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Hello everyone, I am have been writing top-notch product reviews for Amazon and eBay ecommerce sites. Some of the companies are big. But every client has his/her own requirements. Is it right to include the actual price in a product review? I copywrite other parts well, and all clients were happy with it. But when it comes to price, some want price ranges, others a fixed price, and others no price. What's your take on this? Is it okay to include the price of a product in a review?

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tlbp
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I think those responding to this post believe you are writing actual product reviews similar to those that are added by purchasers of a product--the type that contain star ratings and relay a user's experience. Ecommerce and other sites also feature product surveys, referred to as reviews, which highlight the features of various products and compare them. These are not based on personal experience and don't claim to be. They are a survey-style article that notes the distinguishing characteristics of each product and sometimes mention users' feedback. 

 

Whether to mention the price or not is a decision each client determines for their website. So there is no "one way" to do it. 

 

OP, if you are doing product write-ups for a website, it is best not to call them reviews in the Upwork Community Forum. (As you have probably learned by now.)

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bobafett999
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How are you writing reviews?  Do you personally use/test or just make them up?

I'm not talking about short reviews like on Amazon. The main aim of my reviews is to inform readers, improve sales, and if anything, make it easy to undertsand technical terms. So I get information from manufacturer's website and other trusted sources. I also incorporate other user reviews if the client want's it. But for now, I do not use.


@Albina A wrote:

I'm not talking about short reviews like on Amazon. The main aim of my reviews is to inform readers, improve sales, and if anything, make it easy to undertsand technical terms. So I get information from manufacturer's website and other trusted sources. I also incorporate other user reviews if the client want's it. But for now, I do not use.


 So, in other words, you write fake reviews.

 

petra_r
Member


@Albina A wrote:

Hello everyone, I am have been writing top-notch product reviews for Amazon


 Disgraceful. And forbidden by Amazon. You do the dirty work for fraudulent clients who con innocent buyers into buying products based on fake and paid for reviews.

 

There is no such thing as a "top-notch" paid for Amazon review. There is only "fraud"

 

 

Fraud according to you. Thanks


@Albina A wrote:

Fraud according to you. Thanks


 No, not according to her. According to Amazon's TOS, Upwork's TOS, and possibly the Federal Trade Commission.


@albina-alivitsawrote:

Fraud according to you. Thanks

 

Fraud according to all of us who depend on honest online reviews from people who actually have the product in hand and have used it.

 

I put a little of the blame on Upwork for not acting on the many job postings I see for this kind of thing. But freelancers should know better.


kochubei_valeria
Community Manager
Community Manager

Albina,

 

Please, refer to Upwork Terms of Use here and make sure to review ToS of sites you use for services you offer. Freelancers aren't allowed to offer services that violate Upwork ToS or Terms of Service of other sites.

~ Valeria
Upwork

What if I call them product descriptions?


@Albina A wrote:

What if I call them product descriptions?


 You are seriously asking Upwork how do hide the fact that you do dishonest work which violates the terms of service?

How about not doing dishonest work that cons people?

 

Where do you live, I'm shocked. Haven't you ever heard of ecommerce store? Oooh here is a similar job you call illegal. 

 

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@Albina A wrote:

Where do you live, I'm shocked. Haven't you ever heard of ecommerce store? Oooh here is a similar job you call illegal. 

 

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 No, those are actual product descriptions, clearly originating from the seller of the merchandise and not purporting to be any kind of independent assessment.

 

You weren't asking about product descriptions. You were asking whether it would make a difference if you falsely started referring to your product reviews as descriptions.

I've got an idea. I will start taking money from my employer's accounts, using tricky accounting methods and hiding my tracks. But if anyone questions this, I will explain that it is not "embezzlement." I am calling this process "differential diversion of assets." I might also squeeze the word "equitable" in there somewhere, which will be justified because I am sure that my asset diversion would/will create greater equity between my own financial assets and those of the employer (post-diversion) than existed prior to my embezzlement benign [and legal-sounding] process.


@Janean L wrote:

I've got an idea. I will start taking money from my employer's accounts, using tricky accounting methods and hiding my tracks. But if anyone questions this, I will explain that it is not "embezzlement." I am calling this process "differential diversion of assets." I might also squeeze the word "equitable" in there somewhere, which will be justified because I am sure that my asset diversion would/will create greater equity between my own financial assets and those of the employer (post-diversion) than existed prior to my embezzlement benign [and legal-sounding] process.


Congratulations! You just passed the investment banking entrance exam!

 

You start on Monday.

Hi Albina,

Please refer to the ToS link provided by Valeria and all advise from the Community gurus here in the Community.

~ Jo-An

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tlbp
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I think those responding to this post believe you are writing actual product reviews similar to those that are added by purchasers of a product--the type that contain star ratings and relay a user's experience. Ecommerce and other sites also feature product surveys, referred to as reviews, which highlight the features of various products and compare them. These are not based on personal experience and don't claim to be. They are a survey-style article that notes the distinguishing characteristics of each product and sometimes mention users' feedback. 

 

Whether to mention the price or not is a decision each client determines for their website. So there is no "one way" to do it. 

 

OP, if you are doing product write-ups for a website, it is best not to call them reviews in the Upwork Community Forum. (As you have probably learned by now.)

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