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Setting Up a Comparison Website From a Scratch: General ideas and suggestions

Setting Up a Comparison Website From a Scratch: General ideas and suggestions
August 13
10:01 2019

Right after the revolutionary changes when it comes to modern technology and eCommerce, price comparison websites have started to be very popular for readers.

Providing useful information on where to find the merchandise or goods by getting a better price is very useable to everyone shopping online nowadays. Websites like this one bring inconvenience and save a lot of time.

There are numerous opportunities to monetize a business like this one, but first, you will need to make a couple of choices and set up things up. It is not easy from a technical perspective to make every inch of your idea live on the internet.

The first thing you need to do is to select a niche. Potential profits are going to drastically depend on the selection.

Of course, it would be perfect to pick the right one. Targeting certain parts of the world is also not a bad idea, just make sure those economies you target are solid. The website is going to work better if there are consumer-focused products! Doing big research before reserving your domain is a must.

This also includes taking a look at the competition. It is really hard to say whether you should aim for something not available online yet, or simply offer a better version than your competitors.

We really love how have organized their thing. By accessing the website you can easily compare which welcome package is the best one while having regular weekly updates.

After picking a niche, we are turning to the technical side and set up everything. We can say that this is the most complicated part of setting up a price comparison business.

The engine which empowers the portal has to be good and it requires advanced skills. Hiring a programmer is a must in case you are not familiar with building this type of site from scratch. Programmer can also work on your unique ideas instead of using general templates. We are not going to lie – this option is going to cost you more than setting up a regular page, but the quality has proven to be a better choice than quality for comparison websites.

By hiring a professional, you are also getting flexibility, uniqueness, and a commodity to simply change things up if you don’t like them.
Customization can take a lot of time though, so there are a couple of alternatives if you want things up and running as soon as possible.

If you are not in a position to make big investments in the early stages, don’t panic.
Building a fully customized comparison engine is not a must. There are a couple of really good scripts which can help you to get everything started.
A big majority of these are coded in PHP, which means the integration to a WordPress website would be easy.

There are plenty of guides here and online on how to do it. Of course, it is really hard to expect scripts to meet all of your needs.

Another alternative is to take a bigger dive into WordPress plugins. There are so many available nowadays, and some of the best ones are free to use! WordPress’ main characteristics have been versatility and dynamics, so there is a good chance you might find exactly what you are looking for in the plugins section.

The best thing about them is that you don’t have to be professional or a programmer to integrate them, as they usually come with simple and detailed guides.

After you decide how are you going to set up the website, complete everything with the data acquisition. Having fresh data is of extreme importance for comparison websites.

Web crawling technologies are usually used here to get the data from Ecommerce websites. You can opt-in web scraping service provider here to avoid potential troubles with scripts.



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