Woops, I just saw that you did mention global test market. How about this one though: weartest.newbalance.com. I just signed up with them. Not sure if they pay though. But I’ll let you know when I find out.
The only condition was that those reviewers would have to disclose their affiliation with the business in question in the text of their review. Reviewers were generally offered the product for free or at a discounted price, in exchange for their review.
Each of the John Doe defendants has offered, and continues to offer, to create Amazon reviews for $5 or more. Amazon has conducted an extensive investigation of the defendants’ activities on Fiverr, including purchasing “reviews” for products and communicating directly with some of the defendants. Most of the defendants promise positive or 5-star reviews for Amazon sellers’ products. Indeed, many encourage the Amazon seller to create the text for their own review. For example, Fiverr seller “bess98” in her “I will do, Amazon, Reviews, Amazon, Reviews, for $5” Gig promises to post “awesome review on your amazon product.” Below is a screenshot of bess98’s Amazon review Gig overview, which is typical of the offers on Fiverr to create inauthentic Amazon reviews: 6.
Spore is a fun game with it’s problems. If the DRM is going to be a huge problem for you I would not recommend the game. If your the hardcore type gamer who is looking for a challenge, your better off finding a different game. If your like me and your looking for a (mostly) simple game with easy and simplified gameplay and fun creation aspects, then this game is definitely suited for you.
Agreed, I’ve received discounted products to review as well and I am a Prime Amazon member so I’d hate to fool my fellow consumers. Just because I received it with a heavy discount doesn’t mean I’m handing out stars like a kindergarten teacher. It really just takes common sense to figure out if a product is worth buying or giving a shot.
Choose your link text wisely – It’s normal for people to link back to your website with link text that is simply your domain name (ex: http://mywebsite.com ). You should ask them to occasionally change the link text to the keywords that you want to rank for on the search engines. For example if you want to rank for “cheap widget” then your link text should be “cheap widget”.
5. Make contact. Once you identify potential reviewers, reach out to them explaining that you discovered their review on Amazon. Explain that you have a book or product that you think may be of interest to them, and would like to send it to them. Further explain that you are seeking an honest review of the item you send, but that they don’t have an obligation (this process is about inviting reviews, not forcing reviews). About 50 percent of the people who get my book, will post an honest review. And yes, there have been occasions where someone I identified in this method destroyed my book in their review, but that is the nature of a good review process.
“My Product Reviews” allows you to proactively manage the product reviews on the items you carry – even if you carry thousands of items. Reading the reviews can help you make decisions about existing and prospective items you might carry in your Amazon store. If reviews are positive, you might consider buying more inventory. If they are consistently negative, you might consider scrapping an item altogether.
I could write entertaining reviews, but that’s not my purpose when reviewing a product, so if that’s what Vine requires, then I’m out of luck. While this particular review was not by a Vine member, it reminded me of a lot of Vine reviews I’ve read in the past. Having said that, I hope you’re right and maybe I’ll receive a Vine invite some day, too.
A few of the different product you can buy include scales, power strips that also charge USB outlets or controlled by remote control, camping supplies, and other supplies that can be useful for DIY projects around the house.
There’s always a chance for a scam and websites come and go. With any website, only invest a small amount of money (if any) before you buy a lot of products to sell to make sure you like working with the site and to make sure it isn’t a scam.
Melinda, Always submit your text review first. They are approved quicker than reviews with images/videos. After it has successfully posted (check your Profile area to see which ones are complete or watch for the email) go back and Edit your review to include the pictures/video. Right under the Text/Comment field, on the right there is a button that says Upload , it is to the left of the Submit button. Upload and browse to your files. If you have a video, do that before single images. Uploading a video can take a while, a blue progress bar under the Video icon will show you your status. While that is uploading you can add your pictures. When they are all uploaded, hit Submit.
It is a great piece. What is best is warning consumers that nothing stops the vendors from buying their own products from Amazon and then impersonating a “verified purchaser” in order to post devious / corrupt self-evaluations of their own junk. Let’s all go to college and be able to grade our own exams, shall we?
My son said he loves the game, but the software is awful. It took us hours to get around the install problems and then we found out the key code had already been used! Based on the reviews and forum comments, I’m not even bothering with EA to try and resolve this issue. Our best guess is that someone has figured out their key algorithm and the codes are being activated illegally. So, even though we bought a brand new game, the verification key is useless and my son can only play a limited portion of the game.
I don’t always give 4 or 5 stars. Full price or Discounted. I give what I get. I know they would like that and I rarely give 5s. I muse really enjoy the product and know we as a family will use it and buy again.
These days, almost any “generic” item that you buy is sold from an (often Chinese) drop-shipper who invents a company name on the fly. Usually that company name is just two completely random words joined together, in order to avoid trademark infringement. E.g. “CoolPow” or “Flying Show”. Heck, I’ve even seen drop-shippers get lazy and use names like “abcGOOdef”. Seriously?
Since I wrote my answer many things have changed. Over a year ago Amazon changed the reviewer rules. You no longer required to leave a review for a product you get for a reduced price. You can only leave about 4 reviews a month for things purchased at a reduced price. AMaxon rejects so many reviews especially bad reviews now. And because they can no longer require you to leave a review, the merchandise is no longer free and is not discounted as much. I was always a truthful reviewer. I told it like it was. But I stopped because it is no longer worth it.
I fill out surveys and some leads to testing a product that I get invited to try at home. Some surveys leads to focus groups where me and other people are in a chat room setting discussing different products.