This is one of the toughest for me, but some people enjoy these kinds of reviews. The idea is that you do your due diligence on a topic, and present the facts without any personal bias.

It involves a lot of research and a lot of comparing. The language you use on the site will likely be less personal, meaning instead of saying "I think...", you'll need to write purely on a factual basis.

eg. "I think Feature A of Product X will product a lot faster speeds than product Z" versus "The new addition of Feature A to Product will produce 30% more speed than the older version, Product Z"

Writing like this will provide a lot of opportunities to link to sources. We don't want our websites to be full of outbound links, so you may need to include a "sources" area at the bottom of your post, or pick and choose a few of the most important sources you used to write the article.

Doing your reviews in this way may create a sense of authority on your website since the writing will sound more like facts than opinion. I used to try to write this way, but have since move away from this method.

It's my belief that developing a brand based on your ideas and opinions is easier to defend than one based on fact. By using words like "think", "opinion", "belief", etc, what you say immediately becomes defendable if trolls come along and try to prove you wrong.

The simple answer then becomes, "That's a great viewpoint! I don't agree, but I appreciate the discussion." Your comment section suddenly becomes engaging and interesting rather than a fact war, which might prove you wrong!

Good Ideas

  • Compare/Contrast (very powerful!)
  • Point systems to choose an unbiased "Top recommendation"
  • Star ratings based on user reviews
  • Screenshots for proof
  • Video for proof
  • Link to sources
  • Logical arguments
  • Presenting both sides of conflicting arguments

Pro Tip: Affiliate with all products you compare on your site, not just your #1 picks. No matter which one a visitor buys, you make a sale, meaning you can stay completely unbiased on which ones to promote

You can also rate products based on which reviews get the most traffic or products sell the most. If you present unbiased facts and a certain product sells 30% more than the others, it's a good sign that it's more popular, and deserves a better rating. Now you have insideer knowledge that other websites might not have!

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there is a lot to absorb, I find myself somewhat over helmed at times and revisiting previous lessons and tangent blogs and reading the messages from the discussion, it is a lot of info to download and process. However I am a great more knowledgeable than I was prior to joining WA. Thanx
CraigW315 Premium
This is wonderful. I will be referring to it often, as this has been an ongoing concern for me.I have avoided discussing or reviewing things that I don't have personal experience with for fear of coming across in a a fraudulent manner. Other members here have commented that it's fine to do so with some research, but I particularly like the way you have presented everything here.
NaomiT1 Premium
Thank you so much for your refreshing advice. In turn, thank goodness I have aquired the technical, research, writing, discussion board and forum skills through attending Colorado Technical University (CTU) earning an Associate's of Science in Health Administration Services (ASHAS). Therefore, joining Wealthy Affiliate is right up my alley, understands, and agrees there is a lot of fun work still ahead to learn and do as a newbie.
subra Premium
Very useful information. I have read this content several times. I can relate this to IT type products (hardware and software), or at least it is one space I think I can apply the advice.

For instance, use a trial (free) version if the trial version does not have too many restrictions.
Matstabler Premium
This is such great info, thanks!!! I'd love to know what other people's techniques of research are. I must admit I'm a bit higgledy-piggledy in mine. Need to be a bit more thorough. I have just done a review on an item I don't own, and on one that I do.