For those items with many reviews-----How do you set YOUR review apart from the rest and make it unique?

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For those items with many reviews-----How do you set YOUR review apart from the rest and make it unique?

js250 js250
While sitting up half the night last night with a painful, wrenched back I decided to read a few of the reviews on some of the more popular items. Talk about overwhelming!! While I realize there are toys that are highly desirable and undisputably popular- I also realize that if purchased as a buy out or if purchased, everyone has an experience to share.

There were only a few reviews that stood out from the rest. I am not saying the rest were bad reviews, on the contrary, most were very excellent and informative, but they were also repetitive after awhile and all carried the same basic information and raves.

What do you do to set your review apart and make it fresh and readable? How do you grab the attention of the readers so they read your review? What do you do differently for over-reviewed products?
06/18/2012
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Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
While sitting up half the night last night with a painful, wrenched back I decided to read a few of the reviews on some of the more popular items. Talk about overwhelming!! While I realize there are toys that are highly desirable and undisputably ...
If there are already a lot of reviews for an item and my experience is not unique, I will usually elect not to review it. But if I do decide I want to review something that already has lots of reviews, I don't do anything differently. Some people will click through randomly, but some people will click through because they are familiar with my reviews and like (or possibly dislike) the way I write. Why change what isn't broke?
06/18/2012
nanamondoute nanamondoute
I'm the same with Petite Valentine. I don't really care about how other people write their reviews. I have a format to write mine, so people who like my reviews will most likely read mine. Furthermore, I usually do lingerie reviews, where I provide pics. Pics are usually appreciated, regardless of how many have been taken.
06/18/2012
GONE! GONE!
I try to take photos from angles other people haven't, for one.
06/18/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
I don't try to make it unique, or read the other reviews on it usually because I don't want to accidentally base my review on the other ones subconsciously. I just write them honestly and what comes out, comes out.
06/18/2012
SexyStuff SexyStuff
Personal experience is huge. I try to be candid about my feelings and use of the item.
That being said, even if there are a 100 other reviews all listing the ingredients or measurements or what have you, still include that info in your review or you will be poorly rated.
06/18/2012
Lady of the Lab Lady of the Lab
I read the other reviews, with my threshold being 13 at the moment x) Yes, there is the danger of subconsciously repeating the same themes, but I am growing in confidence that my writing style cannot be so easily swayed... and I can address any issues that other reviewers had with the product & compare it with my experience.

Another thing as someone mentioned is a different style of pic, or even just a pic. Possibly a video (I might be doing that) might help.

Something that I appreciate is being candid as SexyStuff mentions because that will cut across to some degree.
06/28/2012
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
Pokemon references. Humour. Sci-fi references. In fact I don't care if people don't read it. I just feel like I should give my input anyways. And I include everything I would have included if the toy had no review.
07/02/2012
Mamastoys Mamastoys
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
While sitting up half the night last night with a painful, wrenched back I decided to read a few of the reviews on some of the more popular items. Talk about overwhelming!! While I realize there are toys that are highly desirable and undisputably ...
I can't say that I do anything different either. I have my own style of writing and I follow that. Hopefully someone will click on it and read it and it will be helpful. If not, there isn't anything I know that I can change. I think everyone has their own writing style and hopefully will have their own good and bad say about the item regardless of how many others have written reviews!
07/02/2012
Cora Jane Cora Jane
I think since all the important points are already listed on the main page - in addition to be repeated in every single review - I don't bother writing about every single aspect anymore. I do get some low ratings ("but you didn't mention not to use silicone lube with silicone toys!"), but I do think this allows my reviews to be different. Personally, I don't find it useful to continuously repeat information that's already easily accessible and that's not what I look for either when I'm reading reviews from other members.

I'm still working on improving my reviews, but I'm finding it so much easier to write and give my opinion on a toy when I can focus solely on my experiences and elaborating on issues that are unclear, without having to worry about whether or not I listed the exact measurements or reminded people not to store their silicone toys with other silicone toys.

Eventually I hope I'll come up with the right formula to be useful and unique at the same time.
07/12/2012
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