Anyone Making Money From Product Review Blogs?

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I'm thinking about starting a product review blog (physical products, perhaps amazon) and am just wondering if anyone has succeeded at this?

I would perhaps make a generic product review blog (example: microwave reviews) and then post 10 reviews per individual product (in this case a particular microwave), and then repeat for the different individual products. Would I be heading down the right path with this strategy or can you suggest something different?
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Spoon
    I have a few product review websites and they do make me some money. I use Amazon and promote physical products.
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  • Profile picture of the author OpticalOut
    You'll have to do some work on promoting your reviews. To answer your question, Yes, review sites do make good money.
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  • Profile picture of the author infomaniacs
    I have started a review blog, it isn't very structured yet, as I am quite new at all of this, but I hope to improve it as I learn more, the link is in my sig if you want to have a look
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  • Profile picture of the author markowe
    There are PLENTY of people making money this way. I don't use it myself but I think the key is to provide quality, detailed reviews and to STICK AT IT. Most people give up all too quickly. With Wordpress you can schedule up, say 10-20 reviews while you are still feeling inspired, and then leave them to be released on autopilot if you find it tough going. My advice would be avoid the geek/tech niche, way too much competition from the geek blogs. Microwaves sounds better
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    This is a good plan as long as you stick to it and do good keyword research. You might be interested in Dan Brock's Deadbeat Super Affiliate product - this is the sort of plan that he covers in that product.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruth P
    I've seen a lot of people making great money with product review blogs selling Amazon products. Here are a few threads that have some fantastic tips in them:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ing-money.html
    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ssociates.html
    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...hat-yours.html
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  • Profile picture of the author knowing25
    I think your way is right, if you want to make it more successful, make sure the blog design is good as well as blog content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rsberg
    There are several people here on WF that follow a model very close to that and do jut fine...stick with it, make tweeks here and there and you will do fine!

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author theentry
    Saw at least 2 success threads about this method here, with some great info!
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  • Profile picture of the author BarryOnline
    I made my first money online selling a product from Amazon through my review site just last week.

    I just made my second sale today so it works & things are looking good.
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  • Profile picture of the author carlo_sim
    Hi,

    Almost all of my sites are product review sites and they work great for amazon products =) Conversion is also high right now since Christmas is already near!! =)

    Gian Sim
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    • Profile picture of the author leclaims
      Originally Posted by giansim View Post

      Hi,

      Almost all of my sites are product review sites and they work great for amazon products =) Conversion is also high right now since Christmas is already near!! =)

      Gian Sim
      Blogs or just basic websites? If blogs, do you post a bunch of times for one product or one long post?
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      • Profile picture of the author JamesGold
        It maybe better to write long and high quality posts per product. Aside from ranking for the keyword it is optimized for, long product reviews also have a chance of ranking for other LSI and longtail keywords mentioned within the article.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkWrites
    Product review blogs can be a good money maker. As someone else said, it is very important to stay at it... relentlessly. Your backlink strategy will also be important.
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  • Profile picture of the author aiza.bb
    making money by means of reviewing product is a very easy way to earn money from home, myLOt, ciao is also effective with Amazon. But always keep on your mind that you must really experience the review you make.
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    • Profile picture of the author dspa72
      Yes, this is a good plan. I have applied it with good results

      Of course, before you start a blog review, do some keyword research: it's crucial
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      • Profile picture of the author ellush
        You sure can make some money with product reviews, just check out those links posted earlier in this thread.

        I just checked into my amazon associates account and had a nice $7 commission on 3 sales yesterday.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea Wilson
    I was thinking the same thing about blogging. Im curious if those review vlogs were really making some serious money. Oh well so does this review blogging technique apply to other niche such as money making? Im thinking on how popular a blog review site in the money making niche can be?


    Andrea
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    • Profile picture of the author keyaziz
      I do product reviews too and much prefer doing it to other methods. I also make money from adsense with product reviews too.

      I just have a specific theme for a site then write as many reviews as possible on products relating to the theme. It does well. I find once I have set up backlinks for a good few pages other pages rank well on their own.
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    • Profile picture of the author leclaims
      Originally Posted by Andrea Wilson View Post

      I was thinking the same thing about blogging. Im curious if those review vlogs were really making some serious money. Oh well so does this review blogging technique apply to other niche such as money making? Im thinking on how popular a blog review site in the money making niche can be?


      Andrea
      I'm guessing any niche could be profitable if you research it well enough and bring in enough traffic. I guess I'm partial to physical products for this type of stuff though, not sure why, just am.
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  • Profile picture of the author lstoops
    I make money with product reviews. I have found Amazon and product reviews a VERY good mix! But, the key is to create a good review and not just copy all the info from Amazon. It's also good to compare products and give a recommendation. Of course, you will also need to do keyword research and drive targeted traffic to your review.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheGrooby
    When creating backlinks for a review site like being discussed here, do you recommend creating backlinks to the top level domain or to specific pages within your site? Or both?

    Example:

    all backlinks to www.xyzproductreview.com

    or

    all backlinks to www.xyzproductreview.com/this-brand

    or a mix of both?
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    • Profile picture of the author jan roos
      Originally Posted by TheGrooby View Post

      When creating backlinks for a review site like being discussed here, do you recommend creating backlinks to the top level domain or to specific pages within your site? Or both?

      Example:

      all backlinks to www.xyzproductreview.com

      or

      all backlinks to www.xyzproductreview.com/this-brand

      or a mix of both?

      You want to create a mix of both and make it look natural. don't just build profile links or just article back links. Have a mix of links and also mix the anchor text then you will do fine.

      To answer the OP's question, yes I make money doing product review blogs for Amazon products. Choose a niche and build a review site around the niche. Make sure to include a few negative reviews as well to build trust with the readers.

      Optimize, have each review on it's own post or page optimized for it's keyword and have the home page target the main niche keyword like explosion proof refrigerator reviews or best explosion proof refrigerators etc.

      Hope that helps.

      Jan
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    • Profile picture of the author MarkWrites
      Originally Posted by TheGrooby View Post

      When creating backlinks for a review site like being discussed here, do you recommend creating backlinks to the top level domain or to specific pages within your site? Or both?

      Example:

      all backlinks to www.xyzproductreview.com

      or

      all backlinks to www.xyzproductreview.com/this-brand

      or a mix of both?
      Short answer: Both.

      Medium sized answer: For a new web property, I'd start out with most link building efforts aimed at the domain name. As the site started receiving traffic and was getting indexed well, I'd continue to build both, but shift the focus to the individual products. Varying up the sources and types of links too, I think that is important as well.

      Long answer: Not available at this time.
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  • Profile picture of the author trishworks4u
    Yes - I think product review sites are starting to get very popular with internet marketers, and also very competitive. I have a few and you do have to constantly stay on top of adding new, original content, and a solid, aggressive backlinking strategy to compete - in some.

    I'm sure there are plenty of areas that are still untapped.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    Yes, you can absolutely make money from this. A lot of my sites are much the same. The one thing about having a generic site like 'microwave reviews' for instance is that it is harder to rank for the individual keywords that you would like to rank for. Harder...but not impossible. The reason is, if you have your most desired keyword in the url (i.e. supermicroveturbo or whatever) it will carry more weight when it comes time to trying to get it to rank. There are advantages to having an 'all in one' review site though, it's much easier to drive traffic to it and you can laser target your backlinking campaign. I do both.
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  • Profile picture of the author TallyDon
    I make money from product reviews. But you need to write articles and create other backlink too. The traffic does really convert well too sales with targeted articles ('xxx review, is xxx a scam? etc'). But with howto and fix posts pointed at a review blog post conversions are much lower
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  • Profile picture of the author SamSingh
    Yes, I make money with review site.

    But...

    Before do proper research on keywords and only go for monthly search above 2500 if doing SEO..

    For ppc you can have search of 100 as well depending on product..

    Focus on buying keywords only.

    Go for product above $100 for good commission... Less than $100 is waste of time..

    Good luck..
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    • Profile picture of the author TheGrooby
      Originally Posted by SamSingh View Post

      Yes, I make money with review site.

      But...

      Before do proper research on keywords and only go for monthly search above 2500 if doing SEO..

      For ppc you can have search of 100 as well depending on product..

      Focus on buying keywords only.

      Go for product above $100 for good commission... Less than $100 is waste of time..

      Good luck..
      Not if you're selling in bulk or like hot cakes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    I do a bit, it's mix of a blog and review site. You need to optimize your site for search engines and generate traffic or you won't beat the competition (other affiliates). You can either choose Amazon or Clickbank but some people looks to be really having more success with physical products.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Even
    I do okay with them (a couple hundred to a couple thousand bucks per month each) but I wouldn't recommend them as a primary business model.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wesley Atkins
    I have one review site that made me $78k last year. The commission on each sale ranges from $20 - $47 bucks...

    The key is to do your research..

    Personally I would not build a site and spend all my time promoting it knowing that I was getting tiny commissions from Amazon with Microwave ovens..

    Go where the money is and then work hard and focus on one site... Preferably around your passion or interests.. This way your more likely to succeed..

    Does it make you feel great writing about Microwave ovens? I doubt it!
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