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Case Study and Product Review Site Coming Soon

One of the things I do here at MasonWorld is review the products I’m using to make my business easier and tell you what I think of them, honestly and unfiltered. Unfortunately, that’s not what you find most often out there in the wild of the internet marketing space.

Chances are you’ve considered buying a product, whether it be a keyword tool, a plugin, or a content creation wizard of some sort, and you’ve gone out on the web looking for reviews and information from other users to aide you in your decision making process. What you probably found were sales pages disguised as product reviews… and sadly, many of those people probably didn’t use the product or tool they were recommending.

That’s not to say that all internet marketing product reviews are phony. There are certainly a share of good folks out there doing things the right way and recommending products that they use themselves and telling you the truth about what they think. But, there is clearly a problem in the internet marketing space with these junk reviews and recommendations being made.

So Josh Spaulding and I decided to do a little clean up in this area of internet marketing. We’re working on a new website to be launched sometime in March where we fully review internet marketing products – the good, the bad, and the ugly of it all. We’ll be reviewing products, services, and techniques without bias, giving you our full opinion and documenting case studies along the way.

This won’t be a nonprofit, we will use affiliate links and likely make commissions on product sold. But, we’ve agreed that there will be no swaying our opinion with promised dollars or results. There will be good and bad reviews, case studies of successes and failures, and more.

Before we make this leap we want to hear from you. Is there a product, service, or technique that you are interested in and would like to have us review in depth before you make a purchase? Maybe there’s something you’ve been on the fence about for awhile now and haven’t been able to decide. Leave a comment below and we’ll add it to our list as we work on the beginnings of this project and get the site loaded with content.

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davedenis
davedenis

Very cool Mark, was thinking of doing something similar but I don't have the experience in IM that you do.  Question though - will you still use affiliate links to products that you give a poor review to?

ArthurZablocki
ArthurZablocki

Hi Mark,

An excellent idea, here is one for you:

This one just got into my inbox, looks good, but too good to be honest:

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Please let us all know :-)

Arthur

clintwilde
clintwilde

Nice idea for a site Mark! I would love to see some reviews about keyword research tools, specifically comparing Longtail Pro with Brad Callen's Niche Finder.

Donny
Donny

interested in new one on warrior forum called freebacklink system .. it has a small cost but tells you the free ways

masonworld
masonworld

 @davedenis This is a great question.  At the moment, we are thinking that we will make affiliate links available for people to use uniformily without regard to the content of the review, but they will be clearly identified and disclosed.  I don't want to set up a situation where we are motivated to give a positive review because then we get to add in aff links.

 

What are your thoughts?

masonworld
masonworld

 @ArthurZablocki Never heard of it, but I sure hate the sales page.

masonworld
masonworld

@clintwilde Excellent idea. Thanks!

masonworld
masonworld

@Donny We'll add it to the list of candidates.

davedenis
davedenis

 @masonworld Well, I guess I can see both sides.  You deserve to make a buck obviously but if an affiliate link is meant as an endorsement (per FTC and Pinterest notwithstanding) then I don't know.  The site http://www.imreportcard.com/ (no affiliation) is doing something similar and seems to always use aff links.  Also, if you pan a product and have an aff link, who reading that review will actually buy it anyway?  I don't know, don't listen to me, I'm new to IM in general and can't niche site my way out of a wet paper sack :)  Whatever you choose you will have a good reason and honestly that's all that matters because that honesty is what maintains your credibility.  IMHO of course. 

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