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    Links from product reviews


    I have researched this and there seems to be mixed opinions about it so i'm not sure if I Should be doing it or not.
    Is it ok to send a product to a blogger for free and in return get a review and a link from their site?
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    It's against Google's guidelines if you are accepting a link without a nofollow attribute as that as seen as a paid link. Google is even encouraging bloggers to nofollow and disclose that they were given the product for free to review.

    I would tread lightly, Google is probably looking for patterns that indicate whether bloggers are writing reviews in exchange for goods.

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    Originally Posted by Plnder325
    s it ok to send a product to a blogger for free and in return get a review and a link from their site?


    Technically speaking, this is a paid link.

    1. Is the site reputable
    2. Are the post from that site quality or spammy
    3. Are you going to tell google that you exchanged product for reviews ? Probably not !
    4. Ask yourself, how can someone give a review on a product without having the product to review. They can't really.
    5. If the product is usable by the blog owner, I don't think the blog owner is going to tell Google, Hey I gave this review in exchange for the product.

    Originally Posted by ryandiscord
    Originally Posted by ryandiscord
    It's against Google's guidelines if you are accepting a link without a nofollow attribute as that as seen as a paid link. Google is even encouraging bloggers to nofollow and disclose that they were given the product for free to review.

    I would tread lightly, Google is probably looking for patterns that indicate whether bloggers are writing reviews in exchange for goods.


    Ryan is telling you straight, I also agree with him on this ...

    Google is asking blog owners to do this, but if the blog owner is telling you this then research the blog make sure its not a site considered bad, then if the site research pans out, send them the product and get the link.

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    The bloggers need to mention that they are doing a product review and put a nofollow. It's not only Google's policy but also of FTC (the disclosure)
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