Do you love movies? Are you always looking for the latest movies to watch? Have you been thinking about starting your movie review site but don’t know where to start? If so, this blog post is for you. It will discuss five key steps that will get you started on a movie review site.
Use IMDB API
It’s easy to use the imdb api, and it has a lot of helpful information. Many other sites provide an interface for the IMDB API, but these usually require you to have your account or credit card so they can charge you when someone pays for their movie through your site. You will need to sign up for an API key and register a website name. Once you have your information, you need to enter it into your website’s code.
IMDB API is free if you just want information on a movie and nothing else, but many people choose to use the IMDB API for more than that, like links or an interface where someone can buy tickets. This requires a payment agreement with IMDB, which will include setup fees as well as monthly fees.
Buy a Domain
If you want to start a movie review site, the first thing you’ll need is a domain. You can purchase a domain from any number of companies, including GoDaddy and Network Solutions. The cost can vary depending on the domain type and where you buy it from, but it usually costs around $12.00 per year (as of April 2016). A domain will help you create a professional site and give it an identity.
Get a Hosting Package
If you want to have your site hosted, it is best to buy a hosting package. Many options offer all-inclusive packages, so don’t worry about the amount of space or bandwidth as long as they meet your needs. Packages range from shared servers with limited features at only $12 per month to dedicated servers with unlimited space and bandwidth. Don’t worry about this part right now; you can change it later if need be.
Build a User-Friendly Website
A website is a key to success, but you mustn’t just build a site. Instead, you should have a plan in place for how people will navigate your site when they visit and how you’ll gather information from them.
Design your website so that it’s easy to update and maintain. Don’t rely on templates, which can be expensive (and lack the personalization you want). Instead, consider using software like Joomla or WordPress for your site’s design – they’re both popular choices in this arena. Build your site on a server to ensure it’s reliable and fast. If you’re unsure of how contact an IT company for help with the installation process.
Include Client Review in Your Site
Find people to submit reviews and make the agreement as explicit as possible in writing. For example, include a paragraph about how long it will take them to review your site before publishing on social media or elsewhere online. If someone doesn’t follow through with the terms of the contract, contact them directly and ask for an explanation.
The first step to getting your site going as a movie review website is finding people who can submit reviews on movies on demand for you. Of course, you want them to be honest and accurate, so it’s best if they have experience with the type of movies typically submitted to sites like this one.
Find out which categories they might be interested in reviewing and what their writing style is like. You should also find out how much time they’re willing to put in per review, as well as under what circumstances you can use the review on your site when it’s not yet published elsewhere online.
Remember that reviews are an important part of movie promotion, so make sure to include at least one on your site. People will be more likely to visit a movie review website if they know there are reviews available, so it’s worth the time and effort to get them up as soon as possible.
The key to success in this industry is understanding your audience and what they want. Next, know the types of movies you will be reviewing and how many reviews per month you are able and willing to provide. Finally, implement a plan for producing content regularly with excellent quality so that visitors come back again and again. With these five key steps, you will start your movie review website and have it succeed.