I’ve just learned about ReviewMe (http://www.reviewme.com). Friend just wrote post on his blog (here). I’ve decided to follow his way and check this interesting approach. ReviewMe is trying to make meeting point between blogers and advertisers. As far as I know, there is nothing similar in community yet. This will help people to find interesting stuff, software, news, products, services and whatever else in more meaningful way. During registration process, I had to choose category, but couldn’t find Security. So, my suggestion to authors is to add that category. I will carefully follow ReviewMe and hope it will achieve its goals. This is really interesting:
Problem: People ignore ads. In much the same way that banner blindness set in, many publishers have noticed their contextual ad click through rates and earnings drop over time.
Our solution: Because our reviews are not formatted to look like ads, publishers are able to deliver more attention and value than through advertising via any other marketing channel.
I totally agree with this. Majority of people don’t click any ads. Much more: banners and adds are so borring. Also, it will be very interesting to follow this site and quality of reviews on it. Will blogers be honest and frank or will they write positive reviews in order to earn money? Hopefully, majority will be honest and object. But we will see soon.
My particular area of interest is security and I’m going to set some kind of alerts or whatever on related keywords.
Also, site states:
You must disclose that the post is a paid post in some way. Here are some ideas: “Sponsored Post:”, “The following is a paid review:” “Advertisement:”
So, I might be paid for this (funny, isn’t it :)). If that happen, it will be first time in my blogging history. Unbelievable. 🙂 I have to say that payment is not so important; it is more important will this idea really work. My bet is: Yes, it will.
Good luck to ReviewMe!
Update: ReviewMe reviewed my post and I got e-mail which says: “Your review of ReviewMe posted on Dragan’s Blog on Security has been approved!“. It seems possible to earn $20 by blogging. 🙂