Your ads on Trovit India

Homes Feed

If you own a Classified Ads website with public advertisements, include your ads in Trovit!
Follow these simple steps:

    1. Prepare a UTF-8 XML feed in the format specified for our Homes vertical (see below)
    2. Download our XML Validator to ensure that your feed is Trovit friendly. The Validator will confirm that we can index your content correctly
    3. Send the URL link where we can read your XML feed to Contact Trovit (Example: http://www.yourdomain.com/wp_feed.xml)

Please keep in mind that we only accept feeds containing residential listings that are for sale or for rent. We do not include rooms for rent, garages, plots of land, vacation rentals, commercial properties… at least not yet!

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 of the feed structure. If you would like additional information about the XML format, check out Wikipedia.

The feed should be written in UTF-8.

The UTF-8 XML file has one ‘trovit’ tag, and one or more ‘ad’ elements. Each ‘ad’ element has the following fields:

REQUIRED FIELDS

Required 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, 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).
  • type: type of listing. Trovit India only accepts “For Rent” or “For Sale” listings at the moment
  • content: content of the ad (minimum of 30 characters)

OPTIONAL FIELDS

You are not required to include optional fields. However, if you have the information, please use it! Trovit’s algorithm prioritizes higher-quality ads; therefore including more information will optimize your positioning.

    • 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.
    • price: price of the property. The default payment term is monthly but you can indicate alternative payment terms (weekly or daily) by applying the appropriate syntax:
      <price period="monthly"><![CDATA[...]]></price>
      <price period="weekly"><![CDATA[...]]></price>

      Please do not include any symbols such as $ or Rs. If the price is specified in a currency other than the official currency (INR/Rs), please apply the attribute “currency” within the ‘price’ tag. Each currency value will be determined by the standard ISO-4217. With this, Trovit will convert the price to the official currency (INR/Rs)

      Below is an example of a complete syntax:

      <price period="weekly" currency="USD"><![CDATA[...]]></price>

      In this example, the price is specified as weekly in USD ($). Trovit will convert this to INR (Rs.).

    • id: id of the ad on your website (numeric or alphanumeric, however it must be unique because we use it to avoid duplicate entries)
    • property_type: apartment, house, villa, bungalow, etc. Please view our Technical Specifications Sheet for more details.
    • floor_area: area of the property in square feet (integer value)
    • rooms: number of bedrooms
    • bathrooms: number of bathrooms
    • parking: Whether or not the property has parking (format: 0 = No, 1 = Yes)
    • address: street address
    • city: city name
    • city_area: city area or neighborhood where the property is located
    • postcode: postcode
    • region: state
    • agency: name of the agency
    • latitude: latitude
    • longitude: longitude
    • virtual_tour: URL to the virtual tour of the property
    • eco_score: information, in free-text format, about the property’s energy efficiency.
    • pictures: The ‘pictures’ element may contain a set of ‘picture’ tags, each of which contains the following elements:
      • pictures: This tag includes the various images of the property.
        The field that defines an image in particular is <picture>:

        • picture: This tag includes the fields to specify the URL and the title of the image (the latter being optional). You can specify if the image should be the featured image using the attribute ‘featured’.
                  <picture featured="true"><![CDATA[...]]></picture>

          The available values for “featured” are: “true” o “false”.

          The fields to be defined within the element <picture> are:

          • picture_url: The image URL.
          • picture_title: Image title.
        <pictures>
            <picture>
                <picture_url><![CDATA[...]]></picture_url>
                <picture_title><![CDATA[...]]>/picture_title>
            </picture> 
        
            <picture featured="true">
                <picture_url><![CDATA[...]]></picture_url>
                <picture_title><![CDATA[...]]>/picture_title>
            </picture>
                ...
        </pictures>

        The image displayed in Trovit for a listing will be the first in the set of images for that particular listing.
        Choose the most appropriate image as this can greatly influence the user’s clicks.

        Trovit doesn’t allow the use of corporate images with the message “Image not available”.
        In the case of this being detected, Trovit reserves the right to block your listings.

        Once your ads are included in Trovit, the images associated with the listings wont be able to be modified even in the following reading of your feed.
        Be sure that the new listings added to your feed include the correct images.

      • picture_title: Title of the picture
      • picture_url: URL link to the picture on your website
<pictures>
    <picture>
        <picture_url><![CDATA[...]]></picture_url>
        <picture_title><![CDATA[...]]></picture_title>
    </picture>

    <picture>
        <picture_url><![CDATA[...]]></picture_url>
        <picture_title><![CDATA[...]]></picture_title>
    </picture>
        ...
</pictures>

The picture shown on Trovit is the first picture of the set of pictures included in the feed. Please select this picture carefully as it has a strong influence on the click through behaviour of our users.

Trovit doesn’t allow corporate images with information such as “No image available”.
If Trovit detects these kind of pictures, it has the right to stop the inclusion of your ads.

Once inserted for the first time, our system doesn’t modify or upload new pictures.
Please make sure that you include the correct picture(s) once you include the ad in the feed for the first time. Images must be at least 186x186px and have a maximum size of 1MB.

    • floor_number: floor number
    • 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.
    • orientation: orientation of the property: north, south, east or west
    • is_furnished: whether or not the property is furnished (format: 0 = No, 1 = Yes)
    • is_new: whether or not the property is new (format: 0 = No, 1 = Yes)
    • condition(new): condition of the property e.g.: “remodeled”, “second hand apartment” or “new construction”
    • year: year the property was built in the format: YYYY
    • by_owner(new):whether or not the property is For Sale By Owner (format: 0 = No, 1 = Yes.) It’s not necessary to populate this field
    • is_rent_to_own: whether or not the property is rent to own.
    • by_owner: whether or not the property is for sale by owner (format: 0 = No, 1 = Yes, it’s not necessary to include this field if the property is being marketed by an Estate Agent)

The XML feed should look like this:

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

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

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

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

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

    <floor_area><![CDATA[...]]></floor_area>
    <rooms><![CDATA[...]]></rooms>
    <bathrooms><![CDATA[...]]></bathrooms>
    <parking><![CDATA[...]]></parking>

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

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

    <latitude><![CDATA[...]]></latitude>
    <longitude><![CDATA[...]]></longitude>

    <pictures>

        <picture>
            <picture_url><![CDATA[...]]></picture_url>
            <picture_title><![CDATA[...]]></picture_title>
        </picture>
        <picture>

            <picture_url><![CDATA[...]]></picture_url>
            <picture_title><![CDATA[...]]></picture_title>
        </picture>
        ...
    </pictures>
    <virtual_tour><![CDATA[...]]></virtual_tour>

    <date><![CDATA[...]]></date>
    <plot_area unit="feet"><![CDATA[...]]></plot_area>
    <floor_number><![CDATA[...]]></floor_number>
    <orientation><![CDATA[...]]></orientation>
    <foreclosure><![CDATA[...]]></foreclosure>
    <is_furnished><![CDATA[...]]></is_furnished>
    <is_new><![CDATA[...]]></is_new>
    <condition><![CDATA[...]]></condition>
    <year><![CDATA[...]]></year>
    <by_owner><![CDATA[...]]></by_owner>




</ad>

<ad>
    ....
</ad>

<ad>
    ....
</ad>

...

</trovit>

Example XML feed

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<trovit>
<ad>
<id><![CDATA[7004559]]></id>
<url><![CDATA[http://www.yourdomain.com/ad/7004559]]></url>
<title><![CDATA[Spacious 4 bedroom Apartment - BTM Layout Bangalore]]></title>
<type><![CDATA[For sale]]></type>
<agency><![CDATA[Bangaloria Properties]]></agency>
<content><![CDATA[2BHK furnished, american kitchen has en-suite bathroom]]></content>
<price><![CDATA[7500000]]></price>
<property_type><![CDATA[Apartment]]></property_type>
<floor_area><![CDATA[2000]]></floor_area>
<rooms><![CDATA[4]]></rooms>
<bathrooms><![CDATA[4]]></bathrooms>
<parking><![CDATA[0]]></parking>
<address><![CDATA[132 Bannerghatta Rd]]]></address>
<city><![CDATA[Bangalore]]></city>
<city_area><![CDATA[BTM Layout]]></city_area>
<postcode><![CDATA[560076]]></postcode>
<region><![CDATA[Karnataka]]></region>
<pictures>
<picture>
<picture_url><![CDATA[http://www.domain.com/image.jpg]]></picture_url>
<picture_title><![CDATA[living room]]></picture_title>
</picture>
</pictures>
<virtual_tour><![CDATA[]]></virtual_tour>
<date><![CDATA[31/03/2011 18:30]]></date>
<time><![CDATA[18:30]]></time>
<plot_area unit="feet"><![CDATA[]]></plot_area>
<floor_number><![CDATA[]]></floor_number>
<orientation><![CDATA[]]></orientation>
<foreclosure><![CDATA[]]></foreclosure>
<is_furnished><![CDATA[]]></is_furnished>
<is_new><![CDATA[]]></is_new>
<condition><![CDATA[]]></condition>
<year><![CDATA[2006]]></year>
        <by_owner><![CDATA[1]]></by_owner> 



</ad>
<ad>
<id><![CDATA[332A53BC2]]></id>
<url><![CDATA[http://www.yourdomain.com/ad/332A53BC2]]></url>
<title><![CDATA[ Luxurious 2 bedroom bungalow - Pune]]></title>
<type><![CDATA[For sale]]></type>
<content><![CDATA[Fully furnished 2BHK bungalow, 3 bedroom and a terrace.]]></content>
<price><![CDATA[3700000]]></price>
<property_type><![CDATA[Bungalow]]></property_type>
<floor_area><![CDATA[2800]]></floor_area>
<rooms><![CDATA[2]]></rooms>
<bathrooms><![CDATA[2]]></bathrooms>
<parking><![CDATA[1]]></parking>
<address><![CDATA[Lakaki Road]]></address>
<city><![CDATA[Pune]]></city>
<city_area><![CDATA[Model Colony]]></city_area>
<postcode><![CDATA[411016]]></postcode>
<region><![CDATA[Maharashtra]]></region>
<pictures>
<picture>
<picture_url><![CDATA[http://www.yourdoman.com/image.jpg]]></picture_url>
<picture_title><![CDATA[view from front]]></picture_title>
</picture>
</pictures>
<virtual_tour><![CDATA[]]></virtual_tour>
<date><![CDATA[27/02/2011 15:30]]></date>
<plot_area unit="feet"><![CDATA[]]></plot_area>
<floor_number><![CDATA[]]></floor_number>
<orientation><![CDATA[]]></orientation>
<foreclosure><![CDATA[]]></foreclosure>
<is_furnished><![CDATA[]]></is_furnished>
<is_new><![CDATA[]]></is_new>
<condition><![CDATA[]]></condition>
<year><![CDATA[2008]]></year>
        <by_owner><![CDATA[0]]></by_owner>



</ad>
</trovit>

 

 

Technical Specifications

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