Me and afew friends thought it would be a cool idea to start a review site, so we have it up and running. Theres still some things in the making and editing all the time but its looking good so far. So take a read of the reviews and look through our Bomb shelter to get to know the staff. http://thereviewbubble.weebly.com/
The link is above, hope you'll enjoy and any feedback would be great
Just some tips:
In reviewing you will have a lot of competition. I noticed myself that I visit those reviewing sites most, that have the most updates. And then I mean several reviews a day. Which isn't easy ofcourse.
As an example I'll take iphone app review sites. There are sooo many. I myself use appadvice(either the website or app itself). They aren't the best, sometimes even biased and I tend to disagree a lot. But I still visit them most because they add many articles a day. I could visit one I agree with more, but noticed I stop visiting if I return several times without anything new being added.
What's the full extent of things that you're looking to review? I see you're reviewing films and games at the moment, but are you also planning to look at technology and gadgets for example?
Not really sure on tips to give, all I can speak from is my own personal perspective like Luke did. I would agree with him that regular updates and articles are a must for this sort of site, like him then I lose interest if new articles aren't available at least weekly.
Also, the issue I've noticed with non-US based review sites for films is that they can't keep up with the latest releases due to the US generally getting these before anywhere else in the world. Might be worth contacting film studios or other companies in this area to see if you can do anything to keep yourselves in line with the US reviewers.
Finally, I'd also suggest providing a social angle to the website where viewers can post their own opinions on review articles, possibly even posting their own reviews too. You could even steal Rotten Tomatoes', CNET's, and many others approach where you have your score for the review material and also a user score too. Just engages your punters and keeps them coming back!
Apart from the tips from Luke and moongoose (I especially liked the idea of engaging users to participitate), I would also recommend getting a better (better being the wrong word maybe "easier" is the better word) domain name to use and remember.
Looking at the domain name it looks like a freebie domain, and these will be harder to get a good ranking, and who likes to type up long domain names in a browser.
I cannot access the site at the moment, its on our hitlist of banned domains , I will look it up later when I can use a different inet connection.
All the same, I wish you and your friends alot of fun and sucess, and hope you manage to fill it with good articles.
Thanks Luke, raging and scotty. Some great things to think about and keeping it updated is a major thing, which we just did a big one btw. JUst trying to get it off the ground wil be a big thing, only online for 25 hrs so still very early days, but thanks for all the help guys. If you see anything wrong with the site too please say it, we need all that kinda stuff too