Its a bit of discovery for me that so many people who wanted to use our review script are also interested in some kind of a reviews/listings aggregation from other sites so that they can build a useful database of a specific niche.
What is Content aggregation anyway and what it means for Crowd Vox?
Crowd – Vox, that name is worth 6 hours of debate and conversation (silly! I know), we were trying to find out a name which would say it loudly that this product offers you to build a website where users (Crowd) can express themselves or say their views (Vox – latin for voice). So anyway, back to the topic, while it does that job – but that ain’t enough. Why? you may ask. In today’s busy world only a proportion of internet traffic got time to post reviews – that makes running a review site pretty difficult (I can see existing customers nodding now). So what? Wouldn’t it be great if you could use reviews or business listings or any other thing for that matter from existing websites and aggregate to your own? Think about that, what if you’re building a book review website of a specific niche, say, Business – and you are given all the user reviews from Amazon? Wouldn’t that be great? Ok, you get the idea I hope – but don’t get too excited because its still in our brains.
So now the question comes:
How do we do it?
I’ll cut this section short, my concerns:
1. Every user will want to aggregate content from different websites. So it is necessary to come up with pricing which fits all.
2. How to build something generic that fits need of every customer?
3. Legal Issues
Suggest anything you like. We believe this could be a huge thing for Crowd Vox as a product, and we’re putting our money where our mouth is. Yes we are, We’re offering a revenue share for those geniuses among you, who have their unique ideas to make this thing happen. You don’t have to code anything on your own, but just suggest your idea. If we found your idea to be truly innovative and feasible to execute, we’d love to offer you a revenue share from the sales of this module.
Update: CSV Import feature is added in release 1.0.11