Your ads on Trovit Ireland

Jobs feed

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If you have a classified ads website you can include your ads in Trovit! Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Create a UTF-8 XML feed in the format specified for our jobs vertical (see below).
  2. After creating the feed, download our XML Validator and test whether your feed is Trovit friendly. The Validator will confirm if we can index your content correctly.
  3. Use our contact form to send the URL link where we can read your XML feed.
    (For example: http://www.yourdomain.com/wp_feed.xml)

Upon receiving your feed, we will index your ads in Trovit as soon as possible.

If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

XML feed format

Here are some simple guidelines for preparing an XML feed in order to include your ads in Trovit. You can use our XSD Schema as an example for the feed structure. If you would like additional information about the XML format, check Wikipedia.

The feed should be written in UTF-8.

The UTF-8 XML file will have the main
tag, and then several sets of tags for each listing the feed contains. Each ‘ad’ element has basic and optional fields:

BASIC FIELDS

Basic fields have to be included in the feed as they contain the minimum amount of information necessary for our system to include your ads in Trovit.

  • id: id of the ad on your website (numeric or alphanumeric, however it must be unique because we use it to avoid duplicate entries)
  • url: URL of the ad on your website
  • title: title of the ad (a concise summary of the listing which does not contain your website’s name or URL).
  • content: description of the job (minimum of 30 characters). Please note that the quality of the description has a strong effect on the amount of visitors you will receive!

OPTIONAL FIELDS

You don’t have to fill out the optional fields. However, if you do have the information, don’t hesitate to include it. Trovit’s algorithm prioritises higher-quality ads, so including more information optimises your positioning!

See technical specifications for further information about the data types and field restrictions.

  • mobile_url: URL of the ad on your site when a user is browsing on a mobile device. Useful when your website has a mobile version.
  • city: city where the job is located
  • city_area: city area where the job is located
  • neighborhood: neighborhood where the job is located
  • region: county where the job is located
  • postcode: postcode
  • company: hiring company name (do not include recruiting agencies’ names)
  • category: job category
  • salary: salary (format: can include salary comments or ranges)
  • studies: studies required
  • experience: required minimum experience; intern, without experience, less than a year, between 1 and 3 years, between 3 and 5 years, between 5 and 8 years or more than 8 years
  • requirements: other requirements
  • working_hours: working hours; full-time, part-time, 8 hours/day
  • telecommute: Indicates whether the post is ‘work from home’.
  • contract: type of contract; permanent, temporary, contract, freelance or internship
  • time: time the ad was published (format: HH:MM)
  • date: date and time the ad was published. Valid formats: DD/MM/YYYY or DD/MM/YYYY HH:MM:SS and YYYY/MM/DD or YYYY/MM/DD HH:MM:SS.
  • expiration_date: date the ad will expire on. Valid formats: DD/MM/YYYY or DD/MM/YYYY HH:MM:SS and YYYY/MM/DD or YYYY/MM/DD HH:MM:SS.
  • contact_name: contact name
  • contact_email: contact’s email address
  • contact_telephone: advertiser’s phone number (numbers only, no punctuation must be included)

The XML feed should look like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<trovit>

<ad>
    <id><![CDATA[...]]></id>
    <title><![CDATA[...]]></title>
    <url><![CDATA[...]]></url>

    <content><![CDATA[...]]></content>

    <city><![CDATA[...]]></city>
    <city_area><![CDATA[...]]></city_area>
    <region><![CDATA[...]]></region>
    <postcode><![CDATA[...]]></postcode>

    <salary><![CDATA[...]]></salary>

    <working_hours><![CDATA[...]]></working_hours>
    <company><![CDATA[...]]></company>

    <experience><![CDATA[...]]></experience>
    <requirements><![CDATA[...]]></requirements>
    <contract><![CDATA[...]]></contract>
    <category><![CDATA[...]]></category>
    <date><![CDATA[...]]></date>
    <time><![CDATA[...]]></time>
    <studies><![CDATA[...]]></studies>
    <contact_name><![CDATA[...]]></contact_name>
    <contact_email><![CDATA[...]]></contact_email>
    <contact_telephone><![CDATA[...]]></contact_telephone>
</ad>

<ad>
    ....

</ad>

<ad>
    ....
</ad>

...

</trovit>

Example XML feed

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<trovit>
<ad>
    <id><![CDATA[1876]]></id>
    <url><![CDATA[http://www.yourdomain.co.uk/1876]]></url>
    <title><![CDATA[PHP Developer]]></title>
    <content><![CDATA[We are looking for a PHP developer with some Java knowledge. Ideally, with some experience in the gaming sector and Italian speaking.]]></content>
    <city><![CDATA[Aberdeen]]></city>
    <city_area><![CDATA[Aberdeen centre]]></city_area>
    <region><![CDATA[Scotland]]></region>
    <postcode><![CDATA[OX17]]></postcode>
    <salary><![CDATA[2,000-3,000]]></salary>
    <working_hours><![CDATA[Full-Time]]></working_hours>
    <company><![CDATA[WebCo]]></company>
    <experience><![CDATA[at least two years]]></experience>
    <requirements><![CDATA[Italian speaking]]></requirements>
    <contract><![CDATA[Permanent]]></contract>
    <category><![CDATA[IT]]></category>
    <date><![CDATA[31/10/2009]]></date>
    <time><![CDATA[18:30]]></time>
    <studies><![CDATA[Multimedia Degree or postgraduate studies]]></studies>
    <contact_name><![CDATA[Jane Doe]]></contact_name>
    <contact_email><![CDATA[jane-doe@trovit.com]]></contact_email>
    <contact_telephone><![CDATA[5558898912]]></contact_telephone>
</ad>
</trovit>

 

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