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How do we do Expert Reviews?

Published on 1/26/2012 by

If you type “best web hosting” into Google you’re met with no shortage of recommendations. In fact, you’ll get 1,555,000 results from Google, and each linked website will claim they offer the best web hosting on the planet. It’s no wonder web hosting clients have a hard time finding a reliable host!

Here at ReviewsGurus, we do things differently. Because we’re not tied to any host in the market in any way, we’re able to offer impartial reviews based on nothing but experience and research. And here’s how we do it.

Step 1: Test & Research 

Our expert reviewers spend weeks, months and sometimes even years with the provider we review. During that time, our expert reviewers learn about and experience each host as a client. We take a careful look at things like:

  • Data center locations and reliability
  • Server hardware and software
  • Hosting rates, domain fees and hidden charges
  • Uptime guarantees
  • Reliability of money back guarantees
  • Efficiency of hosting support

Step 2: Verify

Once our expert reviewers have spent a considerable amount of time gathering data and details about a particular host, they connect with current and former clients of that host to verify hosting experiences. At ReviewsGurus, no review is ever published unless we’re 100% certain of its accuracy.

Step 3:  The GuruScore™

GuruScore™ Scale

This is where our sophisticated rating algorithm comes to play; every company will get an overall score based on many factors, including:

  • User ratings.
  • Expert ratings.
  • Performance.
  • Reliability.
  • Alexa Traffic Rank & Google PageRank.
  • Company history (like number of customers, years in business etc..)
  • and several other factors ... 

To simplify the understanding of this sophisticated algorithm, GuruScore™ is represented by different colors that show diverse quality rating intervals.

'No GuruScore' is assigned when a provider has not been tested.

For a visualization of GuruScore™, please refer to the table to the right.

And that’s the ReviewsGurus.com difference.