Originally Published On 10/20/2020
One of the things we see a lot of over the years are yoga swing reviews articles in Google, such as ‘Top 10 Yoga Swings for 2023’, or ‘7 Best Yoga Swings in 2023’ lists and so on..
Best Yoga Swing this, Top Yoga Trapeze that, but how entirely true are these articles and how can we be sure about how genuine the writer’s intention could be?
If the writer truly knows what they are talking about then this information can be invaluable and would really chip in on your aerial yoga research.
But if, like many of these articles, they have been written by someone who couldn’t even claim themselves a beginner, never mind an aerial yoga expert, the information you are getting won’t be nearly as reliable.
Like we have been saying in our past publications, aerial yoga is a safe and enjoyable activity, but if done incorrectly and in the wrong hands of people who are only in it for the money, then it could lead to become just a waste of time and resources.
In this blog, we will be talking about how to criticize the aerial yoga swing reviews that we come across on the internet — full disclosure and with all honesty.
Just Google It?!
It would seem that you can type anything into Google these days and get thousands, sometimes millions of results that can teach you anything you could imagine in minutes.
However, the question remains – is this information reliable?
In many cases, yes, you can find trustworthy information on the internet that will tell you everything you need to know.
In contrast, however, there are millions of websites out there that advertise their ‘expert knowledge’ and yet don’t actually know a single thing. We have to remember that relying on such posts that are created by someone without legit aerial yoga experiences lest extensive research could prove to be harmful to you once you apply it on your aerial yoga practice.
Here at Gravotonics, we are not only here to market and sell our products to our customers but also to provide them with all the information and teachings that we could share. Our yogis are dedicated in giving you the best experience that you can get with the aerial yoga swing.
In this post, we are going to be looking at how reliable these yoga swing product reviews are and what you should look for to determine whether they are genuine.
Why Are There So Many False Reviews Out There?
If you type any product into a search engine, you will be bombarded with titles such as ‘Top 5 yoga swings for overweight people’ or ‘The best yoga trapeze for beginners’ and many other variations of these types of articles.
In some instances, these articles will have been written by a dedicated yoga enthusiast who simply wants to showcase their knowledge and share their thoughts on various products. These people are literally heaven-sent for giving their time and effort to educate the beginning aerial yogis out there!
However, on the flip side, more often than not, these articles will have been penned by an outsourced writer who has never even been in the same room as an aerial yoga swing, never mind having used all of the products that they are recommending.
A lot of times, these articles are just products of imagination and has not been really applied and tried in the real life with a real yoga swing. Again, following such articles are NOT SAFE. Please do not put your safety on the line just because of flowery words!
Quite often, these product review lists will have been assigned to writers who have been told which products they must add in and write about. However, a large portion of yoga swing reviews will be based on what the writer finds on the Amazon listing – practically copy and pasting – information we would see about the products on our own if we decided to shop for a yoga swing on Amazon!
There are so many, right?!
The content then ends up on what is known as a niche website, where the owner makes money from affiliate marketing commissions from lists just like this:
Now this is a good concept and we are not rubbishing those who are in it to make easy money, affiliate websites are a viable way of doing this – but surely, you can see that the reviews and top 10 rankings, etc. simply aren’t going to be reliable.
Most of them would be just for the sake of marketing off the product and nothing more for the customer especially once after the sale has been done. Simply put, if the product is not found on Amazon, then they do not add it into the review listing, even if it happens to be the best on the market.
That being said, there are a lot of these websites that do provide quality information, it’s just that the products haven’t actually been tried and tested. A lot of products in the market actually has a lot of potential to begin with, they probably just need to get the right people for the job. After all, aerial yoga is an activity that everyone should take seriously and in full commitment.
So, What Is Affiliate Marketing?
In the most simple terms, affiliate marketing refers to the process of advertising other people’s products and getting a cut of the profit in the form of a referral fee if someone makes a purchase. Amazon run a hugely popular affiliate program. Most of the yoga swing review webpages that you will come across will just link directly to Amazon products that have the highest star ratings.
Now don’t take us wrong, we are not trying to smear these people. We also are also apart of this program and offer fantastic products alongside our hand made yoga swings and aerial hammocks to help our readers get the most out of their aerial yoga practice and earn a small commission in exchange.
The trouble is that a majority of the yoga swings on the market all come out of the same few factories in China, mass produced wholesale equipment get bought and re-branded by “popular” companies online and listed on Amazon, mostly at cheap prices.
We urge you to be careful and ask them exactly where their yoga swings and aerial hammocks are manufactured – Even the ones that claim to be American companies are just importing from 3rd-party factories.
If you have not observed or encountered one yet, a mass-produced product or products often have defects especially if their Quality Control or QC is not high-standard and their goal is to just release the product and nothing more after.
Yes, mass-produced products are way cheaper (because they essentially exploit their workers and use cheap materials), but when it comes to quality and safety, one can argue that it would be a lot more worth it to spend a little more than have the need to buy again because the product broke down or off on the first few uses.
It would be such a hassle if, at the middle of your aerial yoga session, your swing broke of from the cheap metal-ware and you fall down! This would also pose higher risks of injuries and you surely do not want that, right?
Injuries could greatly affect your daily lives from then on, that it why we try our best to avoid them at all costs especially if you are one of those people who really engage in a lot physical activity but also spends a lot of time in their work.
Remember, your safety is not something you compromise with just because you found a cheaper option!
How Do I Know If The Yoga Swing Reviews Are Reliable?
It can be a bit of a minefield trying to find good, reliable information on the web – but that is not to say it is not possible. It is important that we repeat that some affiliate websites do contain good information and actual legitimate yoga swing reviews!
For example, when the owner starts a website about something they are passionate about, they will likely post content based on their own experience or that of the community they are involved.
Good reviews follow suit from good visions: if the owner is truly dedicated to the practice and is really aiming for the development and betterment of the aerial yoga practice then kudos to them! These are the ones that you should be reading about.
Additionally, these website owners may hire other people to write for them and they may go to the trouble of sourcing people who have had experience with the products to make them more genuine.
But how can you tell if the information you are reading is reliable? There are a few ways:
- Amazon links are a key giveaway that what you are viewing is a niche website.
- Of course, there may be genuine reviews that link to Amazon but when the page contains all links to Amazon and no other links to any other website, this is a good indicator that the person writing the content is relying on the information they have seen on the internet marketplace or yet, they are simply just trying to market off the product and is not actually concerned on what you will do with it after.
Sadly, these kind of marketing is rampant nowadays. More and more people join affiliation only for the sake of the high revenues especially in today’s setting.
Now, the products that you want come to you. Even if you just searched it on Google, the algorithm and trackers would get this information and would be sending more similar ads of the product along your way and you would really be tempted to finally get it.
Yet, a lot of these online shopping stores or websites have sellers who are not really into what they are selling, for example, aerial yoga and they are trying to market off a swing that they say is ‘durable’ but for less than $50? Hmm, suspicious!
- If you find a website with credible links to a website like Gravotonics, you can feel a little more confident that this person knows their stuff.
- Since many of these websites do rely on Amazon information only, you will find that much of the content is very similar and is often a lot of marketing spin.
- Each product review will focus on the same few aspects but will remain very generalized. There will be a lack of technical information that sets apart a review by someone who probably needed to research what a yoga swing was before they composed the review.
Most of the time, it would even just be the same person writing the same words over and over again just to say it has been reviewed by many!
- A lot of Amazon affiliate websites hire external writers to compose their product reviews. A genuine reviewer may try the products and give an honest review where a professional writer will be more focused on how the review sounds. This could point to the fact that they have not undergone testing by the reviewer at all.
- When you click the link, take a look in the browser address bar – is there a username in among all that code? If so, the link has come from an affiliate and this could mean that the person is simply running a “content mill” as opposed to writing genuine yoga swing reviews. Of course, this can be difficult to tell as there are aerial yoga enthusiasts out there who run websites with affiliate links, so this point should be taken in context.
- On the website, as part of the program, affiliate marketers are required to detail that they are running such a program and have to put a note somewhere on the webpage that declares this. The problem? Many hide this away in the depths of the website…
Be Careful Out There!
The internet is filled with reviews on various products including yoga swings and whilst some of this is credible information, there is a good number that are written by people looking to make a quick buck.
It is important to keep in mind that there are some product reviews on yoga swing websites that are genuine despite the owner making money from them. But there are certain things to look out for.
If you want a reliable review, it is best to stick to information given by impartial parties that you know for certain have tried the products or seek out direct manufacturer websites like ours.
At Gravotonics, we simply want what is best for you and with this stems our genuineness and passion for the aerial yoga practice.