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Does The Sweet Home really have "testers" test products for their reviews? Or is it lies?

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  1. freckletone

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    They really had 50 women test out a $10 lotion? And used a "corneometer"? Is it real?? It seems like so much bullshit

    I think they just made it up to add content... such as researched HOW lotions are tested and which qualities are tested and then just write some long ass well written piece how 50 women tested it etc...

    i've seen pics of them with products supposedly "testing" them but i dont think they had 50 women try on these lotions... what do you think????



    How we tested

    When it came time to test these lotions, we opted not to use a corneometer, a probe that measures moisture on the skin, as Consumer Reports used in its testing. While corneometers can provide some useful cues on lotion efficacy, our consulting chemist Matthew Sander advised us that there are often too many variables present to make reliable conclusions from the data.
    We assembled a panel of 50 women to weigh in on highly subjective criteria associated with the feel and smell of the lotions.



    Instead, we focused on people's experience during and after lotion application. We assembled a panel of 50 women to weigh in on highly subjective criteria associated with the feel and smell of the lotions. In the fall of 2013, we re-packaged the eight lotions into unmarked bottles, identifying them only with numbers one through eight, and gave them to testers, along with a survey that contained questions like, "Do you like the texture?" "Do you like the scent?" and "How long did product take a long time to rub into the skin?" to be answered on a 1-5 scale.

    Before applying any of the lotions, we asked testers to refrain from using any lotion the previous day, since we wanted to be sure that moisturization results noticed were from the formulas they were trying, not from residual effects of their own body lotions. Testers were asked to apply two lotions to their bodies (one to the leg and arm of one side, the other to the limbs on the opposite side) at least once a day for two days.

    When first dispensing lotion into the hands, testers were asked to rate each formula for scent, consistency, thickness, texture, and greasiness. Next, they were asked to rate the lotion in many of the same categories during application. Then, 15-60 minutes after applying the lotion, testers were asked to rank each for how quickly it absorbed, how smooth it made their skin, how moisturized the skin felt, how greasy or oily the hands felt, whether they would prefer that the lotion absorb faster or slower, and what overall effects the product had on the skin.

    http://thesweethome.com/reviews/body-lotions-to-get/
     
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  2. freckletone

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    Just LOL at this

    Alongside survey information, we conducted our own lab testing, measuring the viscosity, or thickness, of each of our eight lotions. We wanted to see how measured texture would correlate with our survey testers' opinions of the consistency of each lotion.

    After lab tests and surveys were complete, we compared people's reported preferences with the viscosity measurements. We found that most users preferred lotions in the middle to high end of the thickness range. We also found that a subset of testers preferred relatively thin lotions. Our recommendations reflect those preferences.
     
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    It's like they are trolling us...

    for their "aluminum foil review"

    "I made veggie-filled foil packets from one sheet of each foil and cooked them in the hot coals of a barbecue to see whether the foils could handle repeated flipping with metal tongs."
     
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    yea its my site. My name is Brian Lam

    The owner owns The Wire Cutter and used to be an editor for Gizmodo. He has also has an article in the NYT where its mentioned he makes $50k a month a few years ago with just Wirecutter before he even started The Sweet Home. You think I'm him promoting the site on BHW? http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/17/business/media/buffeted-by-the-web-but-now-riding-it.html

    "Mr. Lam's revenue is low, about $50,000 a month, but it's doubling every quarter, enough to pay his freelancers, invest in the site and keep him in surfboards. And now he actually has time to ride them. In that sense, Mr. Lam is living out that initial dream of the Web: working from home, working with friends, making something that saves others time and money."

    He makes over 100k a month now with The Sweet Home and Wirecutter combined....

    The man is so famous he is on Wikipedia for Christ sakes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Lam

    why the fuck would i not post about one of the wealthiest men in IM that dominates the SERP's?

    He is one of Amazons biggest affiliates no doubt

    Us fuckers on BHW have to make a SITE to compete with him... his homepage has 1.4k backlinks.

    Its one of the biggest fucken authority sites online. And you think its me spamming my site?

    Just lol at you not knowing who the fuck The Sweet Home is


    If you knew anything about Amazon marketing you would know this site is a legend.

    I will start threads and make topics about WHOMEVER I LIKE.

    YOU DONT LIKE IT TOO BAD
     
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    Your the one who is a dumbass for not knowing about the site...

    Do you not have nothing better to do than read my previous posts?

    MORON.

    I will post as many threads about that site as I like. What are you? The board nazi? I will post WHATEVER I LIKE

    You have the AUDACITY to accuse me of spamming? Get a life. IDIOT
     
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    I AM NOT WHINING. I AM ASKING IF HE IS LYING ABOUT HAVING TESTERS WHICH IS A BLACKHAT METHOD...

    Lying or embellishing truth is on the blackhat side. Therefore my question fits PERFECTLY WELL in this forum.
     
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    Yeah, start another thread Mate. lol
    Seems you just want to vent. Start as many threads as you want but at least post in the correct section.
    What the fuck has this thread go to do with blackhat SEO? Moron!
     
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    Lying about having 50 women test lotions in his reviews is very blackhat. It's not an honest review for one.

    Its deceitful. Its deceptive. Its embellishment. Its a blatant lie. Giving false information to simply add content.

    And don't call me "MATE". I am not your mate.
     
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    Yeah, so the true purpose of all your threads is trying to damage that guys business. LMAO
    Don't worry mate your 10 page Amazon WP site might get there one day.
     
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    This is one of the Sweet Home comments....this guy must be from BHW
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    My purpose is as stated; to find out if others believe he is saying the truth or not about conducting testing. It's a question for the sake of curiosity. I truly want to know if it's real or bullshit. I am genuinely curious.
     
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    So start a Poll and see who else gives a fuck. lol
     
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    Am i the only one who is wondering what this shit has to do with blackhat SEO?
     
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  17. freckletone

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    Do you think I would ever promote ANY of my sites on this forum? Just LOL. Who would want to promote their site on a forum of Blackhatters ? just LOL

    Do you think I'm an idiot? It's almost insulting. Good luck with your $1 articles; you'll need it.
     
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    Well as a matter of fact ...
     
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    I don't know why but I can't stop laughing. That comment lmao.
     
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    you're here since 2009 and you still haven't figured out what blackhat SEO is, really?
     
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