(written by JamesColin)
For Best-reviewer.com I came up with the idea like this:
Like everyone else I’ve noticed that the mostly read articles and forum posts seemed to start with “the top XXX” or “X blabla” in short, top lists of anything.
So I said to myself I will do a site with top lists. But being lazy I decided I don’t want to do a blog, I want to work several hours and code something in order to make it easy for me to create top lists later.
That is maybe paradoxal, but instead of easily starting a top lists blog, because I’m lazy I choose to work hard at first, so that I won’t have to work so much after. So in fact I am working harder because of lazyness 🙂
When I was done with the code to create top lists, I went ahead and made the script multiuser with adsense revenue sharing and a referral program just like I did with my previous site (Resource no longer exists) so that I could invit adsense publishers to register on my new site and also start creating top lists with me.
That way it would create more content with less work, even if that means sharing the ad revenue with others, it is still more money for less work, so that is appealing to me 🙂
For this site I also relied on my own limited graphic skills for everything, so it looks very simple, but it is functionnal. With a professional graphic design it might look stunning and get more people on board.
But I don’t really need it, with my other website I have a userbase of about 4,000 adsense publishers who might be interested in another adsense revenue sharing site, so I emailed them and got about 10-20% of them to register on the new site.
I launched my new site on 5th october and it is my most successful launch in the english world, because there is now as I said several hundreds members and almost 1,000 top lists created in only 4 weeks.
Of course, the site being new it is still in Google’s sandbox and doesn’t receive much visits (and adsense earnings) for now, but my goal is to have it go out of google sandbox by the end of november so all members and myself can benefit from the christmas season with this site.
It’s the first time I used facebook with a website, so I integrated a lot of their tools such as the like button, I created a fan page and I’ve decided to use their discussion tab as the main forum for the site. I will also run a contest on the facebook page (which currently has about 150 fans only).
I don’t know if facebook integration is worth it, but I’m willing to try, perhaps it can bring new users and interest in the site, because Facebook is really popular, so why not try to use this userbase too. It’s a new experience for me anyway.
Please tell me if you have suggestions about my site.