Benefits for publishers
If you manage a website that incorporates user generated contributions or interactions - ShareRep’s reputation sharing service offers significant benefits.
The use of ShareRep actively encourages higher quality user generated content, improving user experience and adding significant value to your site. Reputation portability also reduces a barrier to entry for potential users.
ShareRep’s proprietary algorithm overcomes the problems of existing reputation systems. There are many other features that offer significant benefits for publishers.
Better online behavior
Having a reputation displayed alongside user generated contributions or interactions provides a democratic mechanism for users to self regulate. To promote a superior online experience, ShareRep enabled sites encourage positive behavior and discourage negative behavior. With widespread adoption, the effect will become more pronounced due to the reputation portability. This will help to reduce flaming, trolling and generally negative behavior, while reducing the need for manual intervention.
Self regulation will lead to a reduced need for direct moderation by webmasters and a correspondingly reduced complaint level about moderation.
Better quality contributions
Users who are keen to improve their reputation will strive to contribute high quality content. Over time, this will help to improve site quality, irrespective of content type.
Individuals who desire to improve their reputation should contribute quality content, interact with other users in a positive fashion, or simply provide fair and relevant feedback to other users. This helps to increase active, rather than passive participation.
Reduced barrier to entry
Users will not have to start as a newbie when joining your site, as they can bring an existing ShareRep reputation with them. This reduces a barrier to entry, encouraging them to become a user of your site by providing an opportunity for immediate acknowledgement as a quality user.
ShareRep has chosen a moderate subscription price model, to allow adoption by a wide variety of websites.
Easy to implement
A standardized secure API is used to transfer data between your site and ShareRep. This approach is well documented and easy to implement. Plugin modules for common systems are available or in development.
Advanced reputation analysis
ShareRep has expended significant effort to develop a reliable and robust algorithm. Our ability to aggregate, analyze and process reputation data from a number of sources addresses many of the issues of other reputation systems. This research and development is ongoing and will continue to enhance the reputation calculation in the future.
Many existing online reputation systems can be manipulated by users. A cross site reputation system is more resistant to manipulation. ShareRep’s algorithm includes detection routines and negative reputation implications for attempting manipulation.
ShareRep does not store user identifiable information and can guarantee that we will not pass on your user list or use the information on users that you provide in any way other than in the calculation of the reputations. Respecting the anonymity and privacy of individuals is fundamental to the ShareRep approach. For further information see Credentials hashing and Privacy.
The display of the ShareRep gauge and provision of a compliant filtering mechanism are the only mandatory requirements. Our terms of service specifies how you can leverage the ShareRep reputation information to provide a great experience for your users. ShareRep can also run in parallel to other existing reputation or rating systems.
Consistent look and feel
The visual styling of the ShareRep gauge is standardized and easily identifiable across any ShareRep enabled website. Publishers can easily change colors of ShareRep UI elements to suit existing site theming. Appropriate inclusion of the standard gauge is a mandatory requirement for client sites.
Respects site branding
There are no mandatory ShareRep branding elements required, maintaining the primacy of your brand.
Sites bearing the optional ShareRep Enabled Mark will be perceived as actively encouraging a superior online experience. The realization of improved user generated contributions or interactions should provide a differentiation factor between otherwise similar sites.
ShareRep is a paid subscription based service and does not rely on advertising - ensuring no conflict of interest with your advertising or aims.