June 27, 2011
Word of mouth is a powerful marketing tool, and businesses (not to mention the consumers), can benefit greatly from helpful reviews. Popyoular is an editorial review-based recommendation and discovery platform. It's aimed specifically at film, music, books and games. The idea is to connect a website's good content with trusted reviews and opinions about that content, helping to keep users engaged and directing them to things they may otherwise have overlooked. Popyoular's API makes it possible for developers to integrate this functionality into any other website.
It's all well and good having a beautifully designed website with all the bells and whistles, but if it never comes up in a search or no-one even lands on it, it's really just wasting valuable cyber space. Web analytics platforms help to provide insight as to what kind of traffic a website is actually getting, and in turn, helps website owners or developers to make any necessary adjustments to increase traffic and user interaction. Positionly is one of these web analytics platforms. Positionly also provides the Positionly API that makes this functionality available to developers who may want to integrate it with other applications.
Developers looking for trends in Twitter search are finding it more difficult now that the micro-blogging site has decreased the search history to four days. Previously going back weeks and months, the backlog has steadily decreased, now too short for some types of applications. At the same time, the newer streams have become the go-to API for former search use cases.