Review Me Marketplace

Written by Zac Johnson
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I was accepted into review me a few days ago as a blog reviewer. For now the review rate is set at $50. I’m not big on plastering ads all over the blog like most, so this will be a new source of income for the blog, while making an interesting new resource for sites.

As you may already know, I like having others review this blog as well. Review Me just went live with their new Marketplace, which is what they were missing to compete with PayPerPost. Now bloggers will have the ability to log in an choose what advertisers they would like to blog about, and get paid for it. Review describes the service as:

“A campaign is a 30 day standing order available to our bloggers who choose whether or not to review your product. You set up information on what you would like reviewed, the number of reviews you’d like to receive and how much you would like to spend per-review.”

If you log into your blogging account with ReviewMe, you should see that I setup a campaign for 10 reviews for this blog at the base rate. I had done some testing with PayPerPost and the quality of the reviews were so-so… a few good… but most were average, with poor page rank/alexa. Of course you can pay more for higher quality and page rank bloggers, but I was looking for a lower cost test across the board. I will post any reviews done through the “Review Me Marketplace” and let you compare them to the PayPerPost reviews I had done. Then you can decide on quality.

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15 Replies to “Review Me Marketplace”

  1. I plan on using review me when me and my brother get our blog steady with a reader base. If you didn't see JohnChow made 4,500 just from reviewme's the past month- that is really good coin.

  2. I am thinking about signing up for review me as well. However, if someone is paying you to review their product how can you be sure that you will be fair and not give a biased review? Paid reviews usually mean good reviews. What if the product stinks? Then what do you say about it?

    1. Good point… and already experienced. I will be making a new post soon on the quality of paid posts and the comparisons between ReviewMe and PPP. On PayPerPost you can actually tell the blogger if you want a Positive/Neutral/Negative review. Kind of defeats the purpose, but if you are paying, you get what you want. Unfortunately I have had a couple boring and little efforts through PPP paid bloggers. Seems they just write up some wording then link to your site… little information or use to the reader. (besides sending the user to your site with a link)

      1. Hi, I'm sorry you didn't like the review I did on your site. You didn't actually give much to work on as in what you were looking for. Other site actually give a more detailed description on what they expect.

        I did actually spend more than 1 minute reading your blog and the post was based entirely on your blog alone. Once again I apologize that you found it so inadequate.

        1. Thanks for coming back to the blog. Shows that you do have an interest in your blog reviews. I will make sure to leave more detail in the review me description area for future bloggers.

          1. No problem, I try to live to a certain work ethic. I know you can't make everybody happy but I do the best I can.

          2. Appreciate it. I went back to your site and saw your update as well. Referenced it back in my main post on the ReviewMe vs PayPerPost as well.

  3. buying a blog review for 40-50$ is out of our budget, but we'd love a review nonetheless… I am a top commentor lol

    good luck with selling reviews, i haven't had luck via reviewme

  4. There's always 2 ways to look at things:

    1) The basic/superficial.

    2) The deeper level.

    Granted, you can make some coin with a paid review, but it also affects the credibility you have with your readers.

    Some readers will vociferously refuse to read a paid review, even if you present it in a neutral light (witness the ReviewMe review that Michael "GrayWolf" Gray did a while back on his wolf-howl.com SEO blog)

    On the other hand, you can use the review opportunity to establish a dialogue with the person who commissioned the review.

    I recently reviewed the WordZe keyword tool and got to talking to Levi (or l3vi) the developer, who's prominent on seoblackhat and the digital point forum.

    If we're going to the same event, I'm make a point to meet up with him.

    In this way, your payback from the review is not the lousy $50 or $100, but the opportunity to expand your network and go beyond just a mere review (my opportunity cost is far larger than what they might pay me anyway).

    If you work at this Internet business with a strategic view and an eye to doing it for the longterm, there's no question of you being successful at what you do. It's just a matter of when.

    'Nuff said.

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