Wednesday, May 26, 2010

An Important Decision...No More Reviews on the Front Page

Through the past several months of everyday posting, I have realized that my Asirikuy visitors are divided between two specific types. There are some people who are quite new to automated trading and find my website through search engines and those who have been following my website for a while and read it almost everyday. By talking to people and analyzing their browsing habits on both sides I have reached an important decision for my blog. From now on I will not be posting any reviews on the front page. On today's post I will be explaining the reasons behind this decision and I will also explain the consequences I think it will have related to both types of website visitors.

If you have been a frequent visitor of Reviewing Everything Forex, then perhaps you have already seen that most of the commercial systems out there are not worth buying and testing for me. In the end, reviews start to get very boring and they seem to repeat the same story over and over and over again. I have been accussed of upselling my own products (because that would certainly make me a millionaire :o) - sarcastic note) and even of bashing every system without any consideration.

Those of you who have been Asirikuy members or readers for a while know that I am a very rational person and that I only review the evidence I see. As a matter of fact, I almost never say that a system is unprofitable but what I say with exhausting repetition is that systems do not have enough evidence to be considered profitable. In the end, if commercial sellers want to prove their point, they should just provide reliable evidence. Nothing more ! I am not asking for 30 years of live testing, I merely ask for 10 years of backtesting with 6 months of live/back testing consistency analysis. But what a difficult thing this is to provide when your system is actually not reliable :o) (my own attempt at drawing a cartoon shown below)
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I however consider reviewing an important part of this site since getting people away from commercial experts that simply cannot backup their claims of profitability is a vital aspect of my social job in automated trading. Even if people never buy one of my products, the fact that they didn't fall prey to any one of this unethical affiliate sellers or scammers out there is valuable enough for me as a personal achievement.

In the end I have seen that people who find my reviews of commercial systems do so through search engines while they often never find them through forum links or direct access. Publishing reviews on the first page therefore only has the effect of boring my faithful readers (who aren't that interested in commercial system reviews) and driving very little traffic from non-search engine sources. For this reason I have decided that reviews from now on will be published within the website but they will never show on the front page. Everyday there will be a fresh article about automated or forex trading and any of you interested on a system's review can search it through the label drop-down list on the left hand-side menu or simply google fxreviews and the name of the expert advisor to have it show up. I think that in the long term this solution would satisfy both my long-term readers and the new forex traders looking for some insights about the latest forex product.

What do you think about this decision ? Do you agree, disagree ? Any input will be highly appreciated ! Of course, if you would like to learn more about my work and would like to support me without any upselling pressure please consider buying my ebook on automated trading or joining Asirikuy to receive all ebook purchase benefits, weekly updates, check the live accounts I am running with several expert advisors and get in the road towards long term success in the forex market using automated trading systems. I hope you enjoyed the article !

3 comments:

Brett & Caroline said...

I am a regular reader of your reviews and find them extremely helpful! I subscribe to your RSS feed and read everything that way. If you move the reviews, can you please make an RSS feed available for the reviews as well as for your front page? Thanks! I really appreciated your reviews, they're excellent!

Daniel said...

Hello Caroline,

Thank you very much for your comment :o) The reviews would still appear momentarily (for a minutes or a few hours) on the homepage so actually you'll be able to continue reading them on the RSS feed. Thank you very much for your comment :o) It is good to see that there are also daily readers interested on the reviews !

Best Regards,

Daniel

Graeme said...

It is the smart decision. The reviews find your audience (normally via search on the day they are dumb enough to consider buying), those that come back regularly after that want something different.

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