joerules wrote:I certianly don't do it for the money because there really is none. I really just look at it as a way to link you guys to stuff related to the reviews that I thinkis cool.
I understand that, and I guess there's value there in terms of enhancing the review, but I don't think it's being utilized correctly.
Your intention is to have the Amazon box reflect some of your thoughts and point us toward other interesting and related items. But despite your intent, it doesn't say any of that. Even though I know what you're trying to accomplish, it looks like an ad to me. And my instinct to ignore advertising is pretty well developed.
I know you don't want to add more words/sections to the review, but it might be a more effective tool if you occasionally mentioned the Amazon box, and why you chose the items that you did, in your review. Then it gets tied into the review as a whole, rather than just standing alone and anonymously off to the side.