I've now got Ecademy marketplace listings feeding automatically into Google Base, Google Blogsearch, and now EdgeIO.

EdgeIO was all pretty easy to work with as we already use Tags extensively in Marketplace, generate RSS and ping the major Ping Servers. I just added a "Listing" tag to the RSS and added EdgeIO to the Extended Ping list. I've added a couple of tags for the location, but I've hit the usual problem of USA based services not handling UK addresses very well. What I should be able to do is the same as for Google and just use an arbitrary address string and let a geocoder service figure it out. The main problem is that we have a very good postcode scheme in the UK that is accurate to a few hundred metres, but it's different from USA Zip Codes.

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