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. ========= 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!