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Old Jan 21, 2005, 10:13 AM   #1
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I hope this won't be perceived as spam, but I'd like to point out to you the website I've recently launched. We index and display all computer-related reviews, including digital cameras.

Included digital camera websites are:
Digital Camera Resource
Digital Photography Review
megapixel net
PBase Camera Database
Steve's DigiCams
The Luminous Landscape

Other sites also reviewing some cameras:
Anandtech
CNet
Tom's Hardware
..and some others

This page shows all digital cameras that have reviews matched to them:
http://www.reviewmonitor.com/index.php/directory/22

And this is the main page, which also shows the latest released reviews:
http://www.reviewmonitor.com/

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Old Jan 25, 2005, 4:58 PM   #2
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Old Jan 27, 2005, 3:18 AM   #3
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Very good first port of call for anyone. It is often said that "Google is your friend".I agree with that 100%, but can see this site being very helpful when making the first search for a review. Especially as it just links to reviews on most products that anyone here might be interested in, much quicker than scrolling through page after page on other search engines. We are all aware that things can take time to evolve and blossom, and I appreciate you have only launched recently and once the database has expanded (not a criticism) I'm sure you will receive many,many hits.

Well worth a look,

Nice site, well done, in my favorites list,

Good luck,

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Old Jan 27, 2005, 9:28 AM   #4
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That's a nice site... good job... your site can be very useful...
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Old Jan 27, 2005, 9:48 PM   #5
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Well worth a look,

Nice site, well done, in my favorites list,

Good luck,

Stevekin.
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Very good first port of call for anyone. It is often said that "Google is your friend". I agree with that 100%, but can see this site being very helpful when making the first search for a review. Especially as it just links to reviews on most products that anyone here might be interested in, much quicker than scrolling through page after page on other search engines. We are all aware that things can take time to evolve and blossom, and I appreciate you have only launched recently and once the database has expanded (not a criticism) I'm sure you will receive many,many hits.
Good point about Google's results being quite 'filthy' sometimes.

About the database: it's already quite loaded ('Search 28834 reviews from 53 reviewsites'). Except for two or three sites that we still want (some major ones who can't be indexed the 'normal' way), it's pretty much there. We could bump it up to a hundred, or even two-, but the amount of reviews still won't double since there are a _lot_ of small ones.

About the hits: ironically, we're still waiting for ..Google to process the indexing of our site.

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That's a nice site... good job... your site can be very useful...
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Old Jan 27, 2005, 11:05 PM   #7
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For what it is worth I followed your link to reviews of the KM D7. Both the Luminous Landscape and dpreview links took me to recent news pages that didn't have anything about the D7. Not much help and I gave up. Even if the articles had still been there they appear to be first looks.

Your site could be useful. First divide first looks and full reviews. I can find a first look fine without any help. Second learn to link the reviews directly and not the news page you find them on.


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For what it is worth I followed your link to reviews of the KM D7. Both the Luminous Landscape and dpreview links took me to recent news pages that didn't have anything about the D7. Not much help and I gave up. Even if the articles had still been there they appear to be first looks.
Two things could be the case:

1. You're wrong. We show:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/re...nolta-7d.shtml
http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/mi...xum_7d-review/
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/konicaminolta7d/
http://reviews.cnet.com//Konica_Mino....html?tag=pdtl
http://www.steves-digicams.com//2005.../maxxum7d.html
http://www.pbase.com/cameras/minolta/maxxum_7_digital

All of which are complete reviews, except for CNet (but they do have 47 user opinions), Pbase (they show 1937 photos of Pbase-users that were made with the 7D) and Luminous-landscape's is based on a pre-production camera ('the body itself was in final form, the firmware was not').

Or: 2. You were looking at a moment that some stuff was happening with the database so that for a short time the information wasn't the way it should have been. But I doubt it, because we have no links of news items from DPreview and there is no preview from Luminous Landscape.

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Your site could be useful. First divide first looks and full reviews. I can find a first look fine without any help. Second learn to link the reviews directly and not the news page you find them on.
I agree that we should try to keep out previews and news. There are basically two sites where we have to deal with that. CNet is one of them but we let it be, because they have user-opinions and sometimes videos.
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OK – I figured out what is happening. Under "Description" your plain text is a link. The "Author" doesn't look much like a link either but there is a logo. I would suggest you learn to make links that look something like links. There also isn't much reason to clutter things with the home page of the review – most of us can find that if we want.

This is how your page shows up on my browser (IE 6). If that is how you intended it you might rethink your links:


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Another thought is that you could head the links "Links" or even "Reviews" instead of "Description" if you don't want them to look like normal links for whatever reason. At least you give a hint that you can click on the text. Plain text under the heading of Description isn't something most of us think to click on.


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