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Why do all reviewers want $$$?

10-10-2011, 08:42 PM
#1
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 185
Why do all reviewers want $$$?

Seems like all the review sites want $$$.
I have a non-game App coming out and after applying on many sites, I get Email requesting $$$ for a review.
Anyone know "Honest" websites that will review a non-game App without charging?
Thanks.
10-10-2011, 08:54 PM
#2
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Have you tried iFans and ModMyi? not sure if they charge or not.

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10-10-2011, 08:54 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Philippines
Posts: 3,082
Quote:
Originally Posted by My Love Life View Post
Seems like all the review sites want $$$.
I have a non-game App coming out and after applying on many sites, I get Email requesting $$$ for a review.
Anyone know "Honest" websites that will review a non-game App without charging?
Thanks.
Wow! Really? I guess only a few sites makes a review for free.

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10-10-2011, 09:01 PM
#4
As far as I know, any legit game review site (ie TouchArcade or 148Apps) will NEVER charge you for a review. Instead, they make their money off of advertising and the community

Just a friendly reminder

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10-10-2011, 11:13 PM
#5
Obviously Touch Arcade, but if you are doing a non-game perhaps one of these will help you out:

http://www.gotoats.org/whatis.php

Group of websites that take an oath never to be "bought"
10-11-2011, 02:02 AM
#6
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: US
Posts: 19
Non-game? 148apps, Appadvice and GameZebo are great sites who don't charge for review for my part.
10-11-2011, 02:05 AM
#7
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: US
Posts: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkyMuffin View Post
Have you tried iFans and ModMyi? not sure if they charge or not.
I haven't tried ModMyi. But I know iFans don't charge.
10-11-2011, 04:47 AM
#8
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 286
Quote:
Originally Posted by My Love Life View Post
Seems like all the review sites want $$$.
I have a non-game App coming out and after applying on many sites, I get Email requesting $$$ for a review.
Anyone know "Honest" websites that will review a non-game App without charging?
Thanks.
I'd be steering clear of sites that are charging you for reviews, whats their site ranking with Google?
10-11-2011, 08:01 AM
#9
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 4,355
I know for a fact that there are review sites that aren't after money.... All some want are the game/apps and to help the developers out.

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10-11-2011, 08:59 AM
#10
I am a contributing writer for another site and one of the first things mentioned when I was being "interviewed" for the site was that this was a non-paying job.

I was obviously fine with it because my day job limits me from writing at a pace that would justify payment in return. But, mirroring Trig's comments, I too, am intrigued by certain apps and games and seek out a review. I have an obligation to provide an honest review to both the developer (on what is outstanding and what can be improved) and the public who would possibly be wondering if the software would be a good fit for them.


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Last edited by ColeDaddy; 10-11-2011 at 10:16 AM. Reason: Responded to NEG's timely heads up