More Paid Reviews

There are more than one site out there that will sign your blog up after it reached a certain age and as long as it receives a reasonable amount of traffic. This one is called ReviewMe.

This site acts in a similar fashion to BlogsVertise in that they offer your blog assignments from time to time that they will pay you to write. Again, as with other sites like this, the amount of money you can make varies with the assumed importance of your blog. A higher PR blog can command a higher “wage” per post than a lower one. Not only that, but a higher PR blog will also be offered more assignments.

If you are the owner of a high PR blog and want to make money in decent amounts from this type of assignment, you can really pick and choose which ones you want to do and which ones you can decline. The higher your page rank, the more choice you’ll have as advertisers will fall over themselves to have their sites reviewed on high ranking blogs – they see them as having the highest readership.

You know as well as I do that is not always the way of things. A highly patronised blog need not have a high page rank. It may provide lots of useful and interesting reading material and be very popular because of what it is, not because Google says it’s popular. Conversely, a blog with a high page rank may be a load of codswallop, but just because the owner has been busy gathering backlinks from here, there and everywhere, Google has been fooled into thinking that blog must be more important and therefore more widely read than the much better one with fewer backlinks.

Who said the world was fair?

The moral of this story? If your blog is good and has lots of readers, get busy and post in lots of other blogs, write articles and submit them to high PR ezines and get busy in social networking and bookmarking sites to spread the word. Eventually you’ll get there by honesty and hard work. Much more satisfying than having bought your way to the top.

If you are a blogger, or an advertiser for that matter and are interested in what ReviewMe have to offer, click this link (link removed by admin).

Update 2008: These paid review sites are noting more than brokers for webmasters who want to buy links. That means if you write a so-called review and include followed links in the post, you are selling links. Google does not like this at all and will take your Page Rank from you if you sell links. You may also find your site dropped in the serps or even de-indexed if you really piss them off.

So safest rule of thumb is DO NOT SELL TEXT LINKS if you want to keep your PR and status with Google. You have been warned!

Terry Didcott