ReviewMe Takes A Run At PayPerPost

It looks like ReviewMe is taking a run at PayPerPost with their latest offering. ReviewMe advertisers can now create a review offer in the blogger marketplace in addition to ordering reviews directly from a blog

John, I wanted to give you the heads up that we just now released a brand new Advertiser marketplace to ReviewMe! In addition to our marketplace of premium blogs where you can purchase individual reviews, advertisers will now be able to create campaign offers that approved bloggers will then be able to accept. This new advertiser marketplace gives more control to the advertiser while still giving the blogger 100% control over what review offers they accept.

Advertisers get to set up the information they would like reviewed, the number of reviews they would like to receive and how much they would like to spend per review. The minimum review price is $10. Advertisers now have the flexibility of purchasing reviews of top reviews individually or creating campaigns for many relevant bloggers to blog about!

– note, bloggers that were not previously accepted into the premium RM marketplace should resubmit their blog for inclusion into our new Advertiser marketplace. Thx!

——————–
Patrick Gavin
President

So far, two advertisers have created opportunities in the review clearinghouse: one sandal maker and one watchband maker. Both are offering $10 for a review. My advice to them. Increase your bid or go back to PayPerPost. I think ReviewMe should have set a higher minimum bid than $10. Because of higher entrance requirements than PayPerPost, ReviewMe blogs command higher pricing.

I’m sure the bids will go up as more advertisers make use of the blogger marketplace. This would give more ReviewMe bloggers a chance to get some reviews under their belt. The hardest part of ReviewMe is getting that first review. With the new marketplace, bloggers won’t have to wait for advertisers to come knocking on their doors. By accepting a few reviews from the marketplace, you’ll be able to show off your work to the direct advertisers.

It will be interesting to see how PayPerPost responds.


61 thoughts on “ReviewMe Takes A Run At PayPerPost”

  1. This looks like a good deal! 😛

    1. i like the new addition, cos it gives choices and choices are good

      1. yep, the price is way too low, who would do it though.

        someone even offered $5 a post, now, that’s a laugh

    2. Ali says:

      I blogged about it literally a few minutes after it went live.

      link to my post

      and yes I agree that they should have set a minimum of at least $20 per post so the blogger would get at least a min of $10.

      $5 is just too low.

      1. uncle sha says:

        I’m fine with the $5 … i think they’re targetting the lower end of advertisers

  2. Kumiko says:

    I have a feeling that this will hurt ReviewMe prices. It creates a choice – should I buy a $400 JC review or buy 40 $10 reviews on blogs that aren’t as popular.

    Some will take the 40 reviews option which means other blogs may have to drop their prices to get more reviews (although as the cheapest 3-star blog, I can’t drop my prices any further!).

    I always considered ReviewMe reviews to be of a higher quality and more prestigious than PPP due to the prices paid. With this new development, I feel they’re really “cheapening” their site and we’ll see a lot of poor reviews being written for a quick $10.

    Ultimately, I wonder which option would create more exposure for a site?

    1. Steve Yu says:

      I agree, ReviewMe should not do this in the first place. More harm than good. 🙁

    2. Kumiko says:

      Whoah! Slight correction on me. The minimum price to PURCHASE a review is $10…the blogger RECEIVES only $5!! $5!!

      Quality reviews exit stage left….I can just imagine what you get for $5…

      “so like Kumiko wanted me to review her site and it’s kinda good and stuff but there is just like way too much pink so she should really change it to green or something because i like green because it’s the same color of my boyfriend’s eyes and he’s really cool because he drives a car and has a tattoo but i don’t need to write about that anymore because i’ve met the minimum word count for this review and got a $5 so i’m going to go buy some emo music instead”

      1. haha! Just great Kumiko, I have just been accepted at ReviewMe yesterday, and also think that it should stay as a quality site.
        I have never heard about PPP, but reading about it here, it seems that the quality you get from PPP is not the same, yeah the prices are often tied with quality (often not always).

        I wonder why JC did not belongs to PPP? is it good enough? If he don’t work with them, there should be a reason.

    3. John Chow says:

      I think this is aimed at bloggers who couldn’t get into the normal ReviewMe system. Notice at the end of the letter, Patrick says, “note, bloggers that were not previously accepted into the premium RM marketplace should resubmit their blog for inclusion into our new Advertiser marketplace.”

      1. Maybe they should split the offer, or you are in the Premium, or you are in the Advertiser Marketplace, don’t you think?
        So an advertiser could choose what he wants to pay for.

        1. Reply to myself, It seems that they splited.
          The advertiser may choose, to have one or the other.
          And from the letter John got, the accepted blogs in the premium side
          “Order Reviews Direct from Specific Top Blogs”

          or

          “Create Offers for Our Blogger Marketplace”

          here

      2. it is like hitting two birds with one stone. maximizing profits at its best.

    4. this is what I call “Chinese-marketing-strategy”. Cheaper price but the number will be many. So 40 people reviewing a blog compared to one person reviewing it?? hmm… i dont know what to say but it will surely create a block of people getting them.

    5. Money Maker says:

      they have a limit to the number of reviews you can take eh?

      if not, reviewers will gobble up all the offers

  3. Tyler Ingram says:

    I was wondering about this when I logged into ReviewMe to check what my price was sitting at.

    I was like, oh look a PayPerPost thing. Well I don’t like PayPerPost because my previous ranking wouldn’t let me review any of the sites that seemed somewhat interesting to me. Neither did either of these 2 sites that were on ReviewMe.

    *shrug*

  4. GA says:

    With PPP I once made the mistake of getting 10 reviews at $10 each.

    I found that most people who had taken my offer had small rubbish blogs with tiny traffic.

    I should have gone for 1 review at $100.

    1. Eric says:

      For sure… quality not quantity

      Quality!

  5. That is crazy..people will be ordering $10 reviews left and right~ 😕

  6. SEO Blog says:

    I thought this was a “run” at SponsoredReviews actually. Although I have to agree, with such a low price that seems a lot more like payperpost. Either way, I think ReviewMe could be losing a lot of their alure. The reason I like ReviewMe and SponsoredReviews is the higher prices and allowing me to choose my price (for the most part in terms of SponsoredReviews). 10 bucks simply isn’t worth my time. Maybe if I could combine a bunch of the offers into one…

  7. GA says:

    Out of interest John, who do you think represents the second best value for money for ReviewMe?

    You must of course represent the most value for money.

    1. John Chow says:

      I think Kumiko represent great value for money.

      1. Kumiko says:

        Thanks! I just need to do 20 ReviewMe reviews to be able to afford one review from you in order to spread the word! 😀

        1. James says:

          She was also a featured blog on the site when I checked. She could increase her price a bit then she would not need to do so many to get one here. 🙂

  8. Jacob says:

    I think one comment that John said is something that we are all overlooking. “This would give more ReviewMe bloggers a chance to get some reviews under their belt.” This means that someone like me who has never received the chance to write a review can finally get to work on writing one or two. I think this is a good move. Destroy PPP and then take control of the market. However, I do think that after a month or two, the minimum price should go up.

    1. SEO blog says:

      That’s a valid point. Getting a review under your belt is a big step. However, seeing a review done for 10 bucks would make me think twice ordering a review from you for say $60. If you don’t value your posts and time at more than $10 why should I?

      1. Jacob says:

        Some people might not write that good of a review for the $10.00, but I know that if I was hired to do one for the $5.00, I would do one or two of them for that price just so I had a few on my belt. I would treat them with the same respect that I would if I was paid $60.00. So, I don’t think it would really matter, in my case, at least, because no matter what, they’d be getting the same value. And besides, I will only potentially take one or two of those reviews.

  9. Great post John and thanks for pointing it out.

  10. Shaun Carter says:

    So this is like the “bargain basement” of ReviewMe? Seems like it will devalue their service. It will be interesting to see what happens.

    1. Court says:

      I agree, I’m not sure that this is going to be a great thing for ReviewMe at all, I guess we’ll have to wait and see!

  11. i definately think that reviewme should try and keep the quality of blogs high. I think that this is a nice addition to reviewme.

    Im sure there will be some teething problems at the start with some advertisers unhappy with their review but im sure long term it will prove to be a good feature

  12. blogdinero says:

    take a decission to change the politics, like this of review, have it cost in the fidelity of users

  13. i think it’ll help them gain exposure…

  14. I can’t say that I like any of this stuff. It just seems like spam for pay. PayPerPost is a waste, but ReviewMe shouldn’t start in with stuff like PPP.

    -Sam from MarketMatador.com

  15. many advertisers will bite it. “the more, the merrier!” It is also a good strategy since that will create more anchor links pointing to one site.

  16. I think there is an enormous gap between the popular and the expert. If the expert is working at his/her expertise, there’s not much time for running around trying to be popular. In my field one of the most generous truly expert blogs gets almost no comments, and yet information that can help you break through to greatness, if you have it in you, is published there almost daily.

    I am not sure that Review Me attempts to understand content quality, or even that they should. They work from ratings. They’d have to have a staff of personnel expert in every discipline to do it any other way.

  17. good 2 hear! Everyone is stepping up lately.

  18. i tried signing up for ppp, but i can’t seem to add more than one blog…O_O

  19. SELaplana says:

    well, gonna try it…. i haven’t receive yet any review offer from REviewMe

  20. Tony says:

    I personally wouldn’t do a $10 review and I gather if no one else does then the price of the reviews will go up. But on the other hand if you have never done a review what better way to show your workmanship than doing one and doing it well. I know the first few projects I worked on were all for free or contra deals each one I did I did to the best of my ability and now I can get what I am worth. I don’t have to take any job anymore I can pick and choose the ones I believe will make me the wealthiest / happiest.

  21. Heartmates says:

    Hi,

    Thanks for the tips provided on how to accept and what to accept from ReviewMe. Today i got two offers from ReviewMe, these were the first offers from review me and i have posted it on the blog.

    regards

    http://heartmates.blogspot.com
    once upon a life time in kerala

  22. I think the ReviewMe minimum bid will go up eventually. In the meantime, it can help “smaller” blogs make some revenue and get a little ReviewMe portfolio going.

  23. seo says:

    ReviwMe sucks!I use Blogitive and Blogsvertise.

    1. Why, did you have a bad experience with ReviewMe?

  24. Beth says:

    Most of you will not like what I am about to say, but I’ve posted about it on my blog before. Not everyone is a niche blogger. Not everyone has a high PR, an Alexa Rank below 50,000 or thousands of feed subscribers. I was accepted by ReviewMe in the beginning. The problem, however, although for a small blog my numbers were decent, I only received 2 review offers and after those-ReviewMe NEVER updated my information again. I attempted to log in this week, only to find my account had been deleted, (no warning), and I cannot re-submit because it’s “still in the database.” An email to customer support has resulted in no response. Yes, I use PPP and several other services, as well as advertisers contacting me directly. We all have something to say, even those of us with “rubbish” for content.

    1. James says:

      Why would we not like what you said? You have valid points.

  25. James says:

    I am still looking into the whole paid post thing. Maybe not for my main blog but other sites.

  26. Beth says:

    James, yes I do have valid points, which many choose to ignore. As for ReviewMe- I’m still not able to access my old account nor re-add my blog under a new account. Maybe it’s due to my response and the lack of respect for their service.

  27. Yes, ultimately it is the publisher’s choice as to how much of the service they will make use of.

  28. Amanda says:

    I am in review me and I picked one of their cheap little ones because I wanted to show the review quality on another site. I think it helps.

  29. Jenny says:

    Interesting…My site is too new to get into review me or PPP. It sux but I’ll live. But kudos to anyone who thinks they can be the new face out there. Whether they make it or not is a whole other story. xD

  30. Elizabeth says:

    I can not BELIEVE the snobbery going on in these comments. Those of you with your noses in the air saying that you wouldn’t take a post for less than $20.00, and that people who do write rubbish blogs-that is insulting, and ridiculous. If you have a well-written blog with high traffic and pagerank and can get a lot of money for your reviews, you could also be writing for PayPerPost.

    For example, do you have PR6 and a maximum Alexa of 99,999? How would you like $175.00 to write 100 words about a jewelry website? And you know what? You don’t have to split the money with anyone, it’s all yours. But, apparently, if I take that post, it’s because I’m a small-time blogger who likes to waste her time.

    John, I don’t understand your assertion that any advertiser willing to pay $10.00 should just “go back to PayPerPost”. How exactly is ReviewMe “better” than PPP? I respect you and I’ve learned a lot from reading your blog, but I think you are wrong to say that any one method of monetizing a blog is better than another. It’s like saying that being a waitress is “better” than being a secretary. I work very, very hard on my blog, I spend HOURS a day networking, posting, commenting, replying, submitting my site to search engines-and I have had every single one of my 41 posts at PayPerPost approved. But despite my PR4, Alexa of 108,964 and three “stars”, ReviewMe has had no offers for me at all. I’ll take PayPerPost, thanks.

  31. Zac Johnson says:

    I just wrote a long post on this topic at my blog. I’ve been testing with PayPerPost and now with ReviewMe Marketplace. Take a look if you want to see the results.

    http://zacjohnson.com/reviewme-vs-payperpost/

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