Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Trulia Is In The House!

Pardon the pun, but has anyone noticed the Trulia search box on the right side of my blog?

They have a new program which allows you to put a search box on your website. When someone does a search using that box the results open up in a page branded to your company.

I thought that was pretty cool when I first read about it. I didn't completely understand how it might work, but it was interesting enough for me to submit my application to Trulia to see if they would accept my blog as a site for the search feature.

I didn't think I had a snowballs chance in you know what after I answered some of their questions, like how many visitors do I get a week?

After about a week I received an email saying I had been accepted and accompanying that email was a form I needed to fill out and send back to them. That was simple enough.

There was another form talking about web programming of headers and sizes of logos etc, which really sent me for a loop. I had no idea what this might cost me, because I certainly didn't have the expertise to figure this out.


What I did was just let the person know that I had no idea what he needed from me. His response almost floored me. He basically said well "Tell me a little about your website and what your purpose for having it is and let me see what I can do". So I did and within a couple of weeks of trial and error, my new friend at Trulia got me up and running.

I just wanted to relay that story. It just goes to show you; That if I can do it, anyone can!


Rob from Trulia said...

Hi Greg - Rob from Trulia here. We're glad you like it!

Anyone can add the Trulia Search Box to their page and immediately include real estate search to their site. For those who want the custom header on the Trulia search results like you have, they need to use the Trulia Publisher Platform and submit an application for more information. Two great choices for those interested in adding real estate search to their site.

Rudy said...

Hi Greg!

Looking good. It was our pleasure to help you get up and running. If you have any questions or feedback for the team, please let us know.

All the Best,

Social Media Guru at Trulia

Greg Knowles said...

Wow, Trulia really is in the house. Rob & Rudy, thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your input.