The Strangest ReviewMe Review Yet

Three days ago, I received what has to be the strangest ReviewMe review request to-date. Normally, a ReviewMe review requires that I do a bit of work and spend some time with the product submitted for review. For example, I had to read the 300+ page SEO Book from Aaon Wall in order to review it. My review of Lee Dobb’s Keyword Tracker required me to use it for a few days before I could post my findings. I happily do this because I know these advertisers are paying $100 for the review so they expect a certain level of quality and professionalism.

Now I get a review request from Jason Rodriguez of He wants me to review his blog. The problem is, there isn’t much to review – the blog is brand new (started on Nov. 15th). It has a grand total of seven posts. Here they are:

I would like to tell you who Jason Rodriguez is but his About page has nothing on it. Looking at the list of posts, you can get the idea that Jason’s blog talks about Internet and affiliate marketing. The quality of the posts is quite good and If Jason ever gets around to updating the site on a more consistence basis, he may build a reader base.

Since there really isn’t much to review, I like to offer Jason this tidbit of advice. Before you go spending $100 on a review, you really should have more than seven posts on your blog, or at the very least, post a lot more updates in between the time you submit the review request and the time it takes me to post the review.

Now that this review is posted, I hope you’ll start updating more. Otherwise, whatever buzz this post generates for you will be gone and my readers will just be laughing at you for wasting $100.

21 thoughts on “The Strangest ReviewMe Review Yet”

  1. Allen.H says:

    Now that’s an original way to review a sponsor-blog. lol.


  2. Hey thanks for the review :). I know… I’m embarrased by the lack of content, but hey, it’s new. I wasn’t very encouraged to frequently update since there wasn’t any traffic.

    ReviewMe was more of a way to get me off my ass and get things rolling. Plus, I wanted to test the effectiveness of ReviewMe (even though I don’t have a metric to compare it against except traffic… hmm, yeah)

    Anyway thanks again!

  3. Jason,

    Instead of google missing out on millions, you are potentially missing out on some cash flow. When you get a direct link from a post from john, you will probably generate some good stats. I see you dont currently run any adverts, you may want to look into that. Just my 2 cents.


  4. Alex Becker says:

    I know that fealing. I just started my blog 3 days ago and I got about 4 unique visitors so far.

  5. Hey Nick, my intiatives for this blog aren’t for generating money… but thanks for the insite.

    Alex, I just visited your blog, so make that 5!

  6. Jon Waraas says:

    So did he end up getting a free review?

  7. John Chang says:

    Good luck to you Jason. Hope you get more hits now. 🙂

  8. Ant Eksiler says:

    He got his backlinks for google didnt he? or did you add nofollow 🙂

  9. John Chow says:

    He got the backlinks. I do not use nofollow in my blog posts.

  10. weirdoux says:

    john and jason,

    both of you are the honest man here.
    we can see it.

    keep it up dudes!

  11. Laura says:

    Hey John –

    It’s Lee Dodd, not Lee Dobb. 🙂


  12. Jason, now you better start updating your blog regularly !!! you have one more reader. ..don’t disappoint me!

  13. I’ll try not too Anard 🙂

    In about a week I’ll post the stats of how effective the ReviewMe buy was. From what I can see already, John’s blog should definitely be worth more than $100 per post.

  14. So has paid you yet? They haven’t paid me.

  15. John Chow says:

    Billy – Review for this month are paid next month. I got paid for my ReviewMe review from last month.

  16. David Mackey says:

    How many visitors do you send to a site that you review?

  17. Hey David,

    I’ll be posting the overall results in about a week. So far he’s sent over 500 readers to my blog. Although, that obviously varies based on how appealing the post is to his audience.

  18. Andy says:

    Does ReviewMe require SSN to participate?

  19. Jane says:

    I have to think…hmmmm, would I read a 300+ page book for $100??? I’m not sure that I could do that. It probably stems from never reading as an undergraduate and gradute student…Well, I read enough to get by 😉

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