I just posted my thoughts/opinions about Panjo on TAZ if anyone wants to read.
Joeychgo wrote, "You lose those keyword rich ads from your site."
This is not correct. You keep adding ads (and keyword rich SEO content) on your site. When a seller creates a listing, Panjo creates a thread post in your legacy buy/sell/trade subforums.
Great question. We have exhaustively dug into this. It does not seem to create duplicate content issues. We have done a number of tests and experiments over the years related to duplicate content. We have consulted with some of the world's leading SEO experts. The current configuration seems to be treated the best by SERPs.My mistake, you clearly made an improvement. Except now the ad is on the site and on Panjo. --- doesn't that create duplicate content issues with Google?
Here is an example of a XenForo forum that has a dedicated, integrated community marketplace on Panjo.Can we have another demo site for xF. The previous links provided don't work anymore on Page 1.
Panjo is alive and well. Over 100,000 people use Panjo every month and growing. We have iterated through a number of pricing models. As of late Panjo's pricing is:I thought Panjo was dead 5 years ago. wow. I thought it overpriced itself out of business.
Here is an example of a XenForo forum that has a dedicated, integrated community marketplace on Panjo.
The buy/sell/trade subforums at the emergency vehicle equipment community, eLightbars.org, are synchronized with the eLightbars.org community marketplace on Panjo.
I would definitely draw a distinction between a 'store' and a 'marketplace.' Panjo doesn't build stores. There are other software solutions I would recommend if you are looking for a store. (Shopify or WooCommerce for example)I got it. So the data syncs over to panjo and you advertise the products? I thought it was you build a custom store or the forums turn into a store.
I would definitely draw a distinction between a 'store' and a 'marketplace.' Panjo doesn't build stores. There are other software solutions I would recommend if you are looking for a store. (Shopify or WooCommerce for example)
Panjo builds marketplaces for communities. Panjo developed a XenForo plugin to 1) allow members to connect their forum and Panjo accounts and 2) keep your community marketplace on Panjo synchronized with your buy/sell/trade subforums. In a store, there tends to be one seller. In a marketplace, there are lots of sellers (your members). Some members might be 'power sellers' and have a lot of items for sale.
Yes, the data in your community marketplace on Panjo syncs over to the forum. For each listing in the marketplace, there is a corresponding thread post version of the listing in your database. When the status of the listing changes (like the item sells) or is edited (like the price drops), the thread post updates to reflect the latest status of the listing.