There is no denying the fact that product and review websites are already available in the internet today however, the truth is that they are not equal with regards to integrity as well as honest, hence there is still a need for you to be careful and cautious. There are tons of product and review sites out there that may seem to be unbiased at first glance, however further inspection indicates what their true intention really is and that is to promote the products favorably so that they can make money through affiliate links.
We have here below some of the things that you have to look for in a product and review site that will help you determine if the site itself or its owner or owners are only after the money or are really offering honest, neutral, and consumer-oriented product reviews.
What we want you to do first is to know who is the one running the website. We want you to keep in mind all the time that a real product and review site is a website that includes an info page or an about page or a Bio that will introduce the name of the site and, more often than not , they also state the reason why they started it. You have to be mindful about the sites that are claiming to be product and review sites as they might come as just affiliate sites posing as honest reviewers when in fact, they are only recommending the products that they are writing about.
The next thing that we want you to do if you are looking for a good product and review site is to determine if the site owner or the reviewer is the one who purchase the products he or she is using for the review. Know that this is a very critical factor, especially on the side of review integrity. Just like in scientific studies, there is actually a very strong proclivity towards favorable bias of products, especially if the reviewer did not pay for it himself. In the event that the one who purchase the product is the site owner or the reviewer, this will be a different story since this will speak volumes of their impartiality and their ability to stay as objective as possible during the review, while still being honest with it.
Aside from the things that we mentioned above, we also want you to know the importance of finding out if the website review consist of an array of products or if they are only reviewing a single one.