||Oodle just announced the release a
several new tools which aim to improve the way consumers use classified
Users of the local classified sites will be introduced to a personalized
interface that includes their recent searches when they visit their Oodle page.
When away from the site, users will also receive detailed email updates of new
listings that match their active searches. Oodle has some interesting features
beyond this personalization that attempts to answer users most pressing "buying"
questions such as "What's a great price?" and "How often do listings like this
Oodle indexes over 500,000 new listings every day from over 80,000 classified
sites across the Web and powers classifieds for over 200 leading brands,
including Cox Interactive, Media General, The Washington Post, San Diego Union
Tribune and Lycos.
"Most people have a love-hate relationship with classifieds," said
Craig Donato, CEO of Oodle. "They can find great deals but it's incredibly
frustrating and time-consuming. Oodle not only gives users access to millions of
local listings, it now provides the tools they need to quickly discover great