I’ve been on the top 500 Reviewers list for a while and have occasionally contemplated contacting sellers and asking for a specific product to review, but never have because it just seems tacky to me. As far as I know, doing so isn’t against Amazon TOS. It IS FCC regulation that you must disclose in your review that you received a discounted or free sample to review.
Because the market is getting saturated with these review sites, and a lot of people are now members of them, it’s becoming a seller’s market, which means they can offer you less and still get enough takers to make it worthwhile for them. Discounts are declining and in some cases, it appears the companies are actually making a targeted market out of the review sites from people who think they are getting a great discount, but are not.
By the way, I would disagree with the “Vipon is dead” posted above. It’s not like it used to be but I still get a few products there. I’ve got 10-12 from them over the past month. Their site is down this weekend while they move to new servers and update the site.
There are a few tips you should be aware of when you go on your product review quest to make sure you get the most bang from both a SEO and PR perspective. Chances are you will be able to discuss how you want your links to look in the review. If you get the opportunity to specify your links and link text then keep these tips in mind:
Four of the largest health insurers were seeking separate mergers. CR raised concerns about how the move would cut choices, drive up costs and compromise quality, pressing the Justice Department to block them.
This is especially bad for books. If you are looking to choose an edition of a book that’s in the public domain, all the reviews for every edition are grouped together. Often, I want to know if a book’s font is large enough, if a book is sturdy, etc. Also, with these books, the Look Inside feature shows just one edition which may not be the one you’re interested in.
Hey, Bullseye reviews will appear on the relevant product detail page on Target.com along with other guest reviews. Hey, Bullseye reviews are distinguished from others with a special label. All reviews are moderated to ensure compliance with Review Writing Guidelines.
I’m a top 500 reviewer on Amazon UK, and a Vine Voice on Amazon US (though I’ve never gotten anything from Vine, because I don’t live in the US), and I like posting reviews. Some are reviews I’ve also posted on my website, and some are for items I’ve gotten for free from manufacturers. But all are honest, and are not influenced by the fact the products free. I’m a freelance journalist, and review hardware and software as part of my job, so I’m well aware of the ethical questions involved in reviewing. Whenever I review something sent to me by a vendor, I note it in the review.
Let me start by saying this: There are some authors (and product manufacturers) who post reviews of their own products. In other words, the reviews are fakes. Frauds. Phonies. A recent case with author RJ Ellory, caught him red-handed writing fake reviews under pseudonyms about his own books, and if that was not enough, he wrote disparaging reviews about his competitors (under pseudonyms, too).
Filling out your profile is one thing, optimizing it so suppliers can get a sense of who you are and easily contact you is another. The Amazon profile in use today has a space for “pen name”, signature, location, email, website, occupation, About Me, and Interests. None of this except your ‘pen name’ is required to be filled out, though the more you fill out the more optimal your profile will be to suppliers looking for people to review their products.
Ivan Kreimer is a freelance content marketer that helps SaaS business increase their traffic, leads and sales. Previously, he worked as an online marketing consultant helping both small and large companies drive more traffic and revenue. He is also an e-commerce store owner, and a world traveler.
For Bad Amazon Product Reviews: Responding publically may add further damage, especially if others take the side of the reviewer. Look forward to burying this negative review with new positive ones. Amazon will remove a review in specific cases like those involving privacy violations or obscene language, but these situations aren’t common.
as a result of my experiences in the last year or two, i generally no longer trust amazon enough to purchase items sold or fulfilled by them. instead, if i need to purchase something from a smaller manufacturer that i find on amazon, i now go directly to their own website, if they have one, where i can be sure i’m getting the real thing and there is an assurance of quality and accountability.”
Additionally, reviewers may give their opinions on items for which they have no expertise or real experience and therefore have no frame of reference about how well something works by comparison. It’s hard to say how good something is if you don’t know what else is out there.
This is another exclusive review program that requires an invite in order to sign up. Click through and use the application form we found to apply for your invitation. Since FAQs are closed to members, info is limited at this time. (Likely) available for reviewers in USA.
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