Archive for September, 2006
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Hello group, my names biggurlsblog and I’m a net whore.
There i’ve said it and I’m not in the least ashamed either lol. I just love clicking into sites and exploring them and seeing where the plethora of links take me. It basically increases my knowledge of how the little world I frequent works and leads me to some truly interesting new places.
One of these is review sites. Nothing new I assure you but, when you look into them you start to realise a few things. For one, everything has its place and done properly theres nothing wrong with the average review site. Look into it a little more and certain things strike me as slightly odd, cetainly in the plus sized niche.
The first one is “how do these review sites make their money to offset all the time spent reviewing and writing up conclusions”. Well, simple, advertising and affiliate programs. Affiliate programs work by “you” reading the review and clicking on the site link if it takes your fancy. From there, you might join….the affiliate code then records the sale and the review site gets paid half the join money. I find it slightly odd then, that the sites with the bigger splits in the review sites favour, seem to get better reviews and end up further up their “best sites” list….even when i personally know that better sites with more content and better girls are below…..curious huh. Well, not really and not that you the surfer would know.
A few sites spring to mind but, lets not name names, ill just say that when a site with girls no bigger than 180lbs is found at the top of many review listings you have to start wondering how big a split those review sites are receiving. Because those girls can in no way be described as BBW’s - im assuming the real FA’s realise this anyway though, no fooling those who know the real deal lol.
Most review sites use people to review all different types of sites, many of them even confess to not likely plus sized girls (i dont really care about the other niches because I’m sure that just as i dont like aspects of every single type of porn out there, many reviewers dont like having to write about them either).
Anyway, why oh why does this happen, i really dont see the point, just get someone to do it who at least has an appreciation or dont bother, unless its just to get the affiliate splits lol. When this is the case, the review is clearly going to be done by someone who has little appreciation of the content and lacks any real interest. I mean, i wouldnt be that stoked about reviewing a site about enema’s. If it landed on my desk one morning id just do it real quick and get it over with. And lets be honest, if i dont “get it” and dont see what enema loving fans clearly do, how much weight does my review carry. Certainly not much to the enema loving crowd, especially when I write a review to favor a crappy site with a good affiliate split and they feel robbed after joining.
Most review sites allow you to leave a comment and score on each site review. Comments are a fun way to get the average current members, or ex members validation and should help you to decide whether your hard earned money might be spent well. More often than not though, envious and bitchy webmodels leave unfavorable comments and low scores just to undermine the strength of the models site….jeeeeez, get a life, spend the time on your own site or maybe its a lost cause and this seems more productive to you.
Now this is all over the place and might have something to do with the affilate split mentioned earlier.
As an example, i saw a review the other day where a site with 2000 pictures got a score of 8 for “content amount” and a site with 17000 pictures got a score of 8…..um, can i hear anyone else saying “score fudging”. Do they really think we wont notice this. If you want to bump the score up of a site that offers a better affiliate split but doesnt have the means to back it up, please, please , please dont make it so obvious. This generally extends all the way down the review criteria until “Site A” which is really a pile of crap, is better than site B….kinda crappy huh?
Last but not least - “common sense and taking things into account”. This is especially when reviewing amateur webgirls sites. Now, i know many amateur plus sized models and most start out with consumer level equipment and improve at their craft over time, equipment incuded. So why do these review sites insist on reviewing them like they have the budget of the big corporate sites that they’ve also reviewed.
So many times i see “videos could be better, a bit amateurish, certainly not as good as **insert whatever corporate site here**”. Well, I’m sure they could be better if the amateur girls owned their own servers and could spend $8,000 on a video camera in addition to not worrying about massive bandwidth.
The other is photo quality…remarks like “earlier pictures seem grainer and are lower quality” - well sure, it was 2001 when those were taken and 3 meg camera’s were about as big as you could get and they still cost $500 back then LOL. It all gets forgotton and by the reviewer, a travesty really.
Sorry guys, its turned into a bit of a rant lol, i guess i just want to make sure your eyes are open to how these things work, if you didnt know already that is. In fairness im standing up for the girls here, i think some of them get a much harder time at these sites than they should.
Me, I dont place my sites up for review at these places. So its not as if anything I own and run has ever had a biased review that I’m pissed about and feel a need to rant. But. If I’m going to in the future, it wont be at one which pumps up “site A” because they pay a bigger affiliate split, it will be at one thats a little more honest.
adious for now