Unfortunately, most of the ‘Reviews’ online are just sales pages with the word ‘Review’ thrown in, and as such should be avoided. While review sites with integrity can lend a great source of information to help you make informed decisions, you must protect yourself from the unscrupulous people whose only intention is making profit at your expense. We will discuss telltale signs that you can follow to help determine if the information presented is just sales hype, allowing you to dismiss certain information for what it is: false information to mislead you enough to steal your money in return for a product of little value Hauswasserwerk.
Some common signs that the ‘Review’ is a sales page:
1. If the ‘review’ site has the product name in it’s url like “thisproductreview.c0m”
2. The ‘review site’ only has one page to three pages, all saying how great the product is (generally no actually information is given, just positive remarks about the product)
3. The ‘review site’ has several pages, but they are all about the same product
4. The ‘review site’ has several pages, but they are all about the same type of product *(by showing competing products, the viewer believes they are unbiased, yet each product shown is an affiliate product – so no matter what you choose, the author make money from their sales page)
5. A Google search for the product name shows lots of different websites all touting the wonderful product that you are considering – means that it is most likely an affiliate product, so be careful. (Nothing wrong with affiliate products, something unethical though with some of the people using affiliate products to earn money.)
6. Google listings that start out looking like “Is PRODUCT a Scam??” or “The TRUTH about PRODUCT!” yet the entire article or website tells you how great the product is should give you an immediate indication that it is probably a sales page and NOT a truthful review.
These are signs that a review may not be trustworthy generally. Pay attention also to the authors of these sites, they typically have many many similar sites for other products which are equally false. If you have an option to dismiss, report, or ignore the site, do so – it lets Google de-index them faster helping other people also struggling to find good information.
This is not to say that the only negative reviews are truthful, some products actually deserve positive reviews. Check the website for integrity, if they review 100 items and 99 of the products get a positive review – that is an unnatural percentage of positive results. In our research, most products don’t live up to their self proclaimed hype. A natural review site for digital products should have maybe a 40% or less positive rating and a 60% or higher negative rating (*we don’t make the products, we are just honest about them).
Even though these hyped review sites may rank high on the search page, many owners of these sites spent a lot of time convincing Google that the content is good using deceptive methods of link farming, inflated page views, etc…, so they can steal your money. Find some sites you trust and use their information to help you make decisions. Just as there are good products out on the web, there are also honest review sites.
Be smart when obtaining information about a product you are considering purchasing. Yes, there are several good digital products to be obtained and a handful of truthful review sites that can help you in your decision making process. It’s your money, use common sense and always remember – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.