Review Frequently Asked Questions:
- Do you do product reviews? YES!
- How do I get you to review my product? Contact me! I will be more than happy to look at your site and we can go from there. –> Once I get the product, I will review it, take pictures of it, videos when allowed and then I will post about it.
If you have your own images that you would like me to use in the post, please feel free to email those to me, as well as your logo or website banner for me to post in the post as well.
Also, if you would like an advertising banner permanently posted on my website blog, please contact me.
- How do I get an item reviewed?
Contact me! When you email me, please send me information about you, your company, the item and a company logo.
About my reviews:
I put a LOT of energy and thought in to my posts. I take images and a lot of times I will take and post videos for my reviews. I like to show the product being reviewed in action. I want to promote your product the best that I can.
- When will you let me know if my item will/has been reviewed?
Once I receive your item, I will email you and let you know that I received it and when your post will go up.
- How long will it be, once you receive the product, before it is highlighted?
I make every effort to review products in a timely manner. Sometimes, however, real life (including my most important job of parenting) gets in the way.
- Will you tell me when the review is posted?
I will email you when the review of your item(s) is scheduled to be posted, or is already posted, and will send you the permalink.
- What sets me apart?
What sets me apart from some review bloggers? I USE your product! I take your product and your company to the fullest potential that I know that it can handle. I take images and videos of your product IN use and I post it, along with my personal opinion and my family’s opinion and use of it.
- Can we require a positive review?
While I promise honest feedback, your submission is not guaranteed a super-positive review. If I feel that your product does not meet quality standards, I will contact you before posting any comments. I also reserve the right not to post a review if I feel in any way the product will not relate to my family nor my readers. To date, I have not received an item for review that I did not feel fit my website or readers. All reviews posted here are honest and truthful.
- How long will our product be highlighted?
You’ll have the top spot until the next review is posted. At times, I will post more than one review in a day. Once your review moves from the top spot, it will be scrollable on the homepage for a period of time. All reviews are also permanently accessible in the archives and are search-able by category.
- Can I be permanently accessible?
Yes! Your post will always be on my blogsite. I am also currently working on monthly and yearly rates for sidebar advertising. If you are interested in advertising, please contact me!
- Will my product be returned?
No products will be returned. Once something is given as a review it becomes my sole property. I will fully test and use these products making returning them just impossible. Often, I will do an ongoing review and post several write ups about that item. With this, I am unable to return products.
- How will you post/review about me?
Once I get your item, I will review it, test it, take my own images (and most times videos) for the review post, then I will get it written up and once the link is live, I will email that link to you. The images are my property, but I am more than happy to send you the original size image so that you can use it for your marketing, advertising and/or website.
- Will I have to pay for your to review my item?
NO! As long as I can get an item to review from your company, I will post the review at no charge. I do currently have ad rates for companies that would like their banner permanently added to my front page.
- Items shipped without knowledge or approval:
If an item is shipped to me without prior approval or knowledge, there is no guarantee that this item(s) will be posted about on any site; review, gift guide or foodie. Please do NOT send any item to me without my knowledge and approval and expect a post to go live. With the upcoming holidays, I have a schedule that I follow and I do not drop any current product/company to post about something that randomly showed up. Please do not send these things, then follow up with emails asking where your post is. If I didn’t approve the item(s), again – there is no guarantee that any post will go live. If I have time to post about them, I will gladly get those posts/reviews live. If I do not have time, items will be boxed up and saved for gift donations locally and/or online.
- Giveaway posts only, with no review item
At times, I am asked to post a giveaway, with no physical item used for review. If you are seeking this type of post, please contact me for rates; as I do charge for this service. I do not work for free. Do you?
- Loaner Review Items
There are times where I will approve a loaner item. I believe that if I am in the market for it, I would be more than happy to try/test out your product without keeping it. Please contact me for details.
- Posting /Requesting posts for press releases, misc. posts; not offering a product for review:
At times, press releases or miscellaneous inquiries are emailed to Mommy Goggles to post. We receive numerous pitches daily and while I appreciate your time, we are not able to get to each one right away. While there are physical product reviews to get live, these press releases will be posted as soon as reviews that are scheduled get live. Not all press releases/emails are able to get posted. If you are not requesting a product review, but are looking for a press posting, these are now done on a paid basis. If you have a press release or misc. information you would like us to post, please email us and I will schedule your posting right away. There is a fee for this posting; please email for rates. With the current holiday season, physical product reviews are taken care of before any misc. postings.
Mommy Goggles welcomes pitches from PR companies, or anyone wanting to promote their website, product or service, but please make sure that the information or product is family friendly. If time allows, I will gladly post press releases from PR agencies that I have worked with before. If I receive an email with a pitch that is impersonal, irrelevant or are strictly from a press release standpoint, these will be deleted automatically. I do not accept emails that are “Dear Blogger” or “Dear Miss Mommy Goggles”. If you read my blog, you know that I have a name.
On each review, you will see a star rating. This rating is based off of my household’s use, thoughts of your product. Anything that is not completely positive will be brought to the company personally.
Mommy Goggles gives this product:
Why this rating? This is a star rating (1-5) that is based off our opinion on the product itself, use, wear & tear, price and how it fits in to our family’s lives (at home or on the go).
Each review post will include the appropriate FTC regulation.
All opinions in this posting are 100% my own.
This badge will lead readers to this FAQ page, in which the statement is as follows:
Mommy Goggles Review Policy: The featured product for each review (as noted) was provided to me, at no cost, by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. I do not accept monetary compensation for reviewing or writing about products. I only review products that I have personally tested and used in my home, and all opinions expressed are my own.
In each sponsored post for any campaign, will include the following:
I am working on a campaign for — and will be compensated for my time. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
At times, I will post information, press information or host a giveaway in which no item/paid compensation is provided. In this case, the following will be clarified:
- Mommy Goggles Press Release or Giveaway Policy: The featured product for each giveaway or posting (as noted) was not provided to me; this is simply for information or a giveaway only. I did not accept monetary compensation for the specific write up. Any and all additional information in each post are expressly my own opinion/additions and opinions expressed are my own.
- Comment Moderation:
I do moderate comments, so please do not use my comments section of my blog to blatantly promote your or your client’s products. Comments such as this will be deleted.
- Conference Sponsorship:
I currently am accepting all forms of event sponsorships and do not charge any additional fees for representing your company and helping you reach your target market. I am currently seeking sponsorship (partial or full) for BlogHer 2011 in California: August 2011. You can see all my conference events that I have attended, here.
- Mommy Goggles’ Website Affiliations:
When a review is posted here on Mommy Goggles, if it fits in, it will be listed automatically on my Gift Guide and/or my Foodie & Fitness website.
- MAIN: www.mommygoggles.com
- YEAR ROUND GIFT GUIDE: www.giftguide.mommygoggles.com
- FOODIE SITE: www.mixinkitchen.com
- FITNESS WEBSITE: www.projectfitmom.com
- Travel Destinations:
We love to share travel stories with our readers and frequently visit new destinations as a family. If you would like me and my family to visit your destination, I would be happy to share my travel experience through postings, images and videos.
- On Location Reviews and write up’s
All on location write up’s will be written with a similar type disclosure. Any notes that are taken on location by myself are taken via BlackBerry, iPod touch, iPad, pencil, paper, etc and are noted. I have been copied word for word in my own travel destinations, hence this current disclosure statement. I, Tanya Gordon, put a lot of time in to my travel destinations and write up’s, so when my content is taken and used as your own is not taken lightly. Be nice. Don’t copy. Be original
Mommy Goggles Review and on location Policy: Thank you so much to (company name here) for the amazing opportunity to fly to –location— for this amazing event that will take me through my lifetime! The featured trip for this write up was provided to me, at no cost, by –location/name– . I have not, do not and will not accept monetary compensation for reviewing or writing about products or events. All information and opinions are posted is 100% my own. All notes in this posting are taken by myself, Tanya at Mommy Goggles.com, via BlackBerry, iPad and my old fashioned paper and pen. Any images or content taken from this post without permission is not only illegal, but rude and mean. Be nice. Use your own content for your own postings. I put a lot of time in to my picture and personal note takings from my events. I am not nice when something is taken from my postings; as you can see here and here.
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I look forward to working with you!
This is enforced as of February 1, 2006 and is updated frequently. Be nice. Do not steal my content.