5. Reach out with a thoughtful e-mail. Time to plead your case, so put on those puppy-dog eyes! Explain to the target that you found their review on Amazon and that you’d like to send them a product you believe they might be interested in. Don’t send out one soulless generic mass email – personalize the message showing that you’ve read up on the reviewer and seen their past reviews. Maybe comment on one review you found especially illuminating or clever. Personalizing your messages greatly improves your chances of getting a reply, so be sure to implement some considerate correspondence.
Take a cool down. Negative reviews can sting, which is why your first step upon receiving a negative Amazon customer review should be to simply step back. Take a day or even several to cool down and then assess the situation with a clear mind. Is there any merit to the review? Maybe this is a clue to how you can improve your product. Is a pure emotional tirade? Other uses can sense a baseless rant, so while your star ratings may be affected, users who take the time to read your 1-star reviews may see the senselessness of a bad review. If the review is blatantly emotional, these cool down days may be as beneficial for you as for the reviewer – they may be able to realize their earlier review was unreasonable and be open to editing it.
I also do surveys and product testing. I did want to mention that my children do surveys with Kidzeyes and Teenseyes. My youngest has been doing this for about 2 years and he has made over $150, plus products to test. They have monthly drawings and he has won twice.
My trip into the upside-down world of Amazon reviews of cheapo electronics began because of a lost dongle. I was on an early morning flight with two chatty dudes behind me, bonding over living in Brooklyn and working in consulting. I badly wanted to drown out the conversation, but my wireless headphones were dead and I couldn’t find the 3.5 mm-to-Lightning dongle that’d let me plug my earbuds in. Luckily, I am a galaxy-brain genius, and came up with the brilliant solution to avoid this in the future: I would just buy a bunch of dongles.
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I’m struggling with an ethical decision. I’m not sure if it’s something you’ve ever encountered. I received a discounted product in a package with multiple paid orders. I remember seeing the discounted product, but when I went to test it, I couldn’t find it anywhere. I have looked and looked for weeks to see if it slipped behind something or what. The only thing I can figure is it accidentally was thrown away with the packaging. So what should I do? I feel bad that I haven’t written a review. I could say it arrived promptly and possibly give some general information about it, but I don’t feel comfortable writing a fake review nor do I feel right in writing no review since I did receive the product. Any advice?
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I’ve just noticed something strange on amazon uk’s list of top reviewers. No 32 has never actually reviewed anything. I know the sorting on these things is supposed to be arcane but this is taking it a bit far.
Thanks for that. When you first join you can only get one item at a time, but as you get some reviews under your belt, you’ll be able to get more products at once and that’s when that sliding scale starts.
Oz Naturals is another review site that only sells products for their brand. In this case, you can review skin care products for only a few dollars. This can be a good option for the health-conscious as Oz Naturals only use natural and organic active ingredients.
A few years ago I noticed something some companies are doing to game Amazon reviews that’s either genius, evil, or totally a figment of my imagination: product placement in Amazon reviews of related products. So, for example, you hire people to place fake reviews for stereo speakers across Amazon, but make sure all of them mention that the customer bought the speakers for your particular brand of stereo. Then it doesn’t matter if the review is positive, negative, average, etc. The important thing is that everyone reading reviews of speakers is suddenly learning how popular your stereo is among people who care about high quality sound. It’s practically untraceable. It’s the perfect review-gaming crime. I wrote about it in 2011 here: http://www.ironicsans.com/2011/02/product_placement_in_amazon_re.html
After initially debuting as an invite-only beta-gadget for $99 (I was one of the lucky ones who bought in at that price), the Amazon Echo now retails for nearly twice that: $180. That price seemed fair to me when the Echo was a shiny, new curiosity, but I’m not sure that’s still the case now that the Alexa lineup — and the competition — has matured. Take the Echo Dot: It’s just as smart and as capable as the full-sized Echo at less than a third of the cost, and unlike the original Echo, you can connect it with the external speakers of your choice. It seems like the best Alexa starting point by a considerable margin. And though it’s still playing catch-up, the well-reviewed Google Home smart speaker costs just $130.
For Eric, Feedback Genius was a “no-brainer purchase.” For just 20 dollars a month, he gets all of his buyer communications automated with personable messages to customize each customer’s purchasing experience.
This does’t mean your reviews have to be glowing, perfect epic novels expounding on the miracles this particular item did for you. They just have to be real and supportive. We’ll get into how to write review below.
At one point, you had to know someone who was in the game in order to get scheme of things. Groups were minimally exposed. Now, because of walk through websites such as this, Amazon has cracked down onow their review policies and have made it nearly impossible to do the correct way, without being sneaky. Thus, most groups have changed and the amount of products hasuch plummeted. Thanks to websites like yours. So, on behalf of seasoned reviewers and original reviewers, thanks for ruining our hobby!
I’ve been with Bzzagent for over 8 years and they have NEVER offered money payments. They do however offer mypoints for every product test report you file as well as their follow up survey. The best one I got from Bzzagent was a Sonicare Flexcare toothbrush with the UV Sanatizer values at almost 200.
You’d be surprised but as with most things online, being a top Amazon reviewer doesn’t come without risks. One Amazon reviewer reportedly gets regular hate mail, among them death threats. Other Vine reviewers say their reviews get negative feedback just because of their Vine badge. And while Amazon vowed last year to crack down on ‘incentivized’ reviews Deleting Fake Amazon Reviews, Streaming for Comic-Con Geeks, & More… [Tech News Digest] Deleting Fake Amazon Reviews, Streaming for Comic-Con Geeks, & More… [Tech News Digest] Fake Amazon reviews, streaming movies for Comic-Con geeks, LinkedIn buys Lynda, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Pacapong combines Pac-Man and Pong, and the Netflix Watch is coming soon. Read More , because of a deluge of fake reviews How to Spot Fake Reviews on Amazon How to Spot Fake Reviews on Amazon Don’t trust that review or 5-star rating on Amazon to make up your mind about a product. The only way to find a true opinion is to learn how to spot these fakes. Read More , the Vine program has continued to operate.
Thanks for the suggestion. I don’t know anything about them since they are new to me, BUT I will say that their site does not use encryption during the sign-up, login process and account area. I HIGHLY recommend you hold off using the site until they fix this security issue. I will be contacting RMI telling them they need to fix this to protect their users/customers. Thanks again for bringing this to my attention.
If they see you’re unlikely to leave reviews, they most likely won’t give it to you. For this reason we recommend leaving a few reviews on products you’ve previously purchased before trying AMZ Review Trader.
As for product-testing.com, I haven’t heard of them. I did a quick search and I couldn’t find anything that would confirm their legitimacy or otherwise. I’d give them a try as long as its free, and see how it goes.
Thanks, Lou. I just got into L’Oreal’s panel right away through your link, too. But for the others, I’m wondering how long it will take to get invited. I’ve answered or got screened out of over 1,000 surveys total. Looking for some other ways to earn, some variety. Love your blog pages — so colorful and nicely arranged. Makes me want to blog again. A little. 🙂