I just read a very interesting post in the Top Reviewers forum on Amazon. Have you been missing some reviews you wrote on Amazon? Have all of your reviews been deleted? Reviews deleted by Amazon? Here’s why by Maine Colonel
I completely agree with the good Colonel. Vendors are manipulating the system but so are the people out there who call themselves Reviewers but are only interested in freebies.
As a serious Reviewer though, the most interesting part was about bloggers. I had never thought of this before but I think it is something bloggers should be aware of. “Some people post reviews on Amazon and then link to the review on a blog. If someone clicks through to Amazon from the blog review and buys the product, the blogger has it set up so that they receive affiliate pay from Amazon. Reviews like this are also being removed by Amazon, because its terms for reviewers do not allow reviewers to receive any payment for a review other than a free copy of the product.”
What are your thoughts on this? Do your reviews link back to Amazon? Would love to have some feedback from the blogger community.