Wading Through Online Junk For Quality Reviews

Last Update: August 21, 2018

Ever feel like you're swimming against the current? Online I mean. Sometimes it seems like the current is mostly junk and you need to be a good swimmer to find the good!

I've been spending a lot of time researching online, to write quality articles and reviews. If I want my site to be authoritative and trustworthy, I need to make sure my information is accurate, valuable, and honest.

I've written a few product reviews now, and I'm always saddened by how much junk is offered online.

It's frustrating to see how many marketers are creating this useless material, let alone selling it. All they are interested in is making money off of poor unsuspecting, or desperate people. They are often gifted salesmen, who know just what to say to entice their viewers.

As they say in the movies, "Imagine if they would use their powers for good". There are a lot of quality programs online, but you have to weed through the trash to find them.

I'm so pleased to have found Wealthy Affiliate and the quality, ethical, training they provide. Never have I seen any training to produce "junk" for the sake of making money. Kyle, Carson, and many others here, always teach quality. The information you provide should be valuable and helpful.

And even when writing reviews. I try to provide all the information I can without bashing anyone. I may give my honest opinion, but I try to do it in a polite way. I want my readers to see all the ins and outs of these programs, so they can make an informed decision.

I also try to find out as much about the program as I can, even if I didn't own it. It's amazing how much you can find when you dig a little. I want my reviews to stand out!

Many of the reviews I read online are simply copycats of one another. In fact, the one I wrote today had some ridiculous reviews online. They didn't even bother to get the creator's name right. This is how I knew they were just rewriting each other's reviews, LOL.

I'm happy Kyle recommends we write more product reviews. This is not only great for ranking, but my hope is that with enough quality reviews out there, we might help some unsuspecting person from wasting their money. If I can help even one person, I'm happy.

Are you writing reviews? Google likes reviews and seems to rank them higher. Do your part to help clean up the web, LOL. Yes, I know, impossible... But we can try can't we?

Your friend,

Suzanne

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MKearns Premium
Just have to avoid those plastic gyres of spam Suzie!
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suzieq Premium
Yup. Swimmin upstream as usual, lol
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marycmiller Premium
You are right about some of the junk, I find the research so hard because there are a lot of inaccurate posts online. I worry when I haven't personally tried the product that I will misquote something. I think this is why I find writing so hard, it's not the writing part it is the research part that I don't like.
Mary
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suzieq Premium
Hi Mary. I know how you feel, but it does get easier. I find that if I use the product’s website information and read through 3 or 4 of the best ranking reviews, you can get a pretty accurate idea of what it’s about.
Good luck. I’m sure you’ll do great! Let me know if you need help.
Suzanne
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SFess Premium
Sounds like you’re on the right path to me. Integrity goes a long way. I haven’t reached that far into my lessons yet but I have been wondering something about writing reviews. Can I review/talk about any product I buy off the shelf or have laying around or do I need permission from the manufacturer? Or should I just sit tight and wait for the lessons to tell me what’s up?
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suzieq Premium
Are these products related to your niche?

You can review anything, just be sure you're accurate. I usually like to give my opinion as "I believe", or "I feel", things like that. Just make sure people know it's only an opinion and not fact.
Cheers,
Suzanne
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AndreaK1 Premium
This post was very interesting to me since I am fairly new to this. I have written a few articles for my website but I am not at the point yet of writing a product review. I am really wondering how I will write a review of a product I have never tried? Is this possible?
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suzieq Premium
Yes, of course. We'd go broke if we had to buy everything lol. The steps I use for all content is to put my keyword into jaaxy's "search analysis" which will bring up the top-ranked articles for that keyword.

These are the ones you're trying to beat, so take note of the # of words they use, etc. You'll often pull up other reviews you can use on top of your own research on the product.

I'll read the reviews to see if there's anything I can use. If nothing else, it'll give me clues on where to research. I'm always amazed at the additional info I'll find that no one else has written about.

Reading people's reviews on sites like Quora or Warrior Forum will help too.

If you need help when the time comes, let me know. I'll be glad to help you!

Cheers,
Suzanne
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AndreaK1 Premium
Thanks Suzanne,that really gives me some insights. I'm not at that point yet of trying to write a review but very soon... I certainly will post my questions ,but I'm sure I will find some answers in the next lessons.
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suzieq Premium
For sure, ask lots of questions, lol. The training here is excellent so I'm sure you'll be fine. We're all here to help one another!
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MargeCramer Premium
I totally agree with you. Thanks for sharing. Hugs
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suzieq Premium
Hugs back!!
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