Sorry if the title is a little confusing; this is a review of a new advertising service available online called ReviewMe. As a note, I am being paid to write up this review, but I can assure you, in my years of reviewing products, services, and software, I’m always up-front and comprehensive with my assessments.
The above image shows the account settings area for bloggers. If you’ve accepted a review, it will keep you informed of that, as well as give you a 48 hour time-limit once you’ve accepted to post the review and submit the URL to the review to them. Then you get paid your Payout price. Ratings of your blog for advertisers to see is comprised of multiple sources of information; your Alexa rank, Technorati details, and subscribers to your RSS feed. This ranking system is updated monthly, so your payout price can rise or fall, depending on the factors outlined above.
Advertisers can browse for blogs by categories. Bloggers set their categories by tags, up to 6 for each blog. Then the advertiser can order based on that category they like.
All in all, ReviewMe is a great idea, for it provides a human-driven feedback system that allows visitors to make informed decisions based on the review whether a website or service is worth their time, and in some cases, money. It allows the little guys to get seen, while providing bloggers an opportunity to write what they feel, and get a little grocery money on the side.
For me personally, I’ve always been leery about using ads, most are too distracting to the visitors, and in most cases, never net me any funds anyway. With ReviewMe, I get to put to use my review writing skills without worrying about obtrusive, meaningless ads.