I’m not going to attack nor defend DRM (Digital Rights Management) in this review since the game does NOT make it a secret that an installation key, Internet connection and registration are needed for a successful and complete installation.
This company is highly involved in products research and development. And under their KabelDirekt Premium User program, they often solicit qualified members to provide feedback. And contributing members will be rewarded with free products.
Another problem in not having any control over who takes the coupons is that not all reviewers are sane people. My products are good. Less than 5% of the reviews have 3 stars. All the rest are 4 or 5 stars. But someone gave me a 2 star. When I looked at this person’s other reviews, I saw that she habitually gives bad reviews to products that generally receive good reviews. She is obviously a disgruntled or maybe careless/thoughtless/jealous/nasty individual. Had I seen her track record I would never have approved her to receive my product.
I tried this with some success, but only got 10% or less who actually reviewed the book. For the most part, it was a successful effort as I got realistic reviews and many people did like the book. BUT, there are some wild and crazy folks out there who do things like complain that on page ten you used the word rouge and they don’t like that word. Or who find two grammar mistakes and claim it makes the book unreadable and so they give you a 2 star review. That’s okay, because that is the person’s honest opinion, but I finally got tired of these folks, and of the folks who took a free copy and then had not reviewed the book six months later. I am going to give up on this self-publishing thing, though I admit it has been fun.
I encourage the online retailers that I work with to only accept reviews from product owners, but not all can do it. Retailers that sell online and also run brick and mortar stores sometimes don’t have their in-store point-of-sale systems linked to their website and therefore can’t match up the shopper’s identity to verify the purchases.
I signed up for snagshout yesterday and was able to snag 2 deals the same day. At first it said my limit was 1, but after I entered my amazon profile url and snagged my first item it told me my limit had increased to 2, so I snagged another. It said I’ve earned a “helpful” badge, based on the helpful votes on reviews I had previously written. I should receive both items in the next day or 2,with prime.
Thanks for reminding me about this! Amazon just updated their terms of service section “Prohibited Seller Activities and Actions”, and the act of giving you gift cards is forbidden: “you may not provide compensation for a review other than a free copy of the product.” And “No refunds are permitted after the review is written.” See Amazon’s Prohibited Seller Activities and Actions page.
It’s been a while, but you might remember that this ridiculous wolf-themed T-shirt became an ironic best-seller on Amazon back in 2009, paving the way for countless product reviews. I mean, it’s not every day that a t-shirt warrants its own Wikipedia page. With so many great reviews to choose from, it was almost impossible to narrow things down to just one representative example. That said, this one here, which was one of the first to grace the product’s Amazon page, might just do the trick.
Fiverr. Fiverr is such a weird melting pot of shady bizarre offerings. The black market of internet advertising, you can find just about anything for cheap on Fiverr, including artificial Amazon reviews.
If you want to add more emails to your email sequence, you can do it. However, I wouldn’t recommend it, because that could be considered both spammy for Amazon and annoying for your customers. Also, if you combine marketing inserts with email follow-up sequences, the chances of getting more reviews will considerably increase.
I agree with all you’ve said, but I’d add that once you’ve done THOUSANDS of reviews, you really don’t worry too much about pleasing the vendors. I feel absolutely no need to please them – if they take me off their list, good, that’s fewer emails for me to go through anyway, it’s not like someone else won’t offer me a ton of things tomorrow.
How it works: To receive free products for testing, you can visit the ‘testing’ area of the site (under rewards), and apply to test products. If you are chosen to test the product then it will be sent out to you.
Is this just something you ignore and keep going? I wish they had to give a reason it is not helpful so I could do better. I put a lot of thought and consideration into thoroughly testing and reviewing items. Unless my review is too long I can’t see how it is unhelpful. I am hoping this isn’t the start of my own troll infestation. It wouldn’t bother me if I felt I could have done better. Have you ever had to deal with this?
As for the coupon codes saving you less than the stated amount…that is flat out bad business. I have never run into that problem, BUT I have had the problem of not reading the email fully before I entered code. In a couple cases, the email sort of implied it would be free, but never really said it was a 100% off coupon code. In those cases, I ALWAYS reply the Seller and tell them that they need be upfront and crystal clear about the actual discount the code is applying. I suggest you all do the same so we can stamp out the vague emails and bad practices going on.
Marketplace Sharing for Amazon allows consumers to share their review to Amazon, providing relevant content to future purchasers, no matter where they shop. You’ll not only grow review coverage on Amazon, but also increase sales on all channels.
We cut drives with reported speeds significantly slower than our previous pick, including popular models from Kingston, Lexar, Patriot, SanDisk, Transcend, and others. We also eliminated drives with SSD controllers because the few models out there are too expensive unless you absolutely need the fastest storage you can get.
As a supplier of an item I want reviewed, I am looking over your profile to see if you are going to be a good candidate for this product. I’m also going to read your reviews (likely skim them) to judge them on length, content, constructive criticism, and tone of voice. I want a reviewer that is not only going to give me an honest review, but one that will help other potential buyers A) make an informed buying decision based on a peer review, and more importantly B) want to buy the product.
This is now the newest kid on the block, having just launched July 2016. They are also supporting reviewers in more countries than any other review site I know of! 12 countries! USA, UK, France, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, China
Set up your profile. Write up a short bio on your profile, expressing the your interests and what kind of products you like. Including your country, email address, and interest in reviewing in your profile will encourage sellers contact you directly for products to review. Make sure your profile is set to public as well.
In a lawsuit filed on Friday, Amazon (AMZN) asked a Washington state court to grant damages against a group of people who it says posted phony 5-star reviews in exchange for $5. In some cases, the company used undercover agents to conduct transactions with the fake reviewers.
This is easy: don’t review 10 eye liners unless you want to asked to review a new eye liner. If you review only XBox games, then I would expect only XBox games companies to ask you to review their games. Your reviews are a portfolio of your interests, and expect suppliers to treat them that way.
I review all of the time, but I’m wanting to start reviewing bigger products. Such as Bluetooth Speakers, and things like that. So, my question is how do I go about getting approved to review bigger products. Any advice you can give me would be wonderful.