what makes a good review?

@xlinzixx (511)
March 31, 2008 1:22pm CST
ive joined a realy good paying site that pays you for writing reviews depending on how others rates it and so far ive only wrote a few reviews but they are realy quite short. i was just wondering what you think makes a good review and and any pointers you could give me on writing reviews.
4 responses
• United States
1 Apr 08
There are two kinds of reviews, reviews a company pays you to write for their own use, and reviews for consumers to read. A good company review gets done with the praise quickly, telling the company or website what not to change. Then, it offers first impressions and suggestions for improvement. If you're reviewing websites, give suggestions about the colors, typography, and layout. Also, suggesting a forum is often helpful. For consumer products, it's much the same. Suggest features, problems you might have had, a good target audience. By doing this, you are helping the company get the best bang for their buck, Reviews for consumers should focus on cost as it relates to the benefits of the product. For the best review, you should use the product for a while to see if it wears out, if it is an appliance. That way, people will know if a certain toaster bursts into flames after 3 years (I have had this happen) :).
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@xlinzixx (511)
1 Apr 08
thnx for the advice
• United States
1 Apr 08
I'm happy to help :).
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
31 Mar 08
A Good Review is based solely on the way you feel about the product or thing being reviewed. If you are not completely interested in the product your review will not be as great with as much detail as you can with a product or thing you are very much interested in. Even if you are not excited about the item research it and get a grasp of what other people are feeling along side your own feelings and incorporate the way they feel into your own writings.
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@underdogtoo (9600)
• Philippines
29 Apr 08
I think writing a review is a good way to make money and if you hit on the right method of doing it then it might just be a hidden moneymaker. I think first of all you must be credible and give good value to your readers. When they trust you that can be a good thing and could keep you on the game for longer.
@ltmoon (1008)
• United States
31 Mar 08
What are you reviewing? Movies? Games? Restaurants? Books? Different things have different requisites that should be covered in a review. What is the site you are writing for? P.S. Nice icon! _