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[MUST] How To Review Services In BHW - Templates Inside

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by TheMatrix, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. TheMatrix

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    I see so many people asking for review copies, saying they'll post an "honest reviews", and all they do is make a 1-liner along these words "great service, good communication, I recommend it".

    Please people. Keep such short 'reviews' for iTrader. When it comes to reviewing a service, it takes a lot more than that. So, I have decided to setup a little guide to help people understand how to give an honest, and worthy review.

    Please note that this is NOT an official BHW guide, just a template.

    1. Make your review post stand out

    People are in a hurry. They just scroll through the pages of threads, to see what's in it. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary to make your review post stand out. Use a bigger font size, a different color, and write "Review" on top of the post. See an example:

    2. Start with the details given to OP

    Yes, people need to know what the OP is expecting when they buy his service. Though service providers do provide details of required info, yet, sometimes there are inconsistencies and/or exceptions.

    3. Your expectations

    Tell people what you were expecting from the service. Some things to point here can be the number of backlinks claimed by seller, or the PR claims made. For SEO services, post details about your keyword, URL, and current rankings etc. Also, tell if there are any other SEO campaigns going on for the KW or URL.

    4. Delivery Time

    Did the seller provide the service within the mentioned time frame? If not, what were the reasons for delay? Did the seller contact you about the delay, or you did? Let it all out!

    5. Reports sent

    Were you sent the report of the service? If yes, give a detailed analysis of the report. It is expected of a reviewer to verify each and every claim made by the seller.

    If the seller claims that he will be building links for you from PR3+ sites, then go ahead, feed those in SB, run a PR check, and post the results here. Do the same for IP diversity etc.

    Make this part absolute transparent.

    6. Communication

    How well was communication with the seller? Was he/she rude to you? Was he not able to help you out? Was he ignoring you? Did you do something to irritate him?

    7. Give a score

    Now, in conclusion of the review, give scores for each aspect of the service. Here is a recommended template.

    Speed:
    Communication:
    Price:
    Quality:
    Overall Review:

    Give a score of 1 to 5 and optionally, write 2 to 3 sentence for each.

    8. Follow up

    Now obviously, SEO services don't usually show instant results. We need to wait. In such cases, it becomes your responsibility, as a reviewer, to follow up with your ranking updates.

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    Believe me people, these kind of review, will really help sort some major issues with services here on BHW. It will help eradicate some of the BS posts from the BST section, and make it a better place to trade!

    Peace Out!
     
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  2. boom1

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    if I ever got review copies i would use the above, well done
     
  3. Leith

    Leith Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Copied this template from somewhere?
     
  4. TheMatrix

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    Just the "Give a Score" part... Nothing else.. I swear.. :)
     
  5. Leith

    Leith Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Haha, no worries, just kidding bro. Thanks for the template :)
     
  6. mohitjmehta

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    is this from gay forum ? i saw same post at wicked that forum is pure crap,though nice try but IMO needs editing
     
  7. Seo Lover

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    Mods IMHO Sticky this please in BST :D
     
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  8. TheMatrix

    TheMatrix BANNED BANNED

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    No. Didn't get this from any other forum. Just got the "Score" points from some other place. Just those 5 words. Nothing else. Everything else if unique, and relevant!

    Thanks. I just hope as many buyers and seller read this as possible.
     
  9. nanavlad

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    Great post

    Members here expect to get review copies,

    But the seller deserves and expects an honest review of his service not just a 2 line gratuity.

    The purpose of a review copy is not to just get a freebie, but to also let other members know, how and what works with the service
    Thanks and rep given
     
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  10. TheMatrix

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    To the top for world to see!