Question about hand writing Amazon reviews

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Hi guys, I'm an Amazon affiliate. My review site climbed on page 1 (ranking from 8-10) for over two weeks, but no orders in this two weeks.

I think my hand reviews aren't good and I want to add "persona" as some thread told.

But I meet a problem. I can pretend I used 1-4 products and add persona to 1-3 or 4 reviews . But I have over 20 reviews how can add persona to 20 reviews. I mean you can't pretend you used these 20 products.

How do you write Amazon review to make people read and place an order?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Cohen
    It's an art. Just because you're reviewing the product doesn't mean you had to have used it. Give it a personal spin... a personal twist... but you don't need to actually say that you've used it. Be personable. Be honest.
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    • Profile picture of the author c275353118
      Originally Posted by Ross Cohen View Post

      It's an art. Just because you're reviewing the product doesn't mean you had to have used it. Give it a personal spin... a personal twist... but you don't need to actually say that you've used it. Be personable. Be honest.
      Ross Cohen, thanks for your reply. I'm not an native English speaker. I think some of my words may make you misunderstand.

      My question of this post is how to add persona to over 20 reviews.
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      • Profile picture of the author Nate Simms
        Originally Posted by c275353118 View Post

        My question of this post is how to add persona to over 20 reviews.
        Er, are you alluding to creating pen names for 20 different reviews?
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      • Profile picture of the author Cali16
        Perhaps I am misunderstanding... So, you basically want to know how to write fake reviews about products that you've never used and, in reality, know nothing about? That sort of defeats the purpose of reviews (at least for the consumer) doesn't it?
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  • Profile picture of the author c275353118
    I'm afraid you guys can't understand my post because of my poor English.

    Here I write my problem again.

    How to write a review that makes people think you have used the product.
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    • Profile picture of the author twersk
      Originally Posted by c275353118 View Post

      I'm afraid you guys can't understand my post because of my poor English.

      Here I write my problem again.

      How to write a review that makes people think you have used the product.
      You mean that "lets people know you used the product"?
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      • Profile picture of the author c275353118
        Originally Posted by twersk View Post

        You mean that "lets people know you used the product"?
        twersk, sorry for the misunderstanding. my question is how to write a review that attracts people to order. Would you mind showing me your suggestion?
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  • Profile picture of the author marketingva
    Cali16 understood your question perfectly. You want to know how to write a fake review that makes people think you used the product. This is the reason I go straight to Amazon.com for reviews. A review isn't a review unless you used the product and evaluated it.
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    • Profile picture of the author c275353118
      Originally Posted by marketingva View Post

      Cali16 understood your question perfectly. You want to know how to write a fake review that makes people think you used the product. This is the reason I go straight to Amazon.com for reviews. A review isn't a review unless you used the product and evaluated it.
      Thank you marketingva, I also go to Amazon for reviews. But different people have different methods to write the reviews. I want to you guys show me the right method to write a review that attracts people to order the product.
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      • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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        Originally Posted by c275353118 View Post

        Thank you marketingva, I also go to Amazon for reviews. But different people have different methods to write the reviews. I want to you guys show me the right method to write a review that attracts people to order the product.
        You're missing the point these people are making my dude. Creating fake reviews when English already isn't your best language just isn't going to cut it. There is just no way you will be able to write in a way that convinces anyone to buy.

        If you want to promote a product? Buy it, test it, and give a real review for it. That's how you build trust and credibility. It is much easier to spot a forced review (even from a perfect English speaker) than you think.

        Sounds crappy, and I'm sure you didn't want to spend money; but welcome to business. You need to make investments if you are going to make it.
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        • Profile picture of the author c275353118
          Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

          You're missing the point these people are making my dude. Creating fake reviews when English already isn't your best language just isn't going to cut it. There is just no way you will be able to write in a way that convinces anyone to buy.

          If you want to promote a product? Buy it, test it, and give a real review for it. That's how you build trust and credibility. It is much easier to spot a forced review (even from a perfect English speaker) than you think.

          Sounds crappy, and I'm sure you didn't want to spend money; but welcome to business. You need to make investments if you are going to make it.
          As you said, I don't want to spend money but thanks for your suggestion.
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          • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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            Originally Posted by c275353118 View Post

            As you said, I don't want to spend money but thanks for your suggestion.
            You might want to rethink the viability of this business model then.

            Not what you want to hear; but it is the truth.
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            • Profile picture of the author c275353118
              Joe Robinson, I appreciate your advice. I do know it is difficult for me to get into this business model. But I will still persevere with it.

              I promoted clickbank products before and failed. Then I get involved into Amazon affiliate and make a little progress. So I think I should go along this way.
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  • Profile picture of the author ShellC
    You won't always be able to give a personal review on all of the products you promote. It would be safer to word it as "what other people are saying about it". I have a site that reviews massage tables. It would be weird for me to say that I own everyone of the tables on my site. Instead, I read lots of reviews and then write my review focusing on what other people like or don't like about the tables and why.

    Provide people with the information they need to want to purchase the product. Many times I want to know what a majority of people think of a product not just one person's opinion...unless I know them.
    It's best to be honest in your reviews because people will figure out when your lying.
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    • Profile picture of the author c275353118
      Originally Posted by ShellC View Post

      You won't always be able to give a personal review on all of the products you promote. It would be safer to word it as "what other people are saying about it". I have a site that reviews massage tables. It would be weird for me to say that I own everyone of the tables on my site. Instead, I read lots of reviews and then write my review focusing on what other people like or don't like about the tables and why.

      Provide people with the information they need to want to purchase the product. Many times I want to know what a majority of people think of a product not just one person's opinion...unless I know them.
      It's best to be honest in your reviews because people will figure out when your lying.
      Thanks ShellC, your method is good for people like me who don't want to spend money.
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  • Profile picture of the author equanto
    Here is some tips for you to wite a good reviews
    • The most important tip is to enjoy what you do. You must be an avid reader and enjoy discovering new talent and products. If you don't, it will show in your review. o As you read or browse, make a mental note or write it down if you think you'll forget, of specific areas of the product that spark something in you. This, also, could be an act or situation in a novel that you can personally relate to. For example, I could relate to the title of one novel that I reviewed recently. I was interested to see if the title mirrored my own personal experiences. Whether it did or did not, in the end, is immaterial but what I felt on a personal level was then added to the final review.
    • Think about what the product says to you as a reviewer. Do you hate it? Are there particular facts or information that you feel are incorrect eg historical dates or myths? Does it excite or anger you? What other emotions does it rouse in you? As an example, I read and reviewed a novel some time ago, that stated, what I saw as, two incorrect historical facts. It did not mean that I hated the novel, far from it, but it did spoil my enjoyment of it. I stated my opinions in the final review, but unfortunately I received no acknowledgment that the author had received the completed piece. So, be warned. It does not automatically mean your opinions will be liked or accepted. You will, however, gain respect and a good and fair reputation as a reviewer. If you're not honest with yourself and/or your clients, then what's the point of the review?
    • One of my bad habits in writing is using the same word over and over again. Make use of a thesaurus to find another way of saying a similar thing.
    • Make sure you have all relevant information correct in your review. Sometimes, it can be easy to forget the name of a specific character in a novel, product name or even contact information for the author/webmaster. Check the facts again. Try not to make any errors in that respect otherwise it looks like you have not even looked at the product or that you care about what you're reviewing.
    to be continued....
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    • Profile picture of the author c275353118
      Originally Posted by equanto View Post

      Here is some tips for you to wite a good reviews
      • The most important tip is to enjoy what you do. You must be an avid reader and enjoy discovering new talent and products. If you don't, it will show in your review. o As you read or browse, make a mental note or write it down if you think you'll forget, of specific areas of the product that spark something in you. This, also, could be an act or situation in a novel that you can personally relate to. For example, I could relate to the title of one novel that I reviewed recently. I was interested to see if the title mirrored my own personal experiences. Whether it did or did not, in the end, is immaterial but what I felt on a personal level was then added to the final review.
      • Think about what the product says to you as a reviewer. Do you hate it? Are there particular facts or information that you feel are incorrect eg historical dates or myths? Does it excite or anger you? What other emotions does it rouse in you? As an example, I read and reviewed a novel some time ago, that stated, what I saw as, two incorrect historical facts. It did not mean that I hated the novel, far from it, but it did spoil my enjoyment of it. I stated my opinions in the final review, but unfortunately I received no acknowledgment that the author had received the completed piece. So, be warned. It does not automatically mean your opinions will be liked or accepted. You will, however, gain respect and a good and fair reputation as a reviewer. If you're not honest with yourself and/or your clients, then what's the point of the review?
      • One of my bad habits in writing is using the same word over and over again. Make use of a thesaurus to find another way of saying a similar thing.
      • Make sure you have all relevant information correct in your review. Sometimes, it can be easy to forget the name of a specific character in a novel, product name or even contact information for the author/webmaster. Check the facts again. Try not to make any errors in that respect otherwise it looks like you have not even looked at the product or that you care about what you're reviewing.
      to be continued....
      Equanto, thanks for such a long reply. I have the bad habit you mentioned using the same word over and over again.
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  • Profile picture of the author andreasup
    Originally Posted by c275353118 View Post

    Hi guys, I'm an Amazon affiliate. My review site climbed on page 1 (ranking from 8-10) for over two weeks, but no orders in this two weeks.

    I think my hand reviews aren't good.

    How do you write Amazon review and make people want to read it?
    Unfortunately consumers have become very sophisticated at spotting reviews which seem hollow or don't provide hard core details.

    You mention in your post that you have a good ranking on your page, but no orders. It could be that people are visiting your site because they search on the products and find them on your page, but they aren't getting the info they need to make them want to buy.

    If you can't or don't want to actually get the products, use them and review them from your experience, one option might be to go online and do as much research as possible on the products. Based on what you find written about the product, compile it into a new review.

    For example if you are writing a review for Product A and you have found that 10 other reviews say that Product A is "easy to use" or "fun to use" or "lasts a long time" you can say that in your own review, but reword it. You might say something like... the majority of users report it's "easy to use" or "fun to use".

    That way you're not taking anyone else's reviews but you're giving the consumer some valid info based on other feedback. Yet you're not giving false info.

    Does that make sense? I can't stress too strongly how savvy consumers are about review. They can easily tell if a reviewer hasn't really used the product.

    I hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author biz_online
    "How do you write Amazon review and make people want to read it?"

    I know you can't possibly use every product that you review! But if you could just show a picture of yourself using at least one of the products you are promoting that would help your credibility. These days people are not really trusting of review sites! You have to build trust with every visitor. Are you getting optins? If not, you're wasting your time and money!
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    • Profile picture of the author c275353118
      Originally Posted by biz_online View Post

      "How do you write Amazon review and make people want to read it?"

      I know you can't possibly use every product that you review! But if you could just show a picture of yourself using at least one of the products you are promoting that would help your credibility. These days people are not really trusting of review sites! You have to build trust with every visitor. Are you getting optins? If not, you're wasting your time and money!

      Good tips and I have been adding pictures in my reviews recently.
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      • Profile picture of the author myob
        What some Amazon affiliates do instead of writing product "reviews" is to write in a persona as an expert who strongly "recommends" relevant products as a solution to a problem or need. One can assume numerous personas or pen names for a variety of niches. Don't claim credentials which you don't have (in some niches there are serious penalties such as medicine, law, etc), however your style of writing can confer an assumptive authority by demonstrating an understanding of product use, features, and specific applications. It is neither expected nor practical to buy and use all of the products you promote, especially in the higher price ranges.
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        • Profile picture of the author Ashera
          Originally Posted by myob View Post

          What some Amazon affiliates do instead of writing product "reviews" is to write in a persona as an expert who strongly "recommends" relevant products as a solution to a problem or need. One can assume numerous personas or pen names for a variety of niches. Don't claim credentials which you don't have (in some niches there are serious penalties such as medicine, law, etc), however your style of writing can confer an assumptive authority by demonstrating an understanding of product use, features, and specific applications. It is neither expected nor practical to buy and use all of the products you promote, especially in the higher price ranges.
          Great post.

          This is exactly what I described in the thread you are talking about OP, where I mentioned adding a "persona". You don't necessarily need to say you've tried the products but establishing yourself as a "expert" in that niche. Like I said previously- a mother for vacuums, a car repairman for autoparts, or a trucker or handyman for tools. These are just examples.
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          • Profile picture of the author c275353118
            Ashera, you are back. I post the same question earlier on my reply to your post. Since you are offline these days, I start a post here.
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        • Profile picture of the author c275353118
          myob, you tell what I'm thinking! I'm thinking if I can use numerous pen names to write perona reviews(Writing a few persona reviews may be feasible but not good for several reviews on one site). But I've never seen a example review like that, so I don't know how to write reviews in a persona as an expert as you said.

          Do you have any example?
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          • Profile picture of the author myob
            Originally Posted by c275353118 View Post

            myob, you tell what I'm thinking! I'm thinking if I can use numerous pen names to write persona reviews(Writing a few persona reviews may be feasible but not good for several reviews on one site). But I've never seen a example review like that, so I don't know how to write reviews in a persona as an expert as you said.

            Do you have any example?
            Here is an explanation of my modus operandi, which perhaps can be modified to your reviews.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cali16
      Originally Posted by biz_online View Post

      These days people are not really trusting of review sites!
      Gee, I wonder why that is??

      For all of you here who are encouraging the OP to write reviews about products he/she has never used and knows nothing about (except for reading other reviews that may or may not be written in a similar matter), how would you feel if your mother, father, daughter, son, spouse, or you yourself bought the product based on a fake review and ended up being sorely disappointed in the product, or even worse, harmed by the product?? Just something to seriously consider when you encourage or submit fake reviews.

      The entire premise of this method of marketing is why 1) Internet marketers are often regarded as dishonest, and 2) reviews are becoming increasingly meaningless and suspect. The OP's desire to make money off of his/her fake reviews is based on greed. Period.

      Anybody heard of ethical marketing? I know, what a concept?!
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by ShellC View Post

        You won't always be able to give a personal review on all of the products you promote. It would be safer to word it as "what other people are saying about it". I have a site that reviews massage tables. It would be weird for me to say that I own everyone of the tables on my site. Instead, I read lots of reviews and then write my review focusing on what other people like or don't like about the tables and why.

        Provide people with the information they need to want to purchase the product. Many times I want to know what a majority of people think of a product not just one person's opinion...unless I know them.
        It's best to be honest in your reviews because people will figure out when your lying.
        Unless I actually have owned and used a product, I never call what I post a "review", because it really isn't.

        I do mostly what I call "product spotlight" pieces. I make no bones about not using the products; many that I cover, it would seem ridiculous to have bought/used more than one.

        I am an expert in these pieces, but the expertise is in research and separating the truth from the lies. I tell people that I've read many reviews on multiple products, and gleaned the important features to provide the benefits. I list them.

        Then I can compare a given product against that list, using the product page, manufacturers' info and more reviews.

        I can finish by stating an opinion of how well this product might serve particular groups. For example "Product A will likely serve the needs of the casual user, but if you are serious, you should consider Product B or C."

        Then you only need one persona/pen name per niche, and a growing number of quality product spotlights enhances the assumption of authority 'voice' Paul mentioned above.

        Edit: If you have content posted for Products A, B and C (using my example), you can create some powerful crosslinks by linking the articles together on your site.
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