One project we are working on is making branding/review sites that members can customize. We are excited to show you our first customizable branding site available to Repumatic Business Users. We started with a Repumatic Review Site in the Hospitality industry – www.vacationreview.net Initially the top banner showed palm trees and the words “Vacation Review” scrolled across the center. That design however made the review site too niche focused. It would make sense for a bed and breakfast in Key West but not a Ski Resort in Breckeridge, CO.
So, if you activate this review site in Repumatic you will notice a new customization icon next to the branding site.
Click the custimization icon and you are given multiple options for the background header such as; palm trees, mountains, cityscape, and custom. With the custom option you can upload any image you choose to the header.
This is our first step toward branding/review site customization. We will be taking giant leaps in the near future. Stay tuned!
Business Users can now instantly add a photo gallery to their branding or review sites. Doing so will add a photo icon to the top sidebar of the site with the number of your photos in parenthesis. This will be a great addition for your review sites, especially if you have a local storefront. To see a sample, please follow the links below and click the photo gallery icon.
http://sample.accesslocal.com (sample Review site)
http://sample.echievement.com/ (sample Branding site)
We have not implemented this feature for individual users, as we are unsure about the demand. If you are a Repumatic Individual User and would like to see this feature added, please open a support ticket or tell us here .
Repumatic users can now automatically include a share bar in the bottom of their posts. This will make it easier for visitors to share your posts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and other social media sites.
To see the Share Bar in action click here.
By default the Share Bar is automatically added when publishing a post. You can choose to leave it out by unchecking the Share Bar box.
Repumatic Business Users can now launch Review Sites from within the Repumatic Control Center. The basic concept is to move review sites like these that you fully control higher in your search results.
Check out some of these sample accounts on Repumatic Review Sites,
We are also launching Repumatic Niche Based Review sites. Check out these sample accounts,
You can manage your reviews quickly and efficiently from the Repumatic Control Center. This feature comes standard with a Repumatic Business account. There are no additional costs.
LIQUIDFOREST.COM (click for Repumatic user sample post)
This would be a cool branding site for gamers or those involved in special effects. The theme of your posts are entirely up to you. In the sample post we included some contact info but no photo. We also embedded a youtube video of Quakecon 2012.
FAITHSUCCESS.COM (click here for Repumatic user sample post)
This branding site could be a good fit for you if you are an author, motivational speaker, consultant, pastor, etc. In the sample post we included a Contact Box with Photo and embedded a youtube video of an entrepreneurs’ conference.
CODEWRAP.COM (click here for Repumatic user sample post)
We acquired CODEWRAP.com to provide a branding platform for Computer Programmers. This would be an ideal branding site to post about your accomplishments in computer programming and future career goals. The design is subtle but sharp.
Within the next week all Repumatic Business accounts will receive one free Repumatic Individual account. This will be perfect for niche based companies who would like a presence in branding sites that are not currently in the Repumatic Business Control Center. For example, let’s say you run a dive shop in Key West, Florida. You would probably like to launch accounts for your company on branding sites like acoralreef.com, geodivers.com, etc which are currently branding sites only accessible for individual users. You will easily be able to switch back and forth between your Repumatic Business and Individual account.
We will also be launching Repumatic Review Portals for Business users within the next 7 days. This will be a new way to deal with sites like yelp, tripadvisor and other sites that allow for anonymous user reviews on your company. There will be no additional charge to launch Repumatic Review Portals in your current Business account.
Burrowers.com is a new Repumatic Branding site available to individual users. This branding site does not have a specific niche and is open to general blogging. If you would like a wacky branding site where you can talk about anything and post youtube videos, then you might want to publish an account on Burrowers.com – Check out this sample post – We used Repumatic to quickly embed a youtube video. On this site we chose not to include a photo in the Contact box in the right sidebar.
IMwell.com is a new Repumatic Branding site available to individual users. This branding site is open to general blogging. IMwell.com would be a good site to post personal and professional life updates. If you would like it to quickly rank high in your Google results, make sure to give the branding site a name like johnsmithatlanta.imwell.com (namelocation.imwell.com). Check out this sample post - On this site we chose to include a photo in the Contact box in the right sidebar.
This is taken from the Repumatic In Action video for individual users.
Emma Wellinson, loves surfing, music, being a Mom, and working at Earth Inc. In 2 minutes and 31 seconds she launched these four branding sites, added her contact box to each site, posted links to her Linkedin, Twitter, etc., and added her keyword phrases for reputation tracking.
She launched this branding site within Repumatic to blog about music. This site will move fairly quickly into her top 10 search results when people Google “Emma Wellinson”. This is considered a hobby branding site, but if Emma transitions to a career in music, this branding site could help propel her in that niche. As she continues to add interesting posts and attract more visitors, she has the option to promote anything she chooses to on this site. Embedding youtube videos in her branding sites is a breeze with Repumatic.
She launched this branding site within Repumatic to post tidbits about motherhood. This site will Move fairly quickly into her top 10 search results when people Google “Emma Wellinson”. As she continues to add interesting posts and attract more visitors she, has the option to add links to products and services within this niche that she finds useful. This could turn into an additional income stream for Emma.
This site should also move fairly quickly into the top 10 when people Google “Emma Wellinson”. Here she is planning to post about apparel she likes. As she continues to add interesting posts and attract more visitors, she has the option to add links to products and services within this niche that she finds useful. This could also turn in to an additional income stream for Emma.
This site should also move fairly quickly into the top 10 when people Google “Emma Wellinson”. Here she is strictly posting professional information related to her career.
All of the above will be useful information for prospective employers and others to find when Googling “Emma Wellinson”.
We have been in the lab for the last two years working on Repumatic. We just made the site live this week. Naturally, a major focus now is getting feedback from users on their overall experience with Repumatic, it’s speed, ease of use, etc. This testimony that just came in is really encouraging, because it’s from someone who just turned 73.
“Wow! VERY user friendly. Easy and quick. I’m up and running (-: “
We just launched two new branding sites in the Repumatic Control Center for Individual Users. The first one is whizblogs.com, and the second is forcyclists.com Take a quick look at these sample posts:
http://sample.whizblogs.com/ - http://sample.forcyclists.com/
Whizblogs.com is a general purpose branding site. This will be a great place to blog about pretty much anything. In the sample we included a Contact Box in the left sidebar. This is, of course, optional. Keep in mind you can launch up to 5 branding sites with a Repumatic Individual account.
Forcyclists.com is a bit more specific. This branding site will mainly be for people who want to post about anything related to Cycling. In the sample we included a contact box with a photo and sample information about the author of the branding site.
One cool thing about niche branding sites like forcyclists.com is that if in the future you transition to a career within that niche, you will already have built a a strong web presence. For example, let’s say your branding site jason.forcyclists.com begins receiving a large amount of traffic over the course of two to three years. During that time you become a partner in a company that manufacturers bike helmets. You could easily promote your company’s bike helmets on your Repumatic high traffic branding site jason.forcyclists.com