My Review Price Just Went Up

Those with a sharp eye may have noticed the price on the ReviewMe logo at the right sidebar now displays $500. With my entry into the Technorati Top 100, my review price has now double.


I bet you’re wondering how many reviews I’ll get at $500. I had the same question when ReviewMe bump my price to $250, from $100. It seems history has repeated itself. Just as I asked, “Who’s going to pay $500.00 for me to do a review?” I logged into my ReviewMe control panel and see two new review requests.

The rich get richer. 😈

99 thoughts on “My Review Price Just Went Up”

  1. Sunny says:

    Congratulations John! I’m sure at the rate you’re going your site will be in the top 10 on technorati. Keep it up.

    1. Kenny says:

      The climb to the Top 10 is going to be a lot harder than the climb to get to the Top 100. However you’re right, John will probably make it to the top 10 with some of his strategies, lets just hope he doesn’t get banned again :mrgreen:

      1. Gary Lee says:

        At this rate, yes . . . john will crack the top 10 soon, but to be honest . . . will it happen this year? I don’t know.

        1. Ed Lau says:

          It’ll be extremely difficult to crack the Top 10 considering the sites that make up the top. I’m guessing he’ll settle in somewhere in the 40s.

          1. Leftblank says:

            I expect the same, the ‘top blogs’ nearly all got multiple authors, everyday somewhat unique articles and such, it wont be too easy to pass those ‘giants’.

          2. Yea, AND they are updated several times a day, and are mostly news and tech blogs.

      2. Jonix says:

        john’s blog is too important now, if some service like technorati bans him, that will begin a “war” and everyone will talk (write) about that.

        I didn’t now that this blog was banned at tecnhorati…why?

    2. Top 10, no. Top 50, most definitely. If John made it to the top 10 Technorati would ban him. Lots of politics involved in having a top 10 spot on a site like Technorati, and I’d bet lots of $ changing hands for those top 10 positions too.

      1. HMTKSteve says:

        No doubt. Every time I see a site jump into the top ten it gets banned by Technorati.

        1. Yep sure does. I don’t like to speculate but I’m guessing a top 10 Technorati listing is worth the equivelant of a 6 figure marketing budget to big blogs.

          1. hmtksteve says:

            Since Technorati works on a 3 month rolling cycle it would take a lot of doing to nudge someone out of the top ten by getting people to stop linking to them.

            It would probably be cheaper to go out and buy 30,000 domains and drop a WordPress blog on them with an article that links to your site!

  2. Jason says:

    And the evil get eviler? 😈

    1. ilker says:

      Oh.. you have seen nothing yet! 👿

      1. derrich says:

        *shiver* This should be interesting.

    2. IndoDX says:

      Are you sure? ^_*

  3. Marc says:

    I noticed that this morning. Way to go John. I suspected you’d still be getting lots even in the upper brackets, since the ROI gets better the higher you go.

    1. Jonix says:

      I believe that also. reviews will continue to come in good quantity.

  4. Philip Liu says:

    Good thing I got my review in early! Congrats!

  5. congratulations man!

  6. Arrg… they wont even accept me yet
    and you’re getting paying 500 USD per review..
    W-O-W (and i dont mean world of warcart 🙂 )

    1. Alex says:

      Testing reply

    2. Michael says:

      It took me almost 2 months to get approved. Just keep working on your content and network with people.


    3. Ed Lau says:

      You have to have a solid amount of content, backlinks, Technorati rating and readers to get approved.

      And even then, actually getting a review request is another big step.

      1. derrich says:

        So true. I was approved at a $60/review tick. None ordered yet. 😥

    4. Nocturnal says:

      Don’t worry about it. I was approved but haven’t had any requests to review any sites or products and my going rate is like $20 or $35.00 lol.

  7. John, why not bump it up to $1,000? I bet you’ll continue to get more review requests. Being in the top technorati 100 has that type of value.

    1. HMTKSteve says:

      $750 is the max they allow you to use.

      1. Got it. Thanks Steve.

  8. Ricco says:

    Are you still giving it all to charity? You’re making an awful lot of money now. Somebody is going to be happy 🙂

    1. Ed Lau says:

      I believe John said he would only be giving his first month’s revenue to charity.

      Can’t give all your money to freakin’ charity…lol

      1. Yea, a person who does all of that wouldn’t be in his right mind. 😀 One gotta take care of his own benefits too!

  9. Kenny says:

    I wonder what the sweet spot is for this blog in terms of ReviewMe pricing. If people are still purchasing reviews, why not increase it to 600 or 650? At $750 I suspect the review orders will start to decline.

    1. Mubin says:

      I think the cap is at $500, he has reached his Everest.

      1. Kenny says:

        I think the cap is at $750 since there are several blogs that have manually changed their prices to be at the top of the list.

    2. I bet he’ll get reviews no matter what the price rises to. People tend to believe things are worth more when you have to pay more.

  10. Erich says:

    “If you build it they will come…” I wouldn’t worry at all about lost interest in your reviews. Keep up the inspiration John!

  11. KellyCho says:

    You truly are evil! 😉 Congrats John!

  12. Michael says:

    Do we have to log into reviewme to look for review requests? Crap, I thought they would send me an email. I am only at $60 per review, but even that makes me happy. 🙂


    1. Kanwal says:

      I have been trying to get in also and was hoping for a quicker reply. My site is PR4 and Im getting 1000 visitors daily… guess keep plugging away

  13. George says:

    The rich get richer.” Haha! Nice one John.

    It’s amazing how sometimes a bump in price can drive up demand. It doesn’t appear to be rational behavior but I’ve seen it happen myself. Thanks for keeping us posted.

  14. Shawn Knight says:

    Very impressive, I had my doubts as to how many people would order a $500 review but I guess I was proven wrong, congrats!

  15. praveen says:

    congrats…. I learned something new from u..

  16. Susan says:

    I saw that earlier and had to do a double take. While I can’t even imagine the traffic a ReviewMe review on your site would generate I am sure it is worth every penny of the $500.

  17. Jack says:

    Its only a matter of time until it goes up again I’m sure. Great Job John.

  18. Mubin says:

    Amazing congrats on the nice increase and the nice 500 you just earned, and the extra 500 you just earned for review me, I think its time you talked to them about giving you a bigger piece of the pie, or you could just sell reviews on your own for $300 a pop. I bet all the people that only had to pay 125 are laughing at their good fortune right now.

    BTW congrats on what I am assuming will obviously be another record breaking month!

  19. Josh Rives says:

    I wonder if this is the highest rate they have. Anyone seen any reviews for a higher price?

      1. Josh Rives says:

        That’s just ridiculous.

      2. ilker says:

        I think you can set your own price..

      3. Mubin says:

        I dont think I have read a review me from him though yet.

      4. holy crap that’s crazy!


  20. Mubin says:

    Josh, I believe 500 is the highest.

  21. Michael Kwan says:

    $500 is the highest pre-set rate that they have, but you have the ability to adjust your own rate to whatever you want.

  22. Justin says:

    Ya, I dont like u anymore 👿

  23. Well done John! I guess that knocks out a lot of people with new blogs or sites like me from affording a blog review now. $500 sheesh! Good work though 🙂

  24. $500 a review! Wow, that’s amazing. 😯

  25. Leftblank says:

    Does ReviewME still make 50% of the price advertisers pay? If that’s still the way they work, I honestly don’t see why advertisers do not contact you directly, potentially saving 500$.

  26. You made a great job and now this is the results: mooooney !

  27. James says:

    The real question is did you notice or did your readers notice first?

  28. chimpo says:

    I hate you. 🙁

  29. Sean says:

    this is good for us (the readers) for two reasons:

    1. We don’t get junk/spammy/affiliate reviews as everyday individuals don’t have that kind of cash. Last month, the reviewme’s were getting ridiculous on this blog.

    2. The reviews we do get will be top notch as John will feel under even more pressure to deliver on the inflated price tag.

  30. Wauks says:

    Congratulations! And yes, we hate you and love you at the same time. Lol!

  31. Nice John. I’ll pay $500 without even blinking the next time I buy a review from you. Then again, if I’m sneaky I could just slide a link to one of our products into my next guest post – but I’m not that evil 😆

  32. Mama Duck says:

    Geee, $2,500?? I can’t imagine it being worthwhile, regardless of how large the site. I can see $500 for a site that is relevant to your readers. Not worth it for me tho, sorry LOL.

  33. HMTKSteve says:

    Why only 4 Alexa stars? What Alexa ranking do you need to have to get 5 stars???

  34. $2500 is just for attention! See we are talking about it..

  35. Well keep being evil John! Thats awesome news, one thing I wondered is there any $1000 review me prices out there?

  36. Jeff Kee says:

    I thought $250 was the maximum!! hahaha

  37. Zaib Kaleem says:

    Do they still have 50% off promotion? If so, $250 after discount is seems affordable.

    1. Tyler Ingram says:

      To me $500 isn’t affordable let alone $250 🙂

      I’ll just have to figure out a better way to blog or get John to do a review without paying him 😉

    2. derrich says:

      Seriously! I’m waiting on the 75% off sale. 😛

      1. Mark Shead says:

        I got it at $125. I’m sure it will work well for some people–especially those selling products to “make money online”. I didn’t get as much traffic as I was expecting from it.

        Checkout the stats and my analysis here:

        By the way I was pleased with John’s review. He did a great job, you just have to choose the sites you get reviewed on very, very carefully.

  38. Miriguy says:

    Hmm, based on the amount of traffic and reputation that you have here, advertisers wont hesitate to be featured here for that amount of money 😉
    It’s a real deal! 😈

    1. Mark Shead says:

      Depends on what you are selling. Here are some stats from a ReviewMe from John Chow My Stats

  39. Joel Mueller says:

    $2500 for ShoeMoney. Wow. How many visitors does he get in a day? My site is listed for way less and we’re pushing over 200,000 visits from 90,000 unique IPs in A DAY.

    1. Mark Shead says:

      He set the price himself. You can set yours really high too if you want.

    2. Mark Shead says:

      Does Mac Update even have a place to post reviews?

  40. Gdog says:

    Geez, $500 for a review sounds pretty good to me. Start sharing with your readers, John. Start with me first, okthxbye. 😈

    1. Gdog says:

      Okay I just noticed my price just jumped to $100!

  41. I guess you will only get full 5 stars on Alexa when you reach the top 1000. Wow.. It just seems that John is getting further and further away from the common crowd. Oh gosh. 😀

  42. Mark Shead says:

    Just in case anyone wonders what happens when you get a ReviewMe from John Chow, I’ve posted some of my stats here:

  43. How high do the ReviewMe rates go up to anyway?

  44. ketyung says:

    John, you’ll become evil millionare soon. Congrat :mrgreen: !

  45. Jeff says:

    You are def. cashing in with ReviewMe!!!

  46. security says:

    That must be a phenominal feeling to see a blog debut in the Technorati 100?

    Do you remember the very moment you fist saw it there? What was your intitial reaction????

  47. Mubin says:

    John Is the blog getting more money than the techzone? I have never actually seen you posting your revenue from there.

    Also dont you feel guilty getting Micheal to do all the review Me’s?

    1. hmtksteve says:

      More money than TechZone?

      The man wakes up at noon every day!

  48. Dave says:

    It’s going to be crazy to see John’s April review me money.

    The earnings from his blog are only going to go up.

  49. I wish I was just added to ReviewMe lol

  50. Malin says:

    Geez! I envy you! 👿
    But congratulations anyway 😀

  51. Kenny says:

    Just noticed John has lowered the review price to $300. Did the review requests stop coming in at $500?

  52. Jeff says:

    I see the price is back down to 300

    Jeff –

  53. So sad that you review price went up. Now I am far from getting a review from the great John Chow. But I am hoping their are other ways for me to earn the relationship with John. They should let you control the price, because who is to say that the price they give you is at the best price looking back to supply and demand principals.

  54. Hopefully, you’d rub off some of that money mojo on us all. John, you are officially my ambassador of Kwan! 😎

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