Our Editorial Process
In many of our product reviews and informative articles you will find links to a number of online retailers, e.g. Amazon. If you choose to click one of these links, the URL will contain a small code that identifies our website as the source of the click. This acts as a signal for the retailer to send Sympathink a small percentage of the purchase price you might pay if you decide to buy product from that retailer. Please also refer to our Affiliate Disclosure to learn more about this practice.
However, this does not mean that we are indebted to any of these retailers, and we do not favor companies that we are affiliated with over ones that we are not. In many cases, we even give you a choice of several merchants to buy a specific product from. We also keep our affiliate activities completely independent from our editorial team and process. Our team of testers, writers, and editors are not involved in choosing our affiliate partners, and they do not pay special attention to products just because they are available on Amazon or anywhere else.
Affiliate links have become quite common in online publishing and review websites. They are a great way for us to generate some additional income that we invest in publishing high-quality articles and reviews on our website.
But Doesn’t This Make Us Biased?
Not at all. Like we mentioned earlier, we are not biased toward one brand just because we are affiliated with them. We are not interested in reducing our trustworthiness by giving special attention to affiliated brands. Also, we strive to include many different merchants and producers in out analyses to make our evaluations as objective as possible. Our goal is always to be reliable and honest, and that means being completely unbiased no matter what.
We Do Our Research
When we search for products to review, we look at some of the most highly recommended products in a wide variety of markets. From gardening to DIY projects, woodworking, grills, and more, we also consider third-party and general consumer recommendations. We read reviews and inspect item specifications.
At Sympathink, we search for products that stand out among the rest and exceed our expectations. We also look for those that provide you with all of the features, power, and quality that you need. And, of course, we always try to find the most affordable products on the market.
In doing so, we save you time and money by taking off your shoulders the tedious work of browsing online retailers trying to find suitable products.
Our Writing and Editing Process
After our team of writers has created a guide or review, they will send them to our editors. The not only read and improve the texts, but also use software tools to help discovering any mistakes with spelling and grammar. Additionally, they ensure that our content is absolutely unique, before double checking for accuracy to make sure that the products align with our readers’ expectations for quality.
Once the editing has been finished and the article has been approved, we’ll add the appropriate images and post it to our site. The result is an informative blog featuring a collection of reviews and guides designed to enhance your reading experience and understanding of the products that we showcase.
Reviewing and Updating Outdated Articles
While we work as hard as possible to make sure our information is always up to date, the various markets and industries that we cover are constantly innovating and changing. Staying relevant is not as easy as it might seem. This is especially true since we cover a wide range of markets. Sometimes, certain models and tools will be taken off the market and/or replaced by improved versions. On other occasions, particular models are only available in specific markets. For these reasons, we regularly dedicate a lot of time to revising product reviews, buying guides and blog articles to ensure that the products and information contained are still relevant and useful.
If we discover that a link to a product becomes inactive or that an item is out of stock, we research immediately to find an equivalent or better substitute. Often times, manufacturers improve their products and launch enhanced versions or follow-up models. We strive to always take this into consideration, so our articles provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information possible.