Thursday, May 24, 2007

Sponsored Reviews and Standard Reviews - Our Definitions & Guidelines

Sponsored Reviews and Standard Reviews

In an effort to keep our readers informed about current items on the market, we have decided to do some specific product and website reviews. We will cover aspects such as ease of use, appearance, ease of maintenance, cost, and overall features. For websites we will include information on the site's privacy policy, security, and general use of the website. We will provide a summary of our findings and opinions and list out the pros and cons for each product. These pros and cons will be listed as “plaudits” and “tweaks” respectively. Why? Because it’s just more fun than saying “pros and cons!”

A sponsored review is one that someone asks us to write and for which we get paid. This is one of the ways that we are able to maintain this blog and to put dinner on the table. Like any other job, we need to get paid somehow. Sponsored reviews will be honest and will provide information both positive and negative on any site or product we review. Our opinions are still our opinions, whether we are getting paid to write the review or not.

Standard reviews are reviews that we write just because we have some information we want to share with you. If you don't see the words "Sponsored Review" at the top of the post, the review is not a paid review.

If you have any comments or questions, feel free to leave a note.

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