Videos vs. Pictures in Reviews?

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Videos vs. Pictures in Reviews?

PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Which do you find more helpful when reading Reviews: the use of pictures or videos?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Pictures
Short Cake , - Kira - , Ms. N , LovesAPoet , Llahsram , toxie m , CuddleWhore , mpfm , married with children , sweetpea12 , myplasticheart , skeeterlynn , kims89 , Rey , Rin Rin , purpledesert , Allison.Wilder , travelnurse , SecretKinksters
19
Videos
Carrie Ann , Sammi , RatchetS , Research , Allison.Wilder , XxFallenAngelxX , Vanille
7
Both
Badass , xOhxSoxScandalousx , Kitka , BG529 , Arch600 , DeliciousSurprise , nanamondoute , ToyTimeTim , ghent529 , Beck , asphyxia , chuckthompson453 , Dixiemomma , M.O.'s Girl , ejrbrndps , puppylove , sunkissedJess , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Loriandhubby , Woman China , Nora29714 , EdenUser , wetone123 , dhig , OhMy! , indiglo , Bullfroggy and Rose , lexical , Rossie , xMila , J5ive , BlooJay , sweetpea12 , Bex1331 , Gracie , Undecided , PassionateLover2 , skeeterlynn , AliMc , Rin Rin , Missy27 , Strider , TJtheMadHatter , Allison.Wilder , melissa1973 , ChubbyNerd , XxFallenAngelxX , aluminummm , travelnurse , bodyelectric
50
Other
Allison.Wilder
1
Total votes: 77 (69 voters)
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05/31/2012
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Badass Badass
I like to see either, it doesn't effect how i rank the review, a good review is a good review regardless of if they post pics or a video, but I personally like to see the product next to other things or in someones hand.. to get a realistic sizing of it in my head.
05/31/2012
xOhxSoxScandalousx xOhxSoxScandalousx
I find both to be super helpful!
05/31/2012
Kitka Kitka
Both are helpful but neither are required if the review is well written
05/31/2012
Arch600 Arch600
Either works for me. I've learned features of items from pics and videos that I simply would've missed otherwise.
05/31/2012
nanamondoute nanamondoute
Anything visual is usually really helpful. But for both, especially in lingerie, I think it's important to see how it looks on rather than just taking pictures/videos of the lingerie lying down as it is -- that usually doesn't show much unless you are focusing on talking about the material.
05/31/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
I like to see either, it doesn't effect how i rank the review, a good review is a good review regardless of if they post pics or a video, but I personally like to see the product next to other things or in someones hand.. to get a realistic ...
My thoughts too!
05/31/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
Pictures for me. I never get to watch the videos because when I have the time my son is usually around and wants to watch too. Since that would be bad, I just don't watch them. Pictures are quiet and don't attract his attention.
05/31/2012
Ms. N Ms. N
Personally, I much prefer pictures. My internet is too slow to load the videos, and I am too impatient to wait on them. I hardly ever even try to run the videos.
05/31/2012
Beck Beck
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
I like to see either, it doesn't effect how i rank the review, a good review is a good review regardless of if they post pics or a video, but I personally like to see the product next to other things or in someones hand.. to get a realistic ...
Same for me too. I like a video review and pictures. Just depends. Sometimes I don't watch videos because my internet is surfing too much. I hate that.
05/31/2012
asphyxia asphyxia
I really like both. Videos are awesome because the reviewer's feelings about the product are easy to see. I also like *reading* reviews, too. I don't know if every video review has a companion text review, but I frequently go hunting to see if I can find one after watching a video. It would be awesome if EF could somehow link them, to make it easier to find. Pictures and videos are both great for showing comparisons with other products and objects. I always appreciate that.
05/31/2012
chuckthompson453 chuckthompson453
I like having both!
05/31/2012
Dixiemomma Dixiemomma
atleast pics so can see exactly how it actually looks when you get it ... videos are even better
05/31/2012
puppylove puppylove
I find both helpful, I really like pictures and videos are an added bonus.
05/31/2012
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
Quote:
Originally posted by Kitka
Both are helpful but neither are required if the review is well written
I agree with this answer
05/31/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I find them both helpful.
05/31/2012
toxie m toxie m
I don't generally watch videos, I'm too impatient. I want to get straight to the info without having to wait for the reviewer to slowly talk through it all. Pictures are instant. There have only been a few, more complicated, products that I watched videos to learn about, like The Eroscillator
05/31/2012
Loriandhubby Loriandhubby
I find each one very helpful. The pics show you the size ect. and the videos show how to use the piece.
05/31/2012
Woman China Woman China
It all depends.

A picture of a product on it's own really doesn't help me all that much, nor does countless pictures of a products packaging. An advert video or a video of the product in use doesn't help me either.

This being said, videos talking about the toy, the pro's and con's, comparing various toys together, or providing some tricks in how to use the toy are the videos I enjoy watching. And the same thing goes for pictures. And because this is what I enjoy, I try to make my reviews in this manner.
05/31/2012
Nora29714 Nora29714
either or it really doesn't matter to me
05/31/2012
EdenUser EdenUser
Both is best.
05/31/2012
Bullfroggy and Rose Bullfroggy and Rose
they both help but video gives you more to judge product by
05/31/2012
CuddleWhore CuddleWhore
I like both.
06/01/2012
nanamondoute nanamondoute
Quote:
Originally posted by asphyxia
I really like both. Videos are awesome because the reviewer's feelings about the product are easy to see. I also like *reading* reviews, too. I don't know if every video review has a companion text review, but I frequently go hunting to see ...
I think many do -- at least if you want to get paid for making a video. You can see if there are related pages links under the video. Perhaps the uploader linked the video with the text review. In any case, text reviews with videos are linked together on this site. EF does link the video with the product though.
06/01/2012
J5ive J5ive
both
06/01/2012
asphyxia asphyxia
Quote:
Originally posted by nanamondoute
I think many do -- at least if you want to get paid for making a video. You can see if there are related pages links under the video. Perhaps the uploader linked the video with the text review. In any case, text reviews with videos are linked ...
Thanks! I didn't know people got paid for their videos! That's cool! I'll have to look more closely to find the companion text reviews. I haven't had a lot of luck, I would guess maybe a 65% rate of success finding them.

OMG your dog is beautiful!! Is it a Golden? We just adopted the most adorable Golden puppy.
06/01/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
Both are helpful.
06/01/2012
married with children married with children
pictures, but only if they help so the true size of a product or the fit on a piece of lingerie.
06/03/2012
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2
Which do you find more helpful when reading Reviews: the use of pictures or videos?
I love a review with both
06/06/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
I really need to see pictures in a review but sometimes videos are helpful to see how a toy moves or how flexible it is.
06/06/2012
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