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PowerReviews vs TrustedCompany

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PowerReviews is a Chicago-based company that primarily serves the North American markets, working with over 1,000 large brands like Staples, Toys R Us and GoPro. They provide tools to help brands and retailers host product reviews on their own websites, as opposed to consumer-facing review platforms that host them externally. Hosting the reviews on your own site means that your domain is gains authority as opposed to the review platform. PowerReviews also offers powerful technology that syndicates these reviews to other e-commerce sites where their products are being sold.

Their suite of products include their Ratings & Reviews, Questions & Answers and Seller Ratings products, which effectively covers the standard range of requirements for large brands when it comes to user-generated content and reviews. With offices in Chicago, San Francisco and London, they have a large presence and are working to expand beyond their North American focus.

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TrustedCompany is a review collection and management platform, similar to the likes of Trustpilot and TrustedShops. Their main differentiation is that they focus on emerging markets such as Indonesia, Brazil and India; other than this they have a very similar offering to other review platforms.

TrustedCompany was recently acquired by the French company Net Reviews, which work with large French enterprise clients like Fnac, Lacoste and Air France. Though little has been published about the acquisition, it was likely strategic in nature to bolster their presence in emerging markets.

powerreviews trustedcompany

Background

Year Founded

2005 2013

Employees

180 14

Geography

North America Emerging markets

Headquarters

Chicago, US Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Open platform

False True

Closed platform

True True

Google Seller Ratings

True True

Industry focus

B2B B2B

Review types

Company reviews

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Product reviews

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Verified reviews

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Non-verified reviews

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Asking for reviews

Customized invites

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Email invites

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SMS invites

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Facebook Messenger invites

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Widget invites

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Marketing

Widgets

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Google Seller Ratings

Included Included

Google Rich Snippets

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Google Shopping

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Import existing reviews

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Social sharing

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Analytics

Conversion rates

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A/B testing

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Review insights

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Final words

PowerReviews offers an extensive reviews solution primarily aimed at large brands and retailers, with pricing to match. They cover a broad spectrum of solutions and also offer extensibility with their API. The fact that they help you collect content under your own brand is a great benefit, as having unique user-generated content will help you with both SEO and attracting visitors. As of 2016, PowerReviews reaches more than 700 million shoppers and works with over 1,000 global brands and 5,000 websites.

TrustedCompany offers a compelling review platform solution for companies based in South East Asia, India and Brazil, and has been building their brand towards consumers in these geographies for the past few years. For companies outside of these areas, there are likely more fitting review platforms which have a better brand awareness with consumers there.

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