Your opinion is important to us. We care about what you think about our activity, and we care about your experience with any products or services you may have tried. In fact, we would be grateful if you shared your experience with our community members. By doing so, you would be helping us reveal the truth about the various products and services available online and through various shopping networks.
However, we consider it our duty to make sure that the reviews we publish are genuine and helpful. That is why we expect that you base your reviews on hands-on experience and provide as many details and useful observations as possible.
Your review should not be a personal vendetta against or an ode to a certain product, service, or merchant, but rather a clear reflection of your experience with it. Anyone reading it should be able to form a clear opinion of the strengths and weaknesses of the product or service under discussion. That is why, when writing your review, we need you to keep a few small but important things in mind.
What Products and Services Can You Review?
For a better image of the type of products or services we are interested in, check out the Reviews section of our website. As a general rule, we are interested in any products and services that are available mostly online.
These are the products our readers are interested in, as they are not available for testing and they can only be seen in photos and videos. If you’ve bought or used such a product or service, you can help others enjoy it too (if it was worth it) or avoid it (if it was a disappointment).
Together, we can diminish the risks surrounding many of the products and services available online. We can also teach producers and sellers that false advertising is not a viable long-term strategy. Perhaps, with time, they will invest in quality rather than in deceiving ads and commercials.
How to Write Good Reviews
The first step to writing good reviews is to have first-hand experience with the products or services covered. This is the best way to assess quality and help others build accurate expectations. Sure, you can assess whether a product is worth buying or not through in-depth research. However, that would take hours, maybe even days, and skills and resources you may not have access to.
We understand that you may come across interesting products or services and want to spread the word about them. Perhaps you have extensive experience in a particular field and you want to use it in order to help others.
However, we’ve seen many products incorporating great technology and having other flaws or having captivating presentations and failing to live up to them. We consider it our duty to double check the information we post on our website, to base our content on real facts and not on assumptions.
As a result, we only accept reviews based on actual experience and we discourage any materials relying on theory, assumptions, or rumors. We want facts, and we want them to be relevant for the products or services under discussion.
Your bad experience with a particular brand may be enough to convince you to avoid all products or services sold under the respective brand. However, we believe in giving each product and service a chance, so we do not encourage generalization.
We also believe that there are no all-good and all-bad products or services. All of them have their goods or bads, although the balance may tilt in different directions for different products or services. That is why, in your reviews, we expect you to include helpful, detailed information.
Don’t just warn readers not to order a product or service! Explain the reasons behind your recommendation, what you hated and what you did to fix it. Try to be objective and present potential strengths even when the weaknesses matter more to you. Similarly, don’t hesitate to expose flaws even in products that seem close to perfection.
Finally, don’t hesitate to describe your own situation: what you bought the product for, when and how you used it, the environment you used it in. Why are these details important? We are all humans, different, and subjective. What works for one may not work for others. Before giving a verdict, try to put yourself in other people’s shoes or at least help them get into yours.
For example, you may find a product too noisy and present it as such. However, for another person who owned an even noisier product, the one you describe could seem really silent. If you live in a huge home, where space isn’t an issue, you may not realize that the product you review is anything but compact and would be difficult to store in a small apartment.
We care about your opinion but we want arguments too, be they positive or negative. Before you present your conclusion, tell us and our readers how you came to it. If you’ve encountered a problem that you don’t know how to solve, expose it. Perhaps we or others have already found the solution to it.
It is not uncommon to see great products with their reputation ruined by poor customer service. Also, many buyers never take the time to read descriptions, assembly instructions, or website terms and conditions, and end up criticizing aspects they should have known about.
The opposite may happen as well. Mediocre products often receive stellar reviews because they were delivered with free gifts or benefited from excellent customer service. It is your right to be disappointed or thrilled about the products and services you spend money on.
However, when you influence the decisions of others, you have to maintain your objectivity, to be honest with yourself and everyone else. And don’t forget that the package matters as much as its content.
When writing your review, remember to pay attention to language, grammar, syntax, and formatting. We value your time and effort but a small spelling or punctuation mistake can easily alter the message you are trying to send and create confusion.
We reserve the right to read and, when necessary, proofread the reviews we publish. Although we try not to affect the author’s message, we cannot guarantee that will never happen. To avoid edits, we recommend that you read your reviews carefully before submitting them. This way you can identify and eliminate any mistakes or inconsistencies.
Don’t hesitate to apply the above considerations to any comments you decide to post in response to existing reviews. While it is your right to agree or disagree with various opinions, we would appreciate it if you kept your comments respectful, clear, consistent, and justified. Focus on providing value, and encourage others to do the same by asking questions, providing advice, or sharing your own observations.
We assure you that our only purpose is to build a clear, accurate image of the products and services available online, to discourage false advertising, and help potential buyers make the best choice for their needs and budget. Your opinion is important to us, so don’t hesitate to share it!
Practices We Discourage
We know that spending money on a product that fails to live up to its manufacturer’s promises or breaks down unexpectedly is frustrating. While you have every right to be angry at disappointed, we do expect you to adopt a decent, respectful language and avoid any words or phrases that could qualify as obscene, discriminating, or otherwise unfit for the purpose and tone of our website.
We have zero tolerance for hate speech, so we will not post reviews that use it, no matter how helpful or justified they may be. Plagiarized reviews and reviews that criticize one product to make another one look better will not find their way on our website either.
We are aware that companies often try to boost their products’ ratings and popularity by publishing or paying others to publish positive reviews. Some even try to ruin their competitors’ reputation by publishing or paying others to write and publish negative reviews.
We do not tolerate such practices and we will not publish content that adheres to them. Our team is well trained to detect such reviews. Even those that pass our preliminary checks will be detected and removed later down the road.
The best way to ensure that your review is published is to stick to facts, keep it clear, relevant, and helpful. We reserve the right to reject reviews that do not provide sufficient information or may confuse or mislead readers. If you are honest about helping others learn from your experience and you support your conclusions with facts and arguments, you have no reason to worry.
Comments are subject to similar restrictions. We will remove the ones employing hate speech, insults, providing off-topic or unhelpful advice, or instigating arguments. BebeYoga is no place for “comment wars”. To make sure it doesn’t turn into one, we will remove any hurtful comments, irrelevant discussions, or messages that could lead to personal disputes.
Through these guidelines, our only goal is to protect our readers and contributors. They are common sense principles for a community whose members are honest, respectful, willing to help one another, and not pursuing hidden interests. If you are such a member, we will gladly read and publish your experience with any products or services you’ve tested. We will always respect your right to free speech and appreciate your contributions to our mission, as long as you follow our guidelines and stay away from foul language and not pursue third-party agendas.