USuggest, created by a team of Arizona State University computer scientists, has launched its beta platform designed to impact the blogging community. USuggest's objective is to give bloggers the ability to tag and recommend products right from their blogs, directing their audience to online retailers like Amazon.com, WalMart.com, and Target.com. The bloggers would then receive a commission from any sales generated through referrals. USuggest's "Suggesters" direct consumers to the site with the best price across their 500+ site vendor network.
In its beta phase, USuggest.com will work with bloggers to install the platform on their sites and reap the rewards of monetizing their opinions. USuggest.com not only hopes to help bloggers turn their opinions into cash, but also strives to provide a relevant context from which to discuss products that is beneficial to consumers looking to find as much information as possible before making their online purchase.
USuggest.com's creators were a team of computer scientists who would go on to win the $20,000 first prize in the Arizona State University's Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge in 2005.