Major New Social Review Engine Update and Upcoming Changes

A New Social Review Engine Update was uploaded today and you should see it in your WordPress Updates list.  Be aware though, it will look drastically different on your WordPress blogs and this is a good thing.  You see, we took the bland look of the Review Submission Form and we made it “Social” as it is supposed to be.  This new look is coupled with some great functionality which will help increase the number of Reviews you receive on your site due to ease of use and the Trust factor which we have increased with this update as well.

Take a look at the New Submission Form:

New Review Submission Form

Don’t worry, the functionality hasn’t changed at all.  You can still pick and choose what Social Services you want to use and the order the Social Icons are listed in.  You can also decide if you want to allow WordPress Submissions (which is what the Name and Email form submission in the picture above is for).

Dynamic Presentation

Now, this form presents itself Dynamically.  You have to see it for yourself to understand.  When you see it at first you might say, “I think there is something wrong with my installation”.  No, you see, the form is dynamic which means it doesn’t display all its options until a Star Rating is chosen and the Reviewer starts to write the Review.  Once these 2 things happen, the Social Icons and Name form field will appear.  In fact, the email field shown in the picture above won’t even display until a Reviewer types in their Name in the Name field.  The best way to experience this is via our Live Demo here:

Social Review Engine Demo

 

Increased Trust with Reviewer Validation

Now, we have also added a new Trust enhancement feature which will increase the Trust Factor in your Reviews, thus increasing their effectiveness on your blog.  It is called Reviewer Validation.  We now show a Validation link on Reviews posted by confirmed Social Connections.  If someone writes a Review on Your Blog and does it via one of our Social Media Connections, they then are Validated and their Review gets a Validation Icon.  Plus, as always, you also see the Reviewer’s picture from their Social Media Account as well.  All of this increases the Trust Factor on your site, telling Visitors that the Reviews posted on your site can be Trusted.  Trust equals higher Conversions every time and now we have enhanced it immensely with this new update.

Here is an Example:

Trust Enhancement Features

*As you can see in the picture above, we have also changed the Agree feature from saying “Agree” to using a “Like” indicator.  In testing, we have found that this will increase the Social Interaction on this feature alone by 15-20%.  

If you haven’t Purchased the Social Review Theme yet, remember there are only 2 days left before our first of 2 Major Price increases hit.  On Monday April 1st, the price of the Social Review Engine will jump from $27 (with the SEO Booster Pro plugin as a Free Bonus and FUll Developer License) to $67 without the Free Bonus Plugin, but it will still have the Developer License.  On April 15th the Developer License will go up to $97 and the Multisite License will cost $67.  In fact, the SEO Booster Pro is going up in price as well.  There is way too many features and too much Value in these plugins to sell them at these introductory prices.  That is why we are boosting things up.

Don’t miss out on this Limited Time Offer Here:  Social Review Engine Limited Time Offer

Coming Soon

In our next update, we will also be adding in the ability to allow Reviewers to Socially Share their Reviews themselves as a part of the Review Submission process.  We think this feature will garner a tremendous amount of additional Viral Traffic for your Sites, not to mention, additional Social Media Signals for the Search Engines as well.

We also are adding WooCommerce 2.0 integration to the Social Review Theme directly, to make it a one stop “shop” for those of you who like the WooCommerce integration we already have in the Social Review Engine Plugin.

Our next plugin which will be released in April is called WP Social Deals.  It is not just another “Deals” plugin, I can tell you that.  It will integrate with everything we already have here, so you can guarantee it will be another great addition to our already great stable of WordPress Social Plugins.  And Yes, don’t worry, the WP Social Fan Page Engine is on its way as well.  It is taking awhile as we just keep adding stuff to it.  It is going to really be a one of a kind plugin I can tell you that.

 

Site Changes Coming Next Week

We are changing the Theme and Payment processing system on WPSocial.com next week.  We are switching to a WooCommerce 2.0 Responsive theme and WooCommerce 2.0 Payment processing setup.  We want to make things easier for our customers and right now the setup with JVZoo is too cumbersome and complicated.  We are aiming to change that.

We have more on the horizon, but that it it for now.  We would love to hear your comments, so please leave them below.

21 comments
Kerry
Kerry

If Google comes down on Rich Snippets in its next update how will this affect WP Social Reviews since they utilize Rich Snippets? I love this software but don't want the value of client reviews to get washed away in a Google update.

Timothy Beveridge
Timothy Beveridge

How can we get a backup copy of the plugin for our files? I went to my JVZOO portal but the download link took me to a sales page not a download.

J W
J W

Hey Mike and Crew! Just got the new update installed of FB Social Review Engine and love it! Really looking forward to the built in WP comment option that is coming also. Keep up the amazing work. ;0 Shelle-K

hendersonscott@hotmail.com
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Hi Mike, Will WP Social Deals produce 'responsive' content i.e. will the deals look good on a mobile device? My biggest frustration at the moment is with running deals and contests in Facebook Apps and they just don't work on mobiles. What I really want is to have a Social Deal that displays in multiple locations (Facebook, Mobile Phone, Tablet, Desktop) and looks great in all of them! Loving all my other WP Social purchases. Best regards, Scott.

Philip Evans
Philip Evans

We have a Deals system we wrote and its massively popular amongst our clients. Hopefully your new plugin can replace our system but add the Social/Viral element. If you want to see how we operate Deals let me know as it might give you some ideas on the functionality needed.

Paul
Paul

Really great to see the ongoing updates to your products, you are way ahead of all the other IM Gurus. Keep it up. One thing I would like to see is some really good video demos going through all the features and how to use your products - from a beginners point of view. The product launch videos were OK but I think better and more information would be good. This is especially so with all the updates coming through. It is easy to become lost when you are trying to get this information down and into some sort of perspective. Thanks in anticipation.

Andy Benson
Andy Benson

Incredible work guys! Thanks a lot! Social deals sounds like a great tool on the horizon. Let me know if you need a beta tester!

Al
Al

it just keeps getting better and better. Can't wait for the next batch of goodies :)

Mike Johnson
Mike Johnson

Google isn't going to devalue Rich Snippets anytime soon. They want you to use Rich Snippets so they can index your content better for Search. Using Rich Snippet is giving Google what they want. Its not a technique which should ever be considered a worry for any site owner. This is as white hat as SEO gets. Mike

Mike Johnson
Mike Johnson

Timothy, Didn't I just setup your account access here just a short time ago? You should just have to login and download the products you have purchased. Mike

Mike Johnson
Mike Johnson

That is our goal with this plugin Scott. We don't do anything now without looking at the mobile implications of it. Thanks. Mike

Mike Johnson
Mike Johnson

Philip, Click on the Support Tab on the right side of the screen here and Submit a Ticket to us. I would love to hear about how you operate Deals. We always want to make our products better. Thanks. Mike

Mike Johnson
Mike Johnson

Thanks, but I don't consider myself to be a Guru by a longshot. Just an ordinary guy working to make tools you can really use. Once we get this new site up and running, that is exactly what I plan on doing. Adding more "How to" Videos and "Why you should use this, this way" videos to show the power of these plugins. I completely understand what you mean about getting lost. We have so many features in these plugins that it can be hard even for us to articulate what they can do effectively. More help is on the way. Mike

Mike Johnson
Mike Johnson

Thanks Andy! I definitely will. You have been shown to be great at evaluating and helping us develop our tools here. Mike

hendersonscott@hotmail.com
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Yay! I'm up for a bit of Beta Testing. Feel free to hit me up. Cheers, Scott.

Mike Johnson
Mike Johnson

I am uploading and testing the plugin tonight and if it looks good, I will set a date for launch. Most likely the end of this month, unless we hit some unforseen bugs. We will be doing Beta Testing with Members like you before that though. Mike