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Now let's also talk about something fundamental here. There are plenty of review websites that give skewed reviews. How are they skewed? In two ways. For one, most reviews are written by what review sites claim to be experts but are far from it. Most reviews are written by online writers that write about anything from travel to games to VPNs – Zero expertise. Second, these websites will simply rate the product or service the best that will pay them the highest commission.
That's why we bring in real external experts from all fields like Designers, Lawyers, Consultants, Engineers, and Security Researchers. By doing so, we are making sure that the people creating our reviews have in-depth knowledge in their field of expertise.