At Review Centre we’re continually looking for ways to improve our website. Back in May, we launched a fresher design, with improved social functionality. But there was more we wanted to do.
Today, we rolled out a change to some item pages. At the moment we’re testing these changes. We’ll look at data, and listen to user feedback to gauge how users feel and interact with these pages. The changes we’ve made are outlined below.
First of all, these changes have only been made within our Entertainment channel, which means you can see an example of the new pages here, here, and here. Pending their success, we’ll roll them out sitewide at a later date.
We’ve made a change to the look and feel of the item summaries, to try and make them look less cluttered. Here’s what it used to look like:
Previously, the main item page would only show the 10 latest reviews. If an item page had more than 10 reviews, you’d have to click on the “Reviews” tab to see more reviews. If an item had lots of reviews, you’d then have to scroll through many pages to read all the reviews. When people are looking for reviews, we want to get that information to them as quickly as possible. Therefore, we’ve consolidated the functionality of these two pages within the item page. From this page, you’ll be able to see all reviews for an item. When you reach the bottom of the page, you’ll see a link that says See Next 10 Reviews (as highlighted below).
Click on that, and you’ll see the next 10 reviews. You’ll be able to keep doing this, no matter how many reviews an item has.
Individual Review Pages
Not only that, but previously we only ever showed a snippet of the total review content on the item page. If you wanted to see the whole review, you’d have to click onto a new page. Now we give you the option to read the review in its entirety from the item page, by simply clicking the See More link:
Of course, the individual review page is still accessible, by clicking on the link highlighted below:
So you can still share you reviews with your friends via email, Facebook or Twitter. Let us know what you think of these changes by leaving us a comment below.