1. How do you get all this data?
So I've scraped publicly available data online. Every website is already being crawled by Search Engines, SimilarWeb, SpyFu, Trustpilot, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and Google Trends. And most of these company share their information freely. I've aggregated all that data in one place for you to get an efficient overview of any company.
2. Why is there nothing on my website?
Sorry! It's not perfect. ReviewBolt analyzes your website's metadata and technologies used. Most of the statistics and content comes from content online. If those companies don't have anything on you then neither will I.
3. Why did you do this?
Honestly, I had to analyze several companies at work and got tired of switching between tools... So I built this to speed up my tasks. And then I found quite fun to build it out. I like the idea of programmatically creating a review for every website on the planet. The more information available for people the better.
4. Any inspirations for this?
Bannerbear is a big inspiration. Really love Jon's journey. For stuff more related, I'm very impressed with Owler, SimilarWeb, TrustPilot, GetLatka, 411Leads, MVF, Capterra, SpyFu, SemRush, ScrapingBee, Vercel, TailwindCSS. Those are some incredible companies that have built great businesses for the world. I'm standing on their shoulders and this website would not be here without them.
5. What technology did you use to build this?
It's built using TailwindCSS on the FrontEnd styling. NextJS and React as the framework. And FaunaDB + Google Sheets as my database. A little bit of Material UI sprinkled in as well (they have nice accordions).
6. What are some cool hacks that I can do with this?
So one my favourite things is going down a rabbit hole of competitors. Go to the competitor section of the review and click on any of them to see their profile. Also you can directly get a review of any website by typing reviewbolt.com/r/[insert] And that's a very shortcuty way of getting the data.Also in the review each component is an accordion that you can minimize. Which is helpful for comparing different segments.
7. What does the chrome extension do?
The chrome extension is a quick way to get a review of any site. You just click the lightning icon in your browser extension and then boom! A full analysis done for you.
8. How do you make money?
I don't... But maybe in the future I'll have a monetization route.
9. How can I help?
Tell 1 friend about ReviewBolt 😇 Any suggestions send them my way as well.
10. What's your favourite part about ReviewBolt?
My first web app was ytscribe.com (transcribes any YouTube video). It was not such a big hit but I loved the idea of user generated content creating a website. I think the best companies are done from that way (think stackoverflow, reddit, indiehackers) and I wanted to build a review version. Hopefully after a couple months this site will be big and help thousands of people around the world get proper reviews of any website.
11. Where are you based?
Based in London, UK
12. How much does ReviewBolt Pro cost and why should I get it?
There's no pro yet... but it will be amazing.
13. How can I get in touch?
You can go to the contact form and send me a message. You can also tweet at @reviewbolt on twitter
14. Did you write these questions yourself?