Introduction to JReviews

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Intro #10 - Building Your Very Own Traffic and Reviews Hub

Alejandro Schmeichler

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?

If you have a site for reviews of any type of business you can transform your own site into the central hub that hosts the reviews for those businesses. That's what the WidgetFactory Add-on is all about and it is incredibly powerful! You can create any number of widgets with predefined settings and also let publishers customize the widgets to publish on their sites. Using the Widget generator the publisher site copies the Widget code and pastes it on their site.

You can view live examples of widgets at the bottom of the add-on page and you can play with the Widget generator and copy the Widget code to paste on your own site for testing by selecting any of the widgets from the demo site.

As a complement to the Widget Factory, for our Joomla clients, we also offer the Facebook App Factory Add-on. It allows you to package widgets as Facebook apps that anyone can publish on their Facebook page in a new tab. This greatly increases the reach of your hub because now businesses can publish the widgets not only on their own sites, but also on their Facebook pages. Read more about the Facebook App Factory Add-on.

Start generating some serious traffic and reviews on your site with these two extraordinary Add-ons.

Thank you for following this blog post series. That's all for now and I hope that you are able to take advantage of more of JReviews' features to improve your site and the user experience.