Don't forget that you can always leverage OTHER reviews to write your own reviews! You can read them, then report back on what the general consensus.

"[Product Name] has over 400 reviews on Amazon and received a rating of about 4.5 stars. That's an amazing feat for ANY product!"

"More than one forum had a few complaints from folks saying that customer support was a common issue with [Product Name]"

You can also take screenshots of specific parts of reviews. DO NOT copy/paste content onto your own blog, or screenshot large portions of someone else's review! It's not helpful, and might be copyright infringement. What you can do is screenshot a portion of the review that you find interesting and add commentary on it.

Pro Tip: The above screenshot is a tiny portion of a 1200 word review, and the highlight was added by ME. By taking a small piece of something, changing it, and adding commentary, you make it your own. In addition to this, I would have to write a review that was completely original, and not just a "spun" copy of this other guy's review.

That is the difference between copying someone's content to try to drive traffic to your site, and leveraging other reviews to enhance your own.

NOTE: Amazon doesn't allow this, and doing screenshots of reviews on Amazon will get your account banned if they find you doing this. Just summarize what you read on Amazon reviews if you find anything worth mentioning.

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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
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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.
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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.