Does adding videos to a published review improve ranking?

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Does adding videos to a published review improve ranking?

Tuesday Tuesday
I don't see anything in the contributor ranking breakdown page about videos. Is there a plan to incorporate that into the ranking score? And does adding a video to a published review improve one's ranking?

Just curious.
04/25/2010
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Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by Tuesday
I don't see anything in the contributor ranking breakdown page about videos. Is there a plan to incorporate that into the ranking score? And does adding a video to a published review improve one's ranking?

Just curious.
Nope, videos do not effect the rank at all. It would be unfair to those unable to do videos if they did. As of right now, rank is based on basically fair measurements; things anyone can do. Adding videos would skew it too much in favor of the few of thousands who are able to add video.

Your rank can be boosted, however, by folks seeing the video on the reviews page and voting or commenting on it when they may not have the first time around.

Other than that, the only benefit to the contributor for adding a video review is the gift card payment.
04/25/2010
Tuesday Tuesday
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Nope, videos do not effect the rank at all. It would be unfair to those unable to do videos if they did. As of right now, rank is based on basically fair measurements; things anyone can do. Adding videos would skew it too much in favor of the few ...
Reward enough! Thanks.
04/25/2010
Luscious Lily Luscious Lily
Thanks, that's good to know. I'm among those who can't do videos, so I'd been wondering about this, too.
04/25/2010
NuMe NuMe
I can't do videos either. But if you think about it, once a toy has a video then no one else can do that one anyway. So I'm glad to hear that the videos themselves don't affect rank.
04/25/2010
PassionQT PassionQT
I wish! I'm just glad we have the option to make videos and show people what the toy looks like.
07/12/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by PassionQT
I wish! I'm just glad we have the option to make videos and show people what the toy looks like.
In essence it does help improve the ranking because it makes the review more useful sometimes, but just the act of adding one does nothing.
07/12/2010
sexyhellokitty sexyhellokitty
I was curious about this. I am glad someone asked.
08/04/2010
nolongerhere nolongerhere
If you aren't in the review program, but submit reviews for products you have already reviewed, do you still get gift cards?
10/07/2010
nolongerhere nolongerhere
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Originally posted by nolongerhere
If you aren't in the review program, but submit reviews for products you have already reviewed, do you still get gift cards?
Sorry, in the video review program, with rank greater than 6.5
10/07/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by nolongerhere
Sorry, in the video review program, with rank greater than 6.5
I'm confused by your question. You need to talk to Carrie Ann before you do a video review of any type. You have to be accepted into the video review program and will not get giftcards otherwise. You cannot upload a video without talking to her anyways.

But what do you mean by already reviewed? Like add video to old text reviews? If you are in the program, yes you can do this and get giftcards.

I hope that helped somewhat!
10/07/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
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Originally posted by nolongerhere
Sorry, in the video review program, with rank greater than 6.5
I thought we could get into video review program with a rank of 6? Ugh I have been working so hard for that! I hope it isnt 6.5. It will take me another year to get there -_-
10/07/2010
Owl Identified Owl Identified
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Nope, videos do not effect the rank at all. It would be unfair to those unable to do videos if they did. As of right now, rank is based on basically fair measurements; things anyone can do. Adding videos would skew it too much in favor of the few ...
I actually really like this policy. I never saw this thread (or comment) but I'm really glad that EF doesn't favor anyone based on their financial ability to access technology and such. Big thumbs up
10/08/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Owl Identified
I actually really like this policy. I never saw this thread (or comment) but I'm really glad that EF doesn't favor anyone based on their financial ability to access technology and such. Big thumbs up
Exactly. Damn I said something really good in a similar thread but can't find it at the moment.

We can't expect everyone to do it, so that's why they are required to have text also. I base my vote off the text and then if the video is awesome, I add usefulness but not usually. I never down someone for not having one. That wouldn't be fair. I don't think that the video program has impacted my score at all.
10/08/2010
nolongerhere nolongerhere
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
I'm confused by your question. You need to talk to Carrie Ann before you do a video review of any type. You have to be accepted into the video review program and will not get giftcards otherwise. You cannot upload a video without talking to her ...
I did talk to Carrie Ann before I started, you need to get an intro video from her. You can upload 1 video per product. If you are in the "Video Review," Program you get an additional product to review every month. People who don't meet that rank can still upload videos if approved, but I am just unclear if they get giftcards..I
10/08/2010
nolongerhere nolongerhere
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Originally posted by cherryredhead88
I thought we could get into video review program with a rank of 6? Ugh I have been working so hard for that! I hope it isnt 6.5. It will take me another year to get there -_-
Yeah, I asked Carrie Ann, 6.5 I've still got a long ways to go!
10/08/2010
nolongerhere nolongerhere
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
I'm confused by your question. You need to talk to Carrie Ann before you do a video review of any type. You have to be accepted into the video review program and will not get giftcards otherwise. You cannot upload a video without talking to her ...
The second part of your post really helped! Thanks!
10/08/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by nolongerhere
I did talk to Carrie Ann before I started, you need to get an intro video from her. You can upload 1 video per product. If you are in the "Video Review," Program you get an additional product to review every month. People who don't ...
Ahh I see. Gotcha now!
10/08/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by nolongerhere
Yeah, I asked Carrie Ann, 6.5 I've still got a long ways to go!
You'll get there!
10/08/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by nolongerhere
Yeah, I asked Carrie Ann, 6.5 I've still got a long ways to go!
I am confused now, on this thread from Carrie Ann it says 6.0.
10/08/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
I'm confused by your question. You need to talk to Carrie Ann before you do a video review of any type. You have to be accepted into the video review program and will not get giftcards otherwise. You cannot upload a video without talking to her ...
Uh. This is mostly all wrong.

Guidelines are here : link
10/08/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by nolongerhere
I did talk to Carrie Ann before I started, you need to get an intro video from her. You can upload 1 video per product. If you are in the "Video Review," Program you get an additional product to review every month. People who don't ...
From The Guidelines

"Each type of video review is rewarded with a gift card if all requirements are met; Video Review Program videos receive a gift card based upon the price of the product while regular video reviews added to already written text reviews receive a straight $25 gift card."
10/08/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
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Originally posted by nolongerhere
Yeah, I asked Carrie Ann, 6.5 I've still got a long ways to go!
If I somewhere typed 6.5 , it was a typo. It is 6.0.
10/08/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
I am confused now, on this thread from Carrie Ann it says 6.0.
It is. And a gold star to you for reading the guidelines!
10/08/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
It is. And a gold star to you for reading the guidelines!
Ah, never got a gold star.
oh and just ignore my email.
10/08/2010
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