Whenever I’m about to spend money or time on something, I usually like to scour the Internet for some unbiased reviews so that I can get an idea of what I’m in for. It can be nice to be surprised by something in a good way, but since that doesn’t always happen, you’re probably better off if you take the time to do some research. One of the things that I don’t like about most review sites is that they require users to post reviews straight to their services, and this really prevents you from knowing how credible a person is. Anonymity can be abused, and that’s not news to anyone. The approach that LouderVoice takes is different and refreshing.

Instead of having to hand your reviews over to LouderVoice for publication, you can actually take advantage of their functionality that enables you to post the reviews on your own blog in a certain way, and in turn, they’ll track them. In this way, researchers are getting recommendations from the blogosphere instead of a service. The content that people post on their blogs is very important to them, and this approach helps to weed out the false reviews. The community can then use LouderVoice to search through these collected reviews and rate them.

[tags]LouderVoice, Reviews, Money, Research, Anonymity, Blog, Blogosphere, Recommendations, Rate[/tags]