Ok, in the latest of my series of what I hope are helpful tips towards maximizing your pleasure from RateItAll, I'm going to discuss adding new listings.
When I talk about adding a new listing to RateItAll, specifically what I'm talking about is clicking the link that says "Add a New Item to this Topic:"
One important thing to realize about adding a new item is that, if you are logged in when you do it, you will get credit for any new listing that is approved (RateItAll, Weblist, Local). What does credit mean in this context? A couple of things:
- It means that you will earn 50% of the Google Adsense advertising on this page for the foreseeable future as part of the RateItAll Economy Program.
- It also means that you will be acknowleged on RateItAll for this contribution in a couple of places: on the RateItAll Contributors Page, specifically, in the column that is called "New Items."
Here is the snapshot of the current top 10 new listing submitters, led by ma duron, who is submitted a somewhat demonic total of 666 new listings.
- You also will get credit on the "Total Contributions Section" of your profile page (although the counter is all screwed up at the moment):
We do our very best to approve new listings within 24 hours - sometimes it's within minutes, and sometimes it can take a little while. One idea we are toying with is potentially letting folks with more than 100 reviews on the site add new listings in real time.
So what does this all mean? One thing it means is that RateItAll is almost entirely dependent on the new listing submissions of RIA members to stay current. We don't do any data licensing on a regular basis here - every new listing is added the old fashioned way - one at a time. This can be a pretty daunting task, especially when you consider that our area of focus is.... everything.
In fact, we are so dependent on these submissions, that we are willing to pay for them through the RIA Economy program. Think of it this way - let's say you beat us to the punch and suggest a mega hit new product like the Apple iPod before we get around to adding it - the payout could be substantial for a page like that in terms of advertising income.
Something to think about.