Frequently Asked Questions

Meritmeter is the only video reviews platform that does not use 5-stars grading system to score reviews, instead it is uses three merit grades; low, medium, high meter system to make it easy for reviewers to judge their personal experiences and also to make their reviews more user-intuitive for online viewers so they can make a better on purchasing a consumer electronics product compared to the 5-star system.
Meritmeter uses these three colors for product overall merits rating, Green for High merits, Yellow for Medium merits, Red for Low merits , it is that simple.
Each bubble represents each individual product review merit rating. For instance, a green bubble review means that reviewer has rated this product with high merits, and yellow means that reviewer has rated the product with medium merits, and the red means the reviewer has rated the product with low merits.
Meritmeter was created to solve the credibility issues with the other anonymously typed reviews websites. Meritmeter reviews are video reviews showing the reviewer and the purchased product and providing the reviewer a mechanism to record a rating of his experience with that product.
Not only Meritmeter is solving the credibility issue in the reviews, Meritmeter is using a complex algorithm to rank and present the most accurate review merits for any tech product based on the number of recorded reviews, each review merit score and reviewers credibility. In addition, it factors in other users merit voting mechanism on each review to make sure the consensus merit score is optimal with minimal statistical error. Yes, we love mathematics.
Besides reviewers can help change the world one review at a time and become heroes, Meritmeter believes in rewarding reviewers with credits that will differentiate reviewers and can increase their credibility and privileges within the Meritmeter community. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, thanks to Newton's third law!
We live in a world that is virtually without any borders and we all carry the same goals therefore, Meritmeter was created as a global platform for any one and any where to upload reviews and to search for reviews about any product on this plant. Meritmeter believes that we can all be a good changing force if we all shared our constructive feedback for a good change.
If you cannot find your product, you have a great chance to be the first to add your product to the platform, so just click on add product, fill the add product form and hit submit. After that you can add a review for that specific product, and by that you will be the first user to lead the way for more reviews to be added for that product.
Yes! We want the other users to able to vote on your review and add comments as their opinions may sway the review merits and the overall product merits. Reviewers will have the chance to reply back on those comments and even answer any of the users questions. Guess what! You will also receive credits for replying and answering questions.
You can use any video digital camera to record your video. You can start by introducing yourself, introducing the product you are reviewing and why you bought the product, and then share your experience using this product, and at the end, share your opinion about the product and if you would recommend it to your friends.
Yes, that's why we call it transcript. You can prepare your transcript before the video recording so you can read through it during the recording, it will make your review structured better and you will get more votes on your review.
First, you need to sign to the platform to upload the video, either by Facebook or twitter, OR you can create your own profile on the platform. After that, search for the product name and click add review bubble. Then you can upload the video file, add rate the product on the five metrics below.
No, you can sign in by using your Facebook or twitter account, so you can add a review. But if you do not have Facebook or twitter account, you can still register with Meritmeter and have your own profile.
Meritmeter accepts the latest video standard for the web, which are MP4 and MOV files. For optimal video play and viewing, we recommend to upload MP4 files with (720p) HD quality resolution to allow for the 16x9 displays and to support HTML5 browsers.
That's easy! You can use any free video conversation tool to change the format of your file to MP4 or Mov. For optimal video play and viewing, we recommend converting your file to MP4 format with 640x320 (360p) resolutions to allow for the 16x9 displays and to support HTML5 browsers.
Meritmeter uses 5 attributes that are common in all products to rate products. We call those attributes Merits??.
Below are the merits for any product and their definition:
Works as advertised
This merit measures how much the product functions as advertised and how much it delivers on its promise.
Aesthetic design
This merit measures the beauty of the product design and how much appealing its shape.
Easy to use/maintain
This merit measures how much the product is user-friendly and/or how easy it is to maintain it.
Reliable/Durable
This merit measures product reliability and/or its expected usage life.
Worth the money
This merit measures the perceived value for the product compared to the price paid to own it.
We want to give each user a chance to communicate with the product manufacturer privately and to say what they wish the product should have, it can be a new feature they wish it had, or they may ask for better warranty terms or even better price, the sky is limit. So go ahead and raise your demands to that product manufacturer and we will convey those demands through the proper channels to those manufactures. Let's make the world a better place.
No, whatever you post in the make a wish tab stays private and it is shared only with the product manufacturer.
In this tab, you can write your review in a text format, we know that you already did the video review, but this is another way to say your opinion for the users who still like to read text after viewing the video. Remember, Meritmeter believes in no borders and it is for all any where users they are and whoever they are.
Just move the mouse pointer to your username on the top left corner of the web page and you will see a drop down menu which has profile on it. Click on profile and you will see all your video reviews under reviews tab and you will see other users' comments under messages tab. In addition, you can check your accumulated credits under your profile photo.
Meritmeter allows users to sign in by Facebook or twitter or Meritmeter credentials, or they can register and create their own profile using Facebook or twitter or Meritmeter registration process. The moment they register, they do not need to sign in with Facebook or twitter, they can use their new Meritmeter profile credentials to sign in.
No, you do not need to sign in to watch the video reviews and read the merits and the comments.
The profile allows the users to update their personal information, to increase their user credibility which can affect their reviews score weights, and they can see all their video reviews that they posted online with their color grades, and communicate with other users on Meritmeter.
Twitter does not share with us the user email address, and because Meritmeter is built on enforcing credibility, we need to verify the user email address and to allow the platform to inform those users of any messages they will receive from other users and reviewers and to keep them up to date on any of changes in the platform. That's why we need to register twitter users email addresses.
Those are used by the users who view the review and they would like to vote, comment or ask questions to the reviewer. All their comments and questions will be collected under the messages tab for each review. And yes, you can ask questions and your questions may get answered by the reviewer.
Those are used by the users who view the review and they would like to vote, comment or ask questions to the reviewer. All their comments and questions will be collected under the messages tab for each review. And yes, you can ask questions and your questions may get answered by the reviewer.
Yes, you will. The review merit weight will be affected when users vote with agree or disagree on the review. You do not need to think about how the system does it; it is all complex and proprietary.
No, you can sign in by using your Facebook or twitter account, to vote on the review and add comments or ask questions on the review. But if you do not have Facebook or twitter account, you can still register with Meritmeter and have your own profile.
We love to hear back from every one regarding the Meritmeter platform, so you if have any inquiries or you would like to share with us an idea or even express your opinion about Meritmeter, please go to the contact us form and write to us.