Oodle operates by collecting classified listings from other popular classified sites like eBay, ForRent.com, Myspace as well as listings from local websites and newspapers.
Oodle is free for everyone to browse and peruse. But if you plan to post listings on sell & trade on Oodle Marketplace, you are required to sign up.
There are two (2) ways to create an account. You can either do it the old way by providing an email and password. Just fill in the details like full name, location (must be within the countries of US, UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and India), and password. After which, they’ll be sending an email verification that must be confirmed.
Alternately, you can do it the fast and no-fuss way via your Facebook account. A verified and active Facebook account ensures that advertisers are real living and breathing sentient beings.
Oodle has no available subscription or membership plans. Oodle is heavily populated with ads. This makes up a huge chunk of the site’s revenue source.
Individual sellers and service providers can list their products and services directly via Oodle Marketplace. But there is also an option to get the information from their website or Facebook page and link it to the Oodle Marketplace or vice versa.
Oodle is primarily an advertising/listing platform – a present-day permutation of the phonebook or the classified ads but under Oodle's categories also lies Personals - the dating and hookup center for Oodle..All the listings on Personals are links that will lead you directly to different dating sites.
Pros and Cons
- Verification required
- Straightforward website layout and design
- Easy sign-up process
- Easy to navigate
- Significant user base
- Free to use
- Lots of photos
- Mobile optimized website
- Non-webcam supported
- Too much advertisement
- Not for casual daters
Oodle is currently the largest classifieds aggregator. It was founded in 2004 by Craig Donato, Scott Kister, and Faith Sedlin. Although it has a lot of similarities to Craigslist, Oodle offers different features than the famed ad website.
Oodle has 49 “Job” subsections which Oodle narrows searches down to job title – from manager to engineer – and name of the company. Craigslist lets you narrow searches based on job characteristics such as “contract,” “part-time” and “non-profit.” Oodle’s interface is also user-friendly.
Since Oodle tap the social media stream like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter by enabling the advertiser to publish listing from their social media account and connect to Oodle Marketplace to bring more lead generation and conversion because people increase their willingness to purchase a product if it is sold through a social connection.
Oodle has one feature that separates it from other ad websites: Oodle Personal.
If you are new to dating, Oodle may not the best place to would look for a date. The site takes you through a roller coaster of different dating websites. The wide filter options is an attempt to make up for it. You can filter by website.
Though it has a quite number of listings on the dating section, it doesn’t serve the function of a real dating site, it has no detailed user profile, not so much activity for dating and prone to fraud members’ profile.
Oodle Personal only creates leads for other dating sites. You can definitely see or visit a person’s profile on the external website. You, however, cannot communicate to the person you like unless you sign-up to the linked site. This makes it harder to communicate.
On the bright side, it offers a wider range of choice since it compiles profiles from various sites. With that in mind, you can find a lot of people with different interests on Personal: sex, casual dates friendship and more.