How to write a good product review?

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How to write a good review? For example if you are selling a printer.
What are you going to write, and how do you convince people that the printer you are promoting will benefit them? Need strong call for action?

What is in people's mind when they are doing research for a product? what are the reviews that they want to hear from us?
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
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    • Profile picture of the author kokjaywin
      Originally Posted by John Romaine View Post

      Be honest.

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      Originally Posted by John Romaine View Post

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  • Profile picture of the author vCr8
    IMHO the first part of good reviews would be the product specifications and each specifications' importance when it comes to the product's performance. The second and most important part is the user experience... Use it and analyze its performance in contrast to what is written on paper, then subject the product to different conditions and see how it performs. Honestly I don't review products I haven't personally used, I only put in what my readers want to read...which is "an honest review".
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    First thing that I would like to tell you is that you can do reviews on various products, but don't expect to make money with it. Lord knows I have tried. I wrote like 1000 product reviews and making no sales right now at all. That was a total waste of time.

    Not trying to be rude or negative here but this is my own view. I am sure that some people will not like me saying that to you since you really believe in taking action with this.

    2nd, if you want to write a good review, then I would look at other reviews for that same product and get some ideas to use on your own.

    Never copy anyone word for word. Just get some ideas.
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    • Profile picture of the author cooler1
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      First thing that I would like to tell you is that you can do reviews on various products, but don't expect to make money with it. Lord knows I have tried. I wrote like 1000 product reviews and making no sales right now at all. That was a total waste of time.

      Not trying to be rude or negative here but this is my own view. I am sure that some people will not like me saying that to you since you really believe in taking action with this.

      2nd, if you want to write a good review, then I would look at other reviews for that same product and get some ideas to use on your own.

      Never copy anyone word for word. Just get some ideas.
      How long did it take you to write those reviews? If your making no sales right now from that then you must have chosen products which are too competitive or not done any off page SEO to improve their ranking.

      Originally Posted by JMcGee2010 View Post

      If I am building a review site, I go over to Amazon and find the product. Next, I look at product specs and write a paragraph or two about them. Then, I will actually take some of the product reviews off of the site. I will use actual quotes, names, etc. I always format these in italics and with quotation marks etc.

      While ideally you will want to use positive reviews, I always include a review that might have some downfalls (not overly negative or anything tho!)

      I then link over to the site with something link "See More Product Reviews at Amazon" or something along those lines, to an actual review page. That way, they've clicked over onto Amazon using my link and if they buy, then I get paid

      I don't think you are allowed to quote reviews off Amazon unless you use the API.
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  • Profile picture of the author benzwm02
    Originally Posted by kokjaywin View Post

    How to write a good review? For example if you are selling a printer.
    What are you going to write, and how do you convince people that the printer you are promoting will benefit them? Need strong call for action?

    What is in people's mind when they are doing research for a product? what are the reviews that they want to hear from us?
    All you need to do is actually buy the product, record yourself using it, give honest feedback, and put a link to where others can get it. If it is not worth using then don't try to trick others into getting it this is ruin your credibility. Don't be like those other affiliate marketers who give 5 stars to every product.
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  • Profile picture of the author erwin78
    Hi everyone,

    the first thing you must do is: Try the product by yourself.
    And then write what is good and what is not!

    And always say the truth.

    And if you don't like the product don't try to sell it you will get a lot of refunds.

    All the best.

    Erwin
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  • Profile picture of the author jerryp
    Originally Posted by kokjaywin View Post

    How to write a good review? For example if you are selling a printer.
    What are you going to write, and how do you convince people that the printer you are promoting will benefit them? Need strong call for action?

    What is in people's mind when they are doing research for a product? what are the reviews that they want to hear from us?
    Hi Kokjaywin,

    If you truly believe the product is the best on the market, or the best for the price or the easiest to use, or whatever, then that would be the feature or features you would emphasize. Make very clear the benefits to each of the best features of the printer.

    I have a subscription to Consumer Reports online and that helps give me ideas when writing about a product and also deciding if the product has value and is something I should be recommending. I also like to look at buyer reviews on Amazon. It's great to use and like the product yourself of course.

    Make sure your review is detailed. The reader needs to know that you have some expertise with the printer and aren't just a salesman. Talk about the negatives also. Nothing is perfect. Try to make the reader feel like you're their friend and write that way. Best of luck,

    Jerry
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    • Profile picture of the author kokjaywin
      Originally Posted by jerryp View Post

      Hi Kokjaywin,

      If you truly believe the product is the best on the market, or the best for the price or the easiest to use, or whatever, then that would be the feature or features you would emphasize. Make very clear the benefits to each of the best features of the printer.

      I have a subscription to Consumer Reports online and that helps give me ideas when writing about a product and also deciding if the product has value and is something I should be recommending. I also like to look at buyer reviews on Amazon. It's great to use and like the product yourself of course.

      Make sure your review is detailed. The reader needs to know that you have some expertise with the printer and aren't just a salesman. Talk about the negatives also. Nothing is perfect. Try to make the reader feel like you're their friend and write that way. Best of luck,

      Jerry
      How many features do you write for a review? Let say I found 10 features in the amazon sales page, do I write 10 of them?
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Originally Posted by kokjaywin View Post

    How to write a good review? For example if you are selling a printer.

    What are you going to write, and how do you convince people that the printer you are promoting will benefit them? Need strong call for action?

    What is in people's mind when they are doing research for a product? what are the reviews that they want to hear from us?
    Here are my tips:

    1. I put myself in the customer's shoes first. What initial questions would I have or topics would I want addressed? For me, I'd want to know speed - pages it was able to print, quality of the printed pages, and cost of it. Maybe also some dual functions it might have like a fax machine or whatever.

    2. I look in the reviews. I want to see what things others feel are important. For example, when I go to this printer's reviews (Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Epson WorkForce WF-2540 Wireless All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer, Copier, Scanner ADF, Fax. Prints from Tablet/Smartphone. AirPrint Compatible (C11CC36201)), I see some additional things I would address, such as:

    - photo printing ability
    - ease of set up
    - cost of operating it (ie: cost of ink cartridges)
    - customer service of the company
    - space it takes up, etc.

    3. I go to Google keywords and look up some phrases about printers. For example, I type in "best printer for" and get things like this:

    - best printer for home
    - best printer for art prints
    - best printer for ink cost
    - best printer for photos
    - best printer for college student

    So I would take that into consideration - like ink cost, if I hadn't already gotten that from the reviews.

    4. I got to Ubersuggest.org and do the same. I type in "best printer for" and now I'm able to add some more elements, including:

    - bulk use
    - brochures
    - counterfeiting (LOL oh my - well there's a niche for ya!)
    - digital scrapbooking
    - decals
    - DIY wedding invitations...and so on.

    5. I look for buying guides on the general products. So when I go to Google and type in "printer buying guide" I find one by Cnet and one by PC World. What I'm looking for is general topics to ensure I've covered everything - not a copy/paste/rewrite scumbag job.

    In these, I discover more things I can address, including:

    - various type of printers (laser, inkjets etc)
    - portability
    - resolution (falls under the quality topic)
    - memory
    - paper handling

    Just make sure you're exhaustive about it.

    Tiff
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    • Profile picture of the author JMcGee2010
      If I am building a review site, I go over to Amazon and find the product. Next, I look at product specs and write a paragraph or two about them. Then, I will actually take some of the product reviews off of the site. I will use actual quotes, names, etc. I always format these in italics and with quotation marks etc.

      While ideally you will want to use positive reviews, I always include a review that might have some downfalls (not overly negative or anything tho!)

      I then link over to the site with something link "See More Product Reviews at Amazon" or something along those lines, to an actual review page. That way, they've clicked over onto Amazon using my link and if they buy, then I get paid
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      • Profile picture of the author kokjaywin
        Originally Posted by JMcGee2010 View Post

        If I am building a review site, I go over to Amazon and find the product. Next, I look at product specs and write a paragraph or two about them. Then, I will actually take some of the product reviews off of the site. I will use actual quotes, names, etc. I always format these in italics and with quotation marks etc.

        While ideally you will want to use positive reviews, I always include a review that might have some downfalls (not overly negative or anything tho!)

        I then link over to the site with something link "See More Product Reviews at Amazon" or something along those lines, to an actual review page. That way, they've clicked over onto Amazon using my link and if they buy, then I get paid

        How long is your product review? How many features you include in your review?
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
    Only review products that you own and you will be able to give honest reviews. You can passionately give a real review on something you use. How can you do this without owning the product?
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  • Profile picture of the author wonderfullife
    You can write the good points that benefit you or your business. And maybe you can refer to how it works for you etc. Just tell the truth.
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