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Just As I Suspected: Many Internet Reviews Are Fake
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Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:11 am      Reply with quote
You have got to read this story. It, however, is something that I've always suspected.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/best-book-reviews-money-buy-131408538.html
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Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:27 am      Reply with quote
Very informative, makes me think I am in the wrong line of work! I do reviews of all kind every day for free and it never occurred to me to get paid for them. Confused
On the serious side though it makes me an even more skeptical person than before but an interesting article to be sure. Thanks for posting that!

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Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:14 am      Reply with quote
AnnieR wrote:
Very informative, makes me think I am in the wrong line of work! I do reviews of all kind every day for free and it never occurred to me to get paid for them. Confused
On the serious side though it makes me an even more skeptical person than before but an interesting article to be sure. Thanks for posting that!


I think I agree with Annie, I am def in the wrong line of work Cool !! But really we even see that on here, a whole slew of new posters all of a sudden LOVE a product that has been dormant or non-existent. I say read reviews with a grain of salt. See if the reviewer's review even remotely makes sense. Some are a weee bit over the top.

I also prefer any maker of a product to never sell their product, merely answer any questions, ie. usage ect. otherwise, really how can they be unbiased, just won't happen, were not gonna see the maker go, wow your right product B is better.

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Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:11 am      Reply with quote
This is one reason that this guide to writing/reviewing beauty reviews makes for a good read: http://veronica78.hubpages.com/hub/Questions-to-Think-About-When-Reviewing-A-Beauty-Product-Online

It tells you what to look for when evaluating a product, and what to think about writing product reviews. I'm often wary of product reviews that go into very little depth.
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Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:21 pm      Reply with quote
well I am sure I could review better, but I do try, my one goal is to be honest, but that said, what works on one really does NOT always work for all. In fact its odd how one skin type can have great results using a product, yet another awful. So I try to read reviews by those with skin like mine. Also one should be realistic, if one expects a miracle in a week, then well thats just not real. I find most on here are pretty straight forward, if they like it they say and if they don't they def say Laughing


I also find science does not always end up being right, by that I mean, studies say one thing, but then no one gets results. "shrugs", so its back to user reviews.

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Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:09 am      Reply with quote
Check out the comments under the article. Such comments are usually very enlightening.
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