November 10th, 2006 5 Comments » | View blog reactions
The following is a paid review: A new service called ReviewMe just launched, they’re backed by the well known Text-Link-Ads so it should be pretty solid. The idea is that manufacturers can pay bloggers to review their products and pay them according to a rank that ReviewMe set for your blog.
At first this might sound a bit dodgy, but you don’t have to write a positive review to get paid. Bloggers kan still remain objective and choose what reviews they want to write. But you have to write something like; “Sponsored Post:”, “The following is a paid review:” “Advertisement:” etc. in your review to have it accepted. Keeping your readers aware that you’ve been paid to write that post, will maintain both your and the manufacturers integrity.
Question is will ReviewMe be relevant for the motorcycle blogging community. It’s not like we’re going to start reviewing frying pans and web 2.0 savvy web applications, I know I’m not. It has to be a motorcycle relevant product, like e.g. chain lubricants; I would probably be able to review a dozen different types of those from what I’ve tested through the years. I doubt there will be a lot of motorcycle related products available for review, but I’ll gladly review a Yamaha R6 if they send me one (I’ll even do that one for free).
I guess time will tell how relevant this will be for motorcycle bloggers. But right now ReviewMe are spending 25.000$ to get reviewed them selves, so I thought “why not, let’s give it a go”.