The product manager at edgeio, Matt Kaufman, has been working hard with the engineering team since the launch to support instant listings on edgeio. Last night they pushed the first release. Now all you have to do is enter the url of your blog on the edgeio home page and you can add any item to edgeio without having to go through the ping server and rss feed notification process. This makes the addition instant. Here is a screen shot.
This uses crunchnotes.com as the blog and edgeio displays the recent posts. The first one is checked “add to edgeio” and is added to the “Events” category with the tags “news” and “announcement”. The rest are not selected. Clicking submit enters it into edgeio.
For bloggers not familiar with tagging, or who use blog platforms that do not allow tags, or that prevent modifications to the ping server to be notified, this is the simplest way to post on edgeio. For bloggers who prefer tagging and ping servers, posting to a blog with the tag “listing” stil works. Matt posted to the edgeio blog last night. Listings are now over 12,000 (in a little under 2 weeks) and they come from over 1600 cities.
Coming soon – your own personal listings blog on edgeio.com. For those who do not want listings on their main blog, or those who do not have a blog. Matt says this may take a couple more weeks depending on priorities.