Are Those Reviews In WSO Real?

by wrays
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Hello,

I am just curious....

Are those positive reviews in the WSO real?

Many times I bought WSOs because I read all the positive reviews and feedbacks, but when I bought them, the products are really crappy... over-promised and under-delivered....

Anyone experience the same thing or is it just me?
#real #reviews #wso
  • Profile picture of the author Kim Davis
    hmmm... one never really knows and the ones that do know probably won't tell you
    I don't pay any attention to reviews that have very little posts. I do pay attention to someone that has a higher amount of posts. I think some people create fictitious accounts to use just for reviews. Many don't seem to have legitimate names or pictures. Just my opinion. I also believe in Karma
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    • Profile picture of the author pappyy3
      I've actually experienced the same thing myself.

      There are some really good WSO's to be found on thi forum , but these seem to be few and far between.

      Do your homework and don't be afraid to ask for a refund if you feel you've been scammed.
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    • Profile picture of the author Phillips Pierce
      Fist of all, I know from my membership at other forums and networking with bloggers etc that fake reviews and testimonials for WSO's are probably fairly common. In a "if I scratch yours, you scratch mine" mentality people will often "trade" reviews (or "owe" one in the future), which of curse are invariably positive. Either by contacting their "friends" for a review for a WSO they never even read or by making outright requests for reviews on other forums. In exchange the author will trade a positive review back for whatever WSO the reviewer is promoting, or promise to in the future if the need ever arises. Or in some instances they will receive something else in exchange. This is the most common approach and I see it all the time. Paying for fake reviews are more rare from what I have seen.

      Use your own better judgment when judging WSO's, rely on friends and people you trust who may have bought the WSO for an outside opinion. And USE the refund option if offered if you are not 100% satisfied with the product to send a clear message to the authors.


      Originally Posted by Kim Davis View Post

      hmmm... one never really knows and the ones that do know probably won't tell you
      I don't pay any attention to reviews that have very little posts. I do pay attention to someone that has a higher amount of posts. I think some people create fictitious accounts to use just for reviews. Many don't seem to have legitimate names or pictures. Just my opinion. I also believe in Karma

      Come on now...I'm surprised at how many people here openly share their identities. However just because someone doesn't have a legitimate name or picture attached doesn't make them any more or less trustworthy than someone who does.
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      • Profile picture of the author lonicera
        I must say I really started to doubt the WSO reviews. I do think that real persons wrote them, but I don't believe that it is really their opinion. They just exchange the review for a free copy.
        A few times I bought some WSO's only because of the excellent reviews they got just to realize they are scam.
        On many threads there are people asking for income proofs from other people who purchased the WSO, but there is never an actual proof for that.
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        • Profile picture of the author JackBenson
          WSO reviews can not be trusted, a lot of the initial ones are based on free review copies where the reader is compelled to give a positive review.

          The rest I'm not sure what happens probably a lot of back scratching as other people have said, as well as people getting excited about the idea and posting a review.

          Also remember that 99% of the reviews are not based on actual results of the WSO, people read it and like the idea it presents and post a positive review. Rarely do you see someone coming back and saying they made money with the product.
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  • Profile picture of the author pearsonbrown
    The rule in THIS forum is

    6. This forum is not for reviews of WSO offers.

    I think it's OK to talk about WSOs in general terms, as posters have so far, but please avoid any comments on specific WSOs.

    Thanks.

    Pearson
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    • Profile picture of the author wrays
      Don't worry... I will not mention specific WSO.

      I thought it was relatively safe to purchase products after seeing many positive reviews/feedbacks from members... but after gotten many disappointments... I need to be a lot more careful if I were to purchase another WSO product in the future.

      But I must take my hat off to those who manage to get rave reviews even though they're actually selling substandard products.
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  • Profile picture of the author trytolearnmore
    You never know... you can't even trust testimonials on landing pages. I mean, i could just put a picture of president Obama and Medvedev and write "Wow, we made our first 30$ using this course".
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    • Profile picture of the author wrays
      Originally Posted by trytolearnmore View Post

      You never know... you can't even trust testimonials on landing pages. I mean, i could just put a picture of president Obama and Medvedev and write "Wow, we made our first 30$ using this course".
      I don't mean this kind of review... anyone who have been doing internet marketing for awhile know that you can't trust this kind of review.

      I'm referring to those reviews/feedbacks from the forum members.
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      • Profile picture of the author trytolearnmore
        Originally Posted by wrays View Post

        I don't mean this kind of review... anyone who have been doing internet marketing for awhile know that you can't trust this kind of review.

        I'm referring to those reviews/feedbacks from the forum members.

        But the principle stays the same. There is a saying in Russia "Doveryaj, no proveryaj", which means "Trust, but still make yourself sure".

        Trust only those members who are active (have a certain amount of posts).
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Elliott
    I think alot of the reviews are pumped up like anything, you get a free copy and most people feel inclined to give a sick review.
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  • Profile picture of the author Underground SEO
    I would think that pretty much all the reviews are 100% genuine, I don't think many warriors would risk their membership over a few dodgy reviews. And also this forum is built on trust, which I think the vast majority of members respect.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kael41
    There really is an easy, easy way to avoid fake reviews..and that's if Allen mods the board to show i.p addresses under everyone's username (where it says join date, location ,posts, etc). That would clear up a lot of bogus posts

    But it'll never happen
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  • Profile picture of the author pearsonbrown
    "if Allen mods the board to show i.p addresses under everyone's username "

    mods have this -and we catch people out with it.

    Pearson
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  • Profile picture of the author batchos
    My observation is most of the reviews come just after buying the product, but not having used the product. Most times the seller asks the buyer to post a review. I also see people buying a second WSO from the seller because he liked (did not implement) the first WSO.
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  • Profile picture of the author batchos
    "Trust only those members who are active (have a certain amount of posts)."

    I don't think so!
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  • Profile picture of the author John Atkins
    Most WSO sellers are serious people who create products of
    good value. And many of the reviews that you see are in fact
    real.

    But you can't expect each & every one of them to be true. You'll
    always find a bunch of rotten apples amongst the good
    ones.
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  • Profile picture of the author cheyingtan
    Review can be easily jack up with the help of others warrior frens. Or even multiple account posting like above mentioned.

    No way u can know either the review is true or not, it really needs to be judge case by case.

    I will only buy the WSO after some one with higher post count is giving the good review. So normally i pay a bit more as the WSO price goes up, but i think it is still worth it. Less frustration, and save on your time and money.

    Besides, if i buy a good WSO and like it, most probably i will buy all the WSO from the same author over and over again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sam101
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    Buying a WSO on the basis of reviews IS problematic; the reason is that if it is a really great WSO, then many people prefer to keep the results and the WSO to themselves to avoid saturation (they fear if everyone jumps on the market/method given in the WSO, then they will lose out). So a WSO having very little reviews does not necessarily mean that it is not good. Maybe counter intuitive, but it has been my own experience. On the other hand, positive reviews by people who got a review(free) copy does not imply that the WSO is really worth paying for. At the end of the day, if you buy sufficient WSOs and spend some time here, you can sniff out the BS ones quite well and avoid them. If you still land up with a lemon, you can always ask a refund.
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    • Profile picture of the author Spot the Ball
      I count myself lucky so far.

      Ive bought half a dozen wso,s.

      All bar 1 were good and delivered what they promised.

      The one which was actually complete garbage did save me money.

      I,ll explain, there was one particular warrior giving gushing reviews who I just happened to be considering buying a wso from at around 3 times the price of the wso he/she reviewed.

      So after purchising this garbage wso I immediately put this reviewing warrior on my blacklist and they subsequntly cost themeselves a 30 dollar sale AND all sales I might have considered buying from them in the future.

      So if your in the business of selling wso,s here, consider the damage you could be doing to your own business before putting your name to crappy products.

      Incidently, this wasnt just crap in my eyes, it really was crap.

      I would say, get to know the warriors your buying from by checking their posting history.

      There are some Diamond warriors in here that wont stitch you up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lee Wilson
    I'll add a bit to what Mike says. Don't hang around the forum looking for quick easy tips. Become a part of the forum, be involved with it, read everything that interests you but above all, get to know the people on here.

    I've never met anybody on this forum, but in the short time I've been here, I pretty much know most of the good guys and gals from the bad. This is the only thing you can really take notice of.

    For the WSO sellers with 20 posts no contribution to the forum - it's their job to sell trust. If all they are offering is some amazing method with nothing else being given away, no history in the forum, then that's their problem so be wary. It's up to you to take the gamble. The one or two WSO's I have bought that have been pure crap, I took that gamble and lost - my problem.

    Anything else I've bought, I knew would be something good purely because I've "virtually" got to know the people here, how they think, what their opinions are etc. A couple have been of no use to me but the quality was still good and have not necessarily been a waste of money - sometimes you are just paying for food for thought - and that can be worth every penny.

    Lee
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  • Profile picture of the author nichemarkets
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    When you see a series of positive reviews one after the other chances are the buyers have been asked to leave a review by the WSO creator in return for a "bonus".
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  • Profile picture of the author John Piteo
    I think you may see a few positive reviews because people have received the product for free to review and the reviewer somehow feels obligated to leave a positive review. But really, I think if the product was crap the person would leave no review at all, because they have a reputation here to worry about.

    I also feel that some products please some people but no product pleases everyone and people are starting with different backgrounds. For example if you have bought lots of products and lots of WSO's you'll find that many of the products that you buy are variations of other products. So a product that may look like rehashed crap to you may seem golden to a newbie.

    That being said, if the WSO is a "get rich quick product" You know the type, "I made $10,000 in my first month with no list, no website and working 20 minutes a day and you can too!" Well then all I can say to that is "buyer beware"

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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    Originally Posted by wrays View Post

    Hello,

    I am just curious....

    Are those positive reviews in the WSO real?

    Many times I bought WSOs because I read all the positive reviews and feedbacks, but when I bought them, the products are really crappy... over-promised and under-delivered....

    Anyone experience the same thing or is it just me?

    Not just you. Many of them are fake. I bought a WSO on the strength of a review of a poster who if I mentioned half of you would know. I PMed the poster and contrary to what was typed in the WSO comments the poster confirmed it was a piece of garbage and nothing special.

    Apparently they had a JV going and that was part of the deal.
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    • Profile picture of the author bethrobinson
      My reviews are real. Even the ones where I get free review copies.

      The ones by other people of the products I've bought seem to be real. Well, except for some of those under X number posters who's other comments are all just little "I agree with you" stuff...

      You have to look sometimes. Most people aren't going to highlight the negative. But what are they saying that's good?

      Are they saying it's absolutely wonderful quality plr you can drop in and use or are they saying it's a good article set? And are they saying the latter because the former isn't true?

      If you're concerned about spending your money, then take a look at who's left positive comments and what they talk about elsewhere in order to help judge whether you should believe the review..

      I try to point out who I think a product will be good for. Most WSOs have value to them, just not necessarily as much as the sales letter claims or it only has that much value to a narrower market.

      ... and read Big Mike's post again. It's worth going through twice.
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  • Profile picture of the author RGallowitz
    All my reviews where real. It's against the WSO terms to tell someone to post a positive review.

    I simply asked my customers on the thank you page to go post their review after they have gone through the product. I don't address them personally. So my reviews are very unbiased and trustworthy which I'm proud of.

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Vikram73
    This is a general problem with any product you buy anywhere. If I sell a product I'm going to give out review copies to build up social proof. This is marketing 101.

    The WSO's are cheap and you can get your money back. There are good ones and bad ones just like anywhere else.
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    • Profile picture of the author matrix1989
      here's what i see a lot....

      someone buys a WSO, they're SUPER excited. They get their WSO and glance through it and BEFORE even using the info, they go back to the thread and leave a glowing review
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  • Profile picture of the author mary_k
    I have a feeling that when a newer WSO has a ridiculous amount of positive reviews, there was likely an exchange of services or something. kind of like "give my thing a good review and i'll give your thing a good review". but the thing that really makes me wonder is when you see maybe 10 or 15 "quoted" positive reviews in the original WSO post but then in the following posts there are absolutely no positive reviews only questions and answers
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  • Profile picture of the author rgenterprise
    No its not just you. I can't even tell you how many times I've purchased a wso that have gotten RAVE reviews. Then when I finally get it, I'm literally dumbfounded because they are such a disappointment. Luckily for me I'm past my mass wso purchasing days. I only purchase once in the bluest moon and I sure as heck know better than to go by the "positive" reviews.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vibrant Warrior
    I look for income testimonials, not raving reviews. And of those I discard all income testimonials of those with a fewer post count. Secondly I always insist on an unconditional money back guarantee.
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  • Profile picture of the author usearchme2
    Hi there

    I think there is a bit of a problem with some of the reviews, for example when someone launches an ebook or product people ask for review copys straight away:

    So it seem to me that the people who get review copies tend to give a glowing review, because tehy got the item for free in the first place.

    Ive bought some complete turkeys on here at times, when people have said it was a must buy, so these kind of free review copys can be more confusing than a help at times.

    I dont think ive seen a bad review on here since ive joined, so Im tending to not read much into the reviews of people who got hte item for free !

    As the above poster says, its better to get some kind of money back guarentee if you can or at least try to be sure what your buying

    Woc
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  • Profile picture of the author LocoDice
    I have a bigger problem with the reviews.

    90% of the time people will simply say 'this looks good', I have bought a few WSO's and really tried hard to apply (sometimes spending many nights after work for many weeks) some of the 'turn key/easy/simple/just add water' concepts described and get nowhere near the results mentioned.

    I wish people wouldn't just say 'this looks good'. Communism looks good on paper. I want to read reviews of people who have done it and given it the old college try!
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  • Profile picture of the author Raja Kamil
    sometimes peoples dont know the difference between
    1. review
    2. testimonial
    3. suggestion

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  • Profile picture of the author Dave d
    I have had many people contact me after I have left reviews and ask for some further information which I was happy to oblige if I have the time. If you are interested in a particular WSO dont be afraid to contact buyers and ask for some feedback, also check previous posts of the reviewer to get an idea of what their up to on the forum.

    Unfortunately there have been some people caught out posting reviews on their own thread and they have been dealt with.

    At the end of the day use your own due dilligence and dont be afraid to do some investigating on Google and other forums as this can save you a lot of hassle if a WSO turns out to be turkey and you are struggling to get a refund.

    Personally I have chatted with many WSO creators before buying just to get to know them a little. For me its not about the cost of the WSO but mainly the time taken to implement techniques which dont turn out to be genuine.
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