When Elina Ho from the Parent Reviewers (http://parentreviewers.com/) asked if her reviewers could review my books, I jumped at the chance. Blog reviews help potential customers find products.
This point was illustrated a few weeks ago by Jaynee, a proud Grandma who called and asked if I could overnight Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten! for her granddaughter’s preschool graduation. I was happy to do it but told her I would have to charge her the raw shipping charge. She didn’t mind. I asked her how she found me and she said, “I Googled preschool graduation gift’ and the first site that came up was a gift site…and the first selection was Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten!
I had no idea!! This is a simple lesson in search engine optimization (thank you, Ms. Tammy, for all of your hard SEO work on my website).
The internet favors blog posts and blog posts help customers find my books!!! What I really loved about Parent Reviewers is the global flavor with reviewers from Canada, Australia, Malaysia, the Philippines and China. I just googled the following ‘Mom Review Kindergarten Book’ and a blog post by a mom shows up on the first page about my books!!!
Let’s face it, when we are trying to find things on-line we use search engines and type in key words and phrases to see what we find. These posts will live forever online, and many times take on a life of their own.
I was so impressed by all the reviews. These ladies took the time to study my books and noticed the little things, like how durable these books really are. I have to tell you, I have had more big publishing houses say they would never use material like mine, because it’s simply too expensive and yet post after post from moms rave about the material and appreciate that it can be passed down from child-to-child. They noticed the tips on the bottom of the pages and one reviewer shared how her little boy kept making the “L” with his left hand with his thumb and index finger showing mommy that it is indeed his left hand.
Thank you Parent Reviewers for noticing and your wonderful detailed reviews!! Theses stories of their children using my books bring the books to life!
– Stacey Kannenberg, co-author of Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten & Let’s Get Ready For 1st Grade, publisher, motivator, consultant, spokesperson, MOM as well as a successful blogger.
When Elina Ho From Parent Reviewers contacted us at HuddyBuddy.com we were thrilled to work with her. Elina was friendly, helpful and very insightful on the world of blogging and the benefits it provides for readers, writers and retailers like ourselves. We’ve enjoyed the International exposure we’ve received and hope that our customer base will continue to grow with more readers from Parent Reviewers.
– Robyn, Founder of Huddy Buddy and Mom to Huddy & Huddy’s Buddy
We were so delighted to have Elina Ho from Parent Reviewers contact us for a product review. Her feature on our Cambodian Jingle Bells Anklet was a successful one. It was fantastic to see that there were 48 posts on our giveaway! I found it helpful to read these posts as it gave us a glimpse of our future customers’ mind as to why they thought our anklet was a fabulous piece. This insightful information greatly assists in the marketing and promotion of our product by maintaining a streamlined and consistent message. Thank you!
– Debbie Savage, Owner of Baby Emi Jewelry & Mom to two lovely girls
Thank you to Parent Reviewers! When approached about sponsorship opportunities, our company was thrilled to participate. Screen, Inc. is owned and operated by two mothers, so we were delighted to have fellow parents sample and review our sunscreen. Every blogger put time and effort into the project by giving detailed feedback, posting pictures on their sites and helping us promote our new company with several links. We were especially impressed with the international participation. Parent Reviewers is a valuable resource for parents everywhere and Screen, Inc. is privileged to align with such a fabulous organization!
– Heather Neals, Co-Owner and President of Screen Inc.
Elina together with Parent Reviewers helped us to achieve 10 times our projected results! If you are just starting out and have a good idea or if you are an established business trying to get your name out there this is the way to go. We’ll happily be one of your future clients.
– Elizabeth, Sleepy Wrap Co-Founder
Elina is a very supportive, professional, and kind person to work with. She did a terrific job at hosting a review and giveaway for Trendy Tadpole. I had a substantial amount of hits and sales because of her review. I highly recommend working with her.
– Julie Pruitt, Owner of Trendy Tadpole
Elina Ho is such an amazing person to work with! She is friendly, accomodating, and professional. The giveaway was a success and I definitely noticed an increase in traffic to my site! The whole process was so easy. I definitely recommend The Parent Reviewers to all businesses, big and small!
– Cales Cantrall, Mom & Owner of MarieLynn Boutique
When Elina Ho first contacted me about reviewing my company’s web and mobile software applications for new parents, I was skeptical. Having been in business for a while, I’ve had my fair share of people who are just ‘in it for themselves.’ Since working with Elina, I have to say I have been and continue to be impressed with her and her site, Parent Reviewers. All of her reviewers gave well thought out reviews of Babble Soft’s technology for new parents. It’s not easy to explain what we do since our applications are so unique, but her reviewers took the time to explain it in easy to understand terms.
Elina is extremely well organized and is a strong communicator. She is very professional and it’s obvious she cares about the success of the company’s products for which she organizes reviews!
– Aruni Gunasegaram, Mom & Founder, Babblesoft
Parent Reviewers gave ProActive Parenting the best review we’ve ever had. Su truly researched my product and put it through it’s paces, which is very rare. Both Su and Elina are very serious about their work and it shows up in the words they use reviewing products and managing the site. Thank you both very much.
– Sharon Silver
Founder and director of ProActive Parenting
Thank you for the wonderful reviews about Jamie and The Angel. Also, for posting it on your main website. I am truly honored and appreciate the loving support for this book. You help to give it wings.
– Carol Guy
Angelic Counselor, Radio Host and Author of Jamie & The Angel