 40 portals and real estate search engines that are entirely free for the lister.

Since specialising in real estate, XML2U's feed services now extend to cars, boats, jobs and products.

XML2U.com specialises in completely effort-free feeds, combining the use of data extraction robots to collect listings data directly from clients' websites, with a bespoke feed generator designed to take the data and create feeds in multiple formats acceptable to more than ninety per cent of the world’s portals, search engines and other digital utilities; XML2U reported a more than 50% growth through 2011.

XML2U Press contact: Corin Ashbee-Waugh

Corin Ashbee-Waugh
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