Internet Marketing Product Reviews – Thinking on Shopping and Product Reviews and Internet Marketing

How can you tell when an online Internet Marketing Review is legitimate or not? Just because someone says that a certain software is the best one to make you a million dollars does not mean it is. After all, most of the Internet marketing product review sites allow people to post using “fake names” or handles, like Starlifter7 or WookieMan or some such non-sense.

How can you tell if the person is not reviewing their own product or engaging in the ultimate form of “buzz marketing” tactics, which by the way is now illegal says the FTC, as it is just another form of hype or false and misleading advertising. So, while I have you here reading this article, let me discuss the actual websites that do “Internet Product Reviews” and explain what I have found.

First, when someone tells you that they made a million dollars and they are going to sell you their secret formula, a word to the wise. If they were making a million dollars using their methods, why on Earth would they share it with you, as they could easily double their efforts to make two-million or triple their efforts to make three. See that point? You should.

Second, if a person does not leave their name, then their book review, software review, product review or business opportunity review cannot be taken as 100% factual, and you ought to know by now that you cannot believe everything you read on the Internet – ever heard the famous quote:

You can believe none of what you hear, half of what you read and most of what you see”

Well, where does that leave us on the Internet? In that you are reading it, so that takes it down to 50% legit right there, and those are not good odds when you are reading online product reviews about internet marketing products in some shopping and product review website, no matter how legit the actual site is. Because it’s the actual review from the so-called or pretenda-consumer that you are reading.

Third, often competitors will go online and trash products and write up reviews claiming faulty products, bad service, poor delivery, or simply bad mouth the product. Well, obviously that happens too. All in all, I’d give the internet product reviews and overall rating of 30% factual, and to me that just is not worthy of my risk. So, if you like me go online before you buy, consider that what you are reading is not necessarily the real deal, the whole truth or written by some consumer god. Think on this.

How Will the Battle of Apple V Android Affect Mobile Marketing?

Android is devouring market share at an alarmingly rapid pace on its way to the top of the mobile OS world, but, if you’re at all interested in mobile trends, you probably already knew that. But while Android continues to conquer, what you may not realize is how significantly this trend could affect what have become common practices among advertisers and businesses that want to take advantage of the new media frontier. As Android’s growth outpaces Apple’s, even after the release of the iPhone 4 just months ago, the once commonplace question for brands getting started with mobile marketing-native app, or mobile website?-no longer seems fitting for the state of the mobile market.

Those who built iPhone apps (instead of mobile websites) early on to capitalize on the remarkable growth of the market, are now, when it comes to market share, bound to Apple’s fate as the competition intensifies. To better articulate the problem with building native apps while the mobile market remains fragmented, let me first provide a little background information. The biggest barrier to Apple’s growth at this time, and what is empowering Android to snatch up more of the market, is that the distribution channels for the iPhone are very limited. In the U.S, AT&T isstillthe only wireless carrier that sells the iPhone. After months of rumors of a Verizon iPhone in the works, AT&T remains thesolecarrier to provide service for the iPhone and, therefore, Apple’s only distribution channel. Meanwhile, Android devices are available through any major carrier in the U.S., including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, which makes the Android platform available to many more mobile users. That means, despite the wild popularity of the iPhone, unless, and until Apple can work out deals with other major U.S. carriers for distributing the device, iOS will keep bumping into the ceiling when it comes to global market share. And so will advertisers that have hitched their wagon to the iPhone star.

Whether or not Apple takes the steps necessary to recover market share (such as broadening the iPhone’s distribution channels), in the meantime marketers need to start re-evaluating their strategies for moving forward on the mobile web. In the past, a device-centric marketing campaign wasn’t necessarily a bad approach-prior to the rise of the Android operating system, and its adoption by consumers and carriers alike, iPhone owners were the audience worth targeting, whether through mobile advertising or developing a branded app native to the iOS platform.

But businesses that released iPhone apps early on may not have realized how much that choice would limit their exposure in the months and years to come. Today, it has become critical for advertisers to consider market (and audience) segmentation when weighing mobilization options. And in many cases, unless there is some circumstantial reason to consider iPhone owners a more qualified audience, or one with more buying power, it’s hard to make the case for an iPhone app, which will cost more to develop and ultimately reach less than a quarter of all mobile users.

If the current trends are any prediction, the mobile market will remain fragmented, as each platform grows and progresses separately from others. This means, for advertisers and businesses that want to overcome market segmentation and reach mobile users on all platforms, the best option currently available is website mobilization. Though there are some situations where building an app can be advantageous to advertisers, when it comes to today’s mobile market, to make your business accessible to the broadest audience, website mobilization is clearly the best solution. With a mobile web site, marketers, businesses and individuals can work around platform fragmentation problems, and start engaging the broader audience.

How to Look for the Best Android Apps and Games

After purchasing a new Android device, whether it is a tablet or a smartphone, we then turn to the marketplace in search of the best Android games and apps. There are numerous on-line directories available that have very comprehensive lists, some better than others. Generally these lists are divided into sections, for instance, the most popular, the hottest, the top rated, plus there are also lots of reviews to browse through for the best Android games and the best Android apps.

For those who are after Android applications, there are screenshots and quite often short videos illustrating how these apps or games work. These can be found in the arcade and action section and if you are looking for the best Android apps, these can be used for productivity, communication or entertainment purposes. Many other categories are available, from where you can choose applications or games that fulfill your needs.

Of course there are large numbers of new games and apps coming out into the marketplace every day. Some of these are free and for some, there is a small charge. The best Android games or apps can be either, if a game or app is free it does not imply any lesser quality, in many instances the opposite can be true. Most of the free apps have ads displayed and are they are usually unobtrusive, but sometimes, ads can be really annoying by blocking important content from the game or because they are placed in a position where you can touch accidentally.

Almost every Android application list website lets you subscribe to the RSS feed to get the latest updates so you’ll be the first who knows when a new app is available. Each application has a detailed description, from ratings and comments to required system permissions, screenshots or a direct QR bar code or market link for direct downloading from your phone.

As well as finding internet reviews for the best games and apps, quite often we will find out about a game or an app from a friend or colleague. Personal recommendations or reviews are always highly influential. Different groups and ages of people will be interested in different things, but there are enough of the best games and apps out there, to meet everyone’s needs.

If one particular app or game does not suit or does not perform as expected, it’s a simple process, just like programs on a laptop, to delete the game or app from one’s device. Android OS is designed in such ways that require minimal resources on the device, so it is possible to have numerous games and apps running on the one device.