How To Create An Adult Review Site
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Adult sites abound on the web. But great adult sites are relatively rare. Moreover, finding the good sites is difficult. This is due, in part, to an extraordinarily high amount of "information noise" that obscures the search for good sites. This means that a well-designed adult web directory, complete with customer reviews, can be a valuable resource to surfers. Review Foundry is ideally suited to creating such a web directory. If this is your aim, then How To Create An Affiliate Review Site offers a good introduction to creating such a site (simply make the mental substitution of adult site for dvd when consulting the tutorial). In the current tutorial we consider a slightly different approach, and follow the progress of a fictional adult webmaster named Roger who intends to put together a Review Foundry database of adult models for his recently registered domain adultmodelsworthyourtime.com.
As we walk through this tutorial we will see how Roger creates a directory of adult models and arranges for members of his site to be able to review and rate the models. Each girl will have her own detail page, complete with a small gallery of photos, and one or more pages of member reviews. A forward glance at the end result of Roger's work can be seen on this model detail page. Pages that list the models might show record in a tiled format, as shown here:
At first glance, it might strike one that web surfers looking for adult models do not spend their time reading reviews. But that would be a short-sighted assessment of a member-review offering. In addition to reading reviews, web surfers are as strongly opinionated about the adult world as they are about the consumer one. They definitely like to be heard, and the ability to express their opinions contributes a lot to the stickiness of any site that offers this service. Even intermediate, affiliate-driven pointer sites stand to gain significant credibility by offering member testimonies of paid services.
In Roger's case many of the steps needed to step up his web directory are the same ones that Clare encountered in How To Create An Affiliate Site. Therefore, instead of spelling out details about how to add the categories into which the models might be grouped, or the process by which rating attributes are created and associated with those categories, we leave those discussions to How To Create An Affiliate Site and concentrate instead on those tasks unique to Rogers case. In particular, in addition to setting up a detail page for each model, Roger intends to add a small gallery of images for each model. This will require the addition of special image columns that allow for easy uploading and automatic thumbnailing of the images. The formatting of the images on the page is already built into Review Foundry, so the entire process is really very simple.
We will suppose that Roger has settled upon a suitable categorization scheme, a portion of which might include categories such as:
For each of the categories added, Roger wants to customize the selection of model attributes that can be rated by the members. For instance, the attributes he decides are best suited the Amateur > Housewives category are these:
Obviously, choosing the right selection of attributes for your categories will increase the likelihood that members will submit ratings as well as the chances that your overall offering is well appreciated by your web traffic. In Roger's case, this might translate to click-through rates on any affiliate links.
Now that you have some appreciation of what Roger hopes to achieve it is time to jump to the next section to see how he goes about doing it.
Next Section: ADDING A MODEL
Documentation for Review Foundry, which is entirely separate from these tutorial pages, is an ongoing project (as is this tutorial). You should find that there is sufficient information in the Review Foundry User Manual to answer most of your technical needs. Suggestions for improvement to both the User Manual and this tutorial are always welcomed. As more users gain experience with Review Foundry, and issues are resolved for its application in different areas, information gained from that experience will make its way into these pages.
Note: If you cannot find the information you are looking for in this tutorial, try the Review Foundry User Manual which you should find far more comprehensive than the instructional dialog found here.
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