We are a growing online publisher which runs high volumes websites such as similsites.com, 50ftwares.com, soft196.com and others.
I am currently looking for a developer to build the backend of a comparison shopping engine such as:
As you can see all these websites are very similar. I prepared a wireframe, you can find it as an attachment.
I will take care of the design and I will put you in contact with my front – end developer, so you can focus on the backend only (no html / css / graphics). Before starting you will have the exact design and html/css (it will be possible to make changes quickly, you can ask directly our front-end developer)
The website has to be robust, since the expected volumes will be in the range of 50K and 200K visitors per day, spreaded all over the world (traffic will be paid traffic).
The keywords which will bring 90% of the traffic are known in advance. For these keywords we will have to cache the results pages (I expect we will have to cache around 1M pages), in order to make sure the pages will load in few moments. (Traffic will land on search results landing pages with the search keywords “expanded”)
Reviews wont have to be crawled from merchants, they will just be plain reviews from our websites' users after signing up with email / facebook connect.
No Shopping Cart processing is needed. This is not an ecommerce, it aims only to compare products across different ecommerces.
Product information will come from product feeds from the main affiliate networks (amazon, ebay, commissione junction) as large xml or csv files.
You can see an example of product feed as attachment.
So far, for current websites we worked with a robust sql structure and php for all the rest.