An Introduction to JReviews

Welcome! The objective of this series is to help you explore, discover and take advantage of some of the most important features JReviews has to offer. These articles are a complement to the documentation to ensure that you don't miss out on these features and can start taking advantage of them right away.

Intro #1 - Getting Started with JReviews
AS Alejandro Schmeichler November 20, 2015 2531  
Whether you are you thinking about purchasing JReviews or have already purchased your first license; or even if you are already a JReviews veteran, I am starting this blog post series because I want to make sure that you make the most of JReviews to build an amazing site! In the next posts in this series I will talk to you about specific features and explore ways in which you can realize the full potential of your site.
Intro #2 - Making your Listings Look Great
AS Alejandro Schmeichler November 20, 2015 3322  
I hope that by now you've had some time to read some of the documentation, watch the tutorials and work on your initial setup. I am sure you've probably already started submitting some test listings to see how things work. If that's the case, then you are making great progress! And this would be a great time for me to tell you about a great feature that has the potential of changing the look and feel of your listings from plain and boring to modern and fresh in just a few clicks without the need for customizations! ...
Intro #3 - Adding Videos to your Site the Quick and Easy Way
AS Alejandro Schmeichler November 20, 2015 2651  
If you haven't already started exploring the media features in JReviews this is a great way to complement your site content and reviews. I am sure that you are going to appreciate the simplicity of embedding videos on your site from popular video services like YouTube, Vimeo and DailyMotion.
Intro #4 - Exploring the Possibilities for Community Integration
AS Alejandro Schmeichler November 20, 2015 2975  
If you are planning to use, or are already using, a Community or Social Networking solution for your site, then I have some great info for you in this post. We’ve worked very hard on integrations with some of the most popular solutions out there to enable you to create a better user experience across your site and I am going to tell you all about it now so you can make the most from these integrations.
Intro #5 - Understanding and Using the JReviews SEO Features
AS Alejandro Schmeichler November 20, 2015 3274  
This is such an important topic and we’ve packed so many great SEO features into JReviews that I wanted to make sure that you are taking advantage of all of them. The SEO features in JReviews are all about letting you customize page titles and descriptions, creating optimized landing pages and ensuring you have the right structured data markup on your pages to improve the way your content is shown in Google search results and social networks.
Intro #6 - Taking an in-depth Look at the JReviews integration with Facebook & Twitter
AS Alejandro Schmeichler November 20, 2015 2505  
In this post I will cover the different integration points available between JReviews and Twitter and Facebook to automatically share your site content on those networks. You will also learn about the JReviews settings that make it possible for you to improve how shared content is displayed in Facebook and Twitter.
Intro #7 -  Surfacing Relevant Content Throughout Your Site
AS Alejandro Schmeichler November 20, 2015 2390  
You are now midway through this series and I hope that you've been able to follow the previous posts and are already taking advantage of all the cool and powerful features we've uncovered. In this post I wan to talk to you about the different ways that you can display the existing JReviews content that's already on your site. The goal is to keep site users longer on your site is by showing them relevant information. I will cover two methods you can use to accomplish this by taking advantage of JReviews core features.
Intro #8 - Unlocking the full potential of JReviews Search
AS Alejandro Schmeichler November 21, 2015 2629  
It's not enough for you to have useful and quality content on your site because if someone doesn't land exactly where he can get the information he is looking for, most likely the one thing they'll want to do next is search for it within your site. If they are not able to find a way to do that, then they'll leave right away. So you really want to make sure that you provide enough search possibilities for people coming to your site so they can find the information they need and stay.
Intro #9 - Increasing Site Usage and Visitor Retention
AS Alejandro Schmeichler November 21, 2015 2556  
Are you already attracting some traffic to your site? One important statistic you can check is the new vs. return visits. You want to keep attracting new visitors, while at the same time have the people that already visited your site keep coming back. You can keep people coming back through regular content updates, but also if you are able to create site stickiness. If your site members feel that they have valuable information they need to access or use on your site, they’ll keep coming back. In this short blog post we discuss one specific functionality made possible...
Intro #10 - Building Your Very Own Traffic and Reviews Hub
AS Alejandro Schmeichler November 21, 2015 2553  
It's time to step up your game! Your own efforts can get you so far in terms of attracting new traffic and reviews, but what if you can get other sites to do the work for you? That's the whole idea behind TripAdvisor and Yelp. Businesses reviewed on those sites proudly display their ratings on their own sites and drive traffic and more review submissions to TripAdvisor and Yelp. Well, what if you could do the same thing?