Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Webinar Services Reviews

Webinar Services
When you’re thinking of tools you can use in your business or as part of a development program for your staff, webinars perhaps aren’t the first thing you think of. But perhaps they should be! Webinar Services are fantastic tools that help bring people together – to share opinions, discuss issues, view presentations collectively, hold meetings, collaborate with others and more! Although this is a relatively new phenomenon, a vast number of sites and services have cropped up to begin providing webinar services to users worldwide. As always, No1 Reviews is at the fore and has checked out what’s on offer at these services and brought its readers some trademark reviews to help them pick the best service in this growing market.

Webinar Services are an incredibly engaging way to bring people together to share ideas and listen to what the main speaker has to say. You can invite select individuals, discuss their ideas, show attendees presentations and build a range of interactive elements into the discussion using the great features on offer at the Webinar Services we have reviewed. The top spot in this category was taken by Go To Webinar, a great service that offers some of the best tools and features in the business. Out of the 25 services we reviewed, Go To Webinar took our No.1 Choice award purely because we couldn’t see any reason why users wouldn’t be impressed by what is on offer at this Webinar Service. 

As well as providing clean, crisp, high quality audio and video (an absolute essential when you’re communicating with people at a distance and perhaps from across the world), Go To Webinars has a number of additional features that we thought were great. You can customize the invites and interfaces used in the service with company branding and logos, helping to make the whole experience feel a little more professional. We also loved the interactive elements that are built in to the user experience at Go To Webinars – you can invite users to “raise their hand” and ask a question, making your webinar feel and behave exactly like a real, live seminar. 

That’s not to say we didn’t find great things on offer at other services. Quite the opposite! Particular favourites of ours in the Webinars category included Click Webinar (which took our number two spot and offers some fantastic tools that help host webinars for up to a thousand participants), Adobe Connect Webinars, with its innovative “discussion pods” and the Cisco WebEx Event Center. All of these services offer free trial options, giving you the chance to experience how they would work in “real life” before agreeing to a subscription. We think this is a great way to see how these Webinar Services would work for you, so definitely suggest you give them a try in this way. 

Whether you’re going to use Online Webinar Sites for work, for educational purposes or for other reasons, we can’t think of a better way to share ideas with others. With high definition sound and video and some excellent features, all 25 of the services in this category are brilliant and we thoroughly recommend them. With so much choice, our reviews help you to understand what each one has on offer and which one is right for you. Check them out!

Ringtone Download Websites Reviews

Ringtone Download Websites
In today’s world, a mobile phone really is so much more than a phone. On most phones, users can browse the internet, shop online, book holidays, use apps, play games and more. So, it’s a shame that more often than not ringtones on mobile phones just aren’t as exciting as the other things they can do these days. This is especially the case if your mobile phone is a little dated, as ringtones on older phones are just plain annoying! As a result, we have searched the internet and reviewed the best Ringtone Download Websites we could find to save our readers from having to do the same!


The most important thing to look out for when choosing a Ringtone Download Website is, of course, the selection of ringtones available. The best sites will have tones available that are based on the songs that have topped the charts over the years, as well as other musical gems such as TV and film theme tunes, comedy recordings and more. As well as millions of ringtones, many of the sites we have reviewed also provide users with access to a wealth of other downloadable content including apps, jokes, horoscopes, wallpaper, screensavers, themes and much more. Our number one site in this category, Myxer, has all of this and more, giving users than chance to pick up the best in mobile content and have it sent directly to their phone.


One of the great things about Myxer is that there isn’t even a need to sign up or pay for any content provided on the site. Users can enjoy a vast amount of mobile content free of charge, so its possible you may never have to pay for the content you download from Myxer. Using the site is incredibly simple, with customers being able to pick the app or ringtone they want, enter their mobile phone number and download the content straight to their mobile phone. We simply loved checking out what was on offer at Myxer, and suggest you give it a try too!


Of course Myxer wasn’t the only site we checked out as part of our research into this category – we have undertaken what is probably the most in-depth review of the ringtone sites out there and have come up with our trademark definitive list of the best that’s on offer. Other big names that deserve a mention include Jamster USA, a premium ringtone provider that has grown considerably in the past few years, Motime and Audiko, both of which have a seriously good reputation for providing content of the best possible quality. Every service is different, and one of the key differences to look out for (and which is of course picked out in our reviews) is whether a service is subscription based or charges per ringtone you download. This is worth noting – if you intend to download a lot of content, a subscription service could well save you a lot of money; while if you’re only looking to download your favourite song every now and again, a pay-per-tone service would probably be a better bet!

If you’re looking to give your phone a bit of a lift with the latest track, any one of the sites we have reviewed in this category will help you do so. As usual, though, there’s so much choice (there are literally millions of ringtones out there!) that it can sometimes be difficult to decide which one you want to join. Check out our reviews and surf around the sites to be sure you pick the right one – enjoy!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Online Tax Filing Services Reviews

Online Tax Filing Services
No-one enjoys filling out their tax return. It’s complex, time-pressured and, more often than not, an administrative nightmare. Finding all of your receipts and invoices, working out how they all fit together and then trying to decide how to present the information and what reliefs and exemptions you’re entitled to can be incredibly stressful. As a result, it’s not a huge surprise that a range of successful and impressive online tools have sprung up to help users fill out their tax returns. We have reviewed the best US Tax Filing Services so that you know exactly where to go when you want to throw your calculator against the wall. Eighteen services in total are covered in our reviews in this category, ranging from our number one premium service HR Block to free services such as Tax Brain or Tax Slayer.

The Tax Filing Services we have reviewed offer a number of different services and features, from vanilla tax filing with the IRS to helping you process and apply for tax refunds from previous financial years. The sort of service you need depends on how complex your financial affairs are – if you have multiple jobs and businesses, own (an perhaps rent out) property and have other investments and financial products, then using a good online Tax Filing Service can save you time and money (and is considerably cheaper than hiring an accountant or tax attorney).

Our number one service in this category is HR Block, a service that tries to take the hassle out of tax filing. With a combination of both free services and premium services, HR Block is a great choice regardless of whether you’re a waitress, a self-employed tradesman or the director of a large company as the tools are more than flexible enough to fit to the needs of every specific user. The free service offered works for those with simple tax returns only, giving users the tools they need to prepare, e-file or print their returns (for filing later) free of charge.

If you need more advanced services (and many will), HR Block has a great range of subscription tools that are perfect for the job. Upgraded membership allows you to view and import old tax returns to speed up the filing process, use a wider range of filing options, receive guidance from professionals and get access to a vast range of guidance services to help make filling out your tax return a breeze. If HR Block isn’t quite for you, we also reviewed a wide range of other services that will help users file their tax returns. Intuit’s Turbo Tax, for example, made it to our number two slot and offers a wide range of great features that help to demystify the online tax-filing process. Other services also offer more unusual or individualised features, such as Tax Slayer, with its guaranteed maximum refunds promise and excellent deductions calculator, and eSmartTax, which aims to take the headache out of tax returns using simple “yes” “no” questionnaires. 

Which service you choose in the end will probably be based on how complex your affairs are and, as a result, what particular features you need. Regardless of which service you choose in the end, No1 Reviews should be your first port of call. We have extensively reviewed all of the major operators in this market so that you can make an informed and quick decision about which US Tax Filing Service is right for you. Pick a good one – a good tax return can save you a fortune!

Live Chat Support Software Reviews

Live Chat Suppport Software
If email marketing services are about winning new customers, Live Chat Support Software is about keeping them. It’s a known fact that customers who feel there is someone to talk to about their queries, questions, problems and complaints feel better looked-after and as a result, are more likely to stick around and not defect to a rival brand. Live Chat Support Software gives users who run their businesses online access to the sort of tools that major corporations use to provide on-site live support to their customers. With tools like these, it’s never been easier to ensure your customers’ queries are answered and, as a result, they keep coming back for more!


As you can expect from No.1 Reviews, we have done the research to find the best products in this market, tested them out to see just what they have to offer and written up all of our findings in our trademark easy-to-read fashion. Taking the number one spot in this category is Provide Support, beating thirty other Live Chat Support Software products to the top spot. Starting at just $15 per month, you can integrate this software into your own site with considerable ease, meaning this new feature on your site can be up and running in the blink of an eye. 


Provide Support is a great software choice for those running websites of any size. A versatile tool, you can upgrade your subscription with Provide Support to provide support for a greater number of users and integrate additional features. Building this functionality into your site is simple and straightforward, with website users seeing a “live chat” link on the site as they surf around. You or your advisers can pick up and respond to their messages whenever you like (it’s normally best to advertise set hours where you will pick up messages instantly for live chat) and the interface that your customers will use to communicate can be branded using your company logo and colours, providing an integrated solution. In terms of the way the software works, customers who have used instant chat services like Yahoo Chat and MSN Messenger before will be familiar with the layout and how to communicate with your advisers. Provide Support packages are available for websites of all sizes, with the cheapest package providing access for 1 operator at a time and more expensive ‘enterprise’ packages allowing ten or more users access at any one time.


Although Provide Support took our number one spot in this category, it’s far from the only option available. A range of other services are on offer too, including big names such as Zopim, 123 Live Help, Bold Chat, Live Person and more. Another great service that also made it into our top ten in this category was Velaro. Velaro offers tailor-made plans and packages for businesses of all sizes and has a number of special features, such as co-browsing, allowing users to be guided through the process of filling out forms and purchasing items at an online checkout. 


If you presently don’t offer customers a dedicated Live Chat Support service, now is the time to look into providing one. Most of the software we reviewed in this category can be quickly and easily integrated into an existing site, even by those with only minimal technical knowledge, and the benefits of doing so are obvious – by keeping your customers happy, you can be sure they will return time and time again! Follow the link to find out everything you need to know about the best software on offer in the Live Chat Support Software market!

UK Flatmate Websites Reviews

Flatmate Websites UK
They say that behind death and divorce, moving house is the most stressful thing that will occur during your life. At No.1 Reviews, we agree, but think that those looking to find flatmates shouldn’t be left out here – finding somewhere to live, or someone to share your place with, can be seriously difficult and so we’re all about using the internet’s best tools to help make that process a little easier. Our number one product in our UK Flatmate Websites category is Spareroom.co.uk, but we also considered a range of other great services that cover a number of specialist areas and niches, so we’re certain there’s a service reviewed at No.1 Reviews that will suit your needs. Spareroom.co.uk is one of the UK’s premier roommate and flatmate finding services and has a range of great features that help make your search easier.

As with all of the categories on No.1 Reviews, we have reviewed all of the services in the Flatmate-finding market to bring you the inside track on the best there is out there. Spareroom made it to the number one spot in this category and is a seriously good service that has been in the market longer than any other site we have reviewed. Viewed by most as a clear market leader, Spareroom has been setting trends in the Flatmate-finding world since its inception, being the first site to introduce the buddy-up system (helping its users find others to share the perfect property with) and also giving its users unrivalled search and compare tools. 

Although Spareroom ran away with the top spot, most of the sites in this category operate in much the same way and share common features. Users can sign up (usually for free), post adverts about themselves or the properties they are looking to find a tenant for and search for ads placed by people who might fit the bill. The adverts themselves are often all-singing, all-dancing, with users being able to upload videos and photos to sell themselves or their place. One of the most common features of these sites is that users fill out a standard profile that normally includes a property and flatmate checklist. These checklists make it easy to compare properties on a like for like basis and see what each one has to offer.

Although Spareroom was the clear winner in this category, a number of other great sites stood out for us as places where our readers might find an ideal flatmate or flatshare. RoomBuddies is a great UK-based site that offers the choice of around 10,000 rooms at any one time, as well as a fantastic range of features common to the flatmate-finding market. What’s more, with membership starting at just £1 per day, it’s well worth a look as an alternative to Spareroom. Other services, such as Flatmate Rooms, Easy Roommate UK and FlatShare, also offer access to similar features – and considering success in your property search will largely be based on good luck, it’s definitely worth checking out what’s on offer at other sites.

As well as more general services like these, a number of the services we have reviewed in this category cater specifically for niche groups or specialist markets. One great example is OutLet, a service that caters almost exclusively for gay and lesbian flatshares. Another example is Monday to Friday, which taps into the growing trend for private individuals renting out spare rooms in their house for business use or for rental by those who commute from out of town. Great stuff!

All in all, if you’re looking for a flatmate or flatshare and don’t quite know where to start, any one of the places we have reviewed in this category could be right for you. If you’re interested, head over to No.1 Reviews and find out all you need to know about the key players in this market. Happy hunting!

Email Marketing Services Reviews

Email Marketing Services
If you have a small business, one of the things you will no doubt find most difficult is drumming up new business and advertising your services and products to past and existing customers. Email marketing services can help you do just that, giving users a range of great tools that help them understand their customer-base, finding out more about their needs and wants, sending them emails as part of a well-thought out and considered program and then monitoring the impact that those emails have. With the average return on investment across the market being around $42 for every $1 spent on email marketing services, there really is no reason to not give this service a go.

As with all of the categories we review, we trawled the internet to find out everything there is to know about each of the services we have reviewed. Our number one service in this category is iContact, a market leader in email marketing and the sort of service we’re sure will help improve your business’ results. The price of this service depends on the number of subscribers who will receive marketing communications, with more than 35,000 users being contacted on your behalf for a little over $200 a month. While this may seem like a lot, if just 10% of those receiving emails decide to make a purchase as a result, this service will more than pay for itself.

So what’s on offer at iContact? Well, pretty much everything to be honest. Users of iContact can carefully manage their contacts and subscribers' list, tailor communications to specific sections of their customer base and benefit from a robust and informative reporting and monitoring system. As with many email marketing services, one of the key features that we look out for is the ability to produce beautiful, professional-looking and versatile marketing sites that look great when your customers open them up. If all of this hasn’t already encouraged you to sign up to iContact, there’s a great 30-day free trial service that lets you see just how this service could improve your business. 

As always, our reviews don’t just concentrate on one service, but cover the main players across this market. Users who are looking for a large number of template newsletters and mailings will love Constant Contact, a fantastic email marketing service that has grabbed the no.2 spot in this category, while those looking to spend a little less will find Aweber and Vertical Response a bit more pocket-friendly. If your business has a large number of subscribers already, MailChimp could be a great choice for you. This service has a specialist high-volume intelligent delivery system that makes it easy to send tens of millions of emails every month to up to three million subscribers. While this service is, as you would expect, pretty costly, the ability to send great marketing emails to this many users using a fantastic, robust system is a real asset for your business. 

Email marketing services have become a mainstay of online marketing, with these services offering users the ability to get in touch with their existing subscribers and find new customers using stunning and informative email mail drops. These services offer unparalleled tools and features that help you manage and monitor the distribution of marketing emails as well as helping you to see what impact they are having. Regardless of which service you’re thinking about, you’ll find everything you need to know about the major players in this category at No.1Reviews – hit the link and head over to learn more today!

Friday, 17 May 2013

Cougar Dating Websites Reviews


Cougar Dating Sites

The term "Cougars" refers to older women who are looking for younger men, and the dating niche of Cougar Dating Sites has thus emerged, allowing older women to find younger men online and vice versa. Also, known as Older Women Dating Sites, MILF Dating Sites or Toyboy Dating Sites, these sites (like all dating sites) allow you to sign up, create a profile, add photographs (and, in some cases, videos) of yourself and communicate with other members on the site. The sites allow you to perform simple as well as advanced online searches for members in your local area that match your requirements.

Once you have a set of search results, you can then browse these members' photo albums and view their videos, as well as wink or flirt with them in order to express an interest. You can also bookmark other members' profile pages by adding them to your Hotlist. There are a variety of communication tools available on these dating sites, the main one being the built-in email client that allows you to email other members without revealing your own personal email address, although for this you will need fully paid-up premium membership. Premium members (and also free members on certain sites) may then also reply to your emails. Other, more advanced communication tools include video tools, voice introductions and instant messenger.

Our top choice in this category has to be the popular site Older Women Dating, which basically does what it says on the tin. This site is part of the SuccessfulMatch network of dating sites, which has grown and grown over the years. It has many members, lots of great features, is very user friendly and is competitively priced. Runners up in this category include Date A Cougar, Be Cougar, Cougar Life and Cougared.

Whilst these sites are not explicitly sexual as such, (at least not in the same way as our reviewed adult dating sites or swinger dating sites are sexual) by their very nature they mainly cater for those looking for short-term hookups with no strings attached. If you're looking for a short-term MILF hookup (or if you are a MILF yourself looking for a toyboy) then this category of dating sites is for you. But, as predominantly PG-rated rated sites, they are also targeted at older women and younger men who are looking for a more permanent relationship (sexual or otherwise).

In many ways, cougar dating websites are the flipside of the coin from sugar daddy dating websites, which feature older men (sugar daddies) looking for younger women (sugar babies) and vice versa.

If you're interested, check out our Cougar Dating Reviews for more info!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Filipino Dating Website Reviews

Filipino Dating

Variety is the spice of life, so they say! It’s easy to be caught in the same routine day in, day out, meeting the same people from the same places, saying (pretty much) the same things. Why not make a movement away from familiarity, towards making diverse and interesting decisions in life, using the increasingly-popular medium of internet dating? The great thing about internet dating is that it can introduce you to people from all walks of life, from new and exotic places. You can meet new friends, discover a new romance or potentially even find love! And there are plenty of sites willing to help you find those fresh and exciting relationships. Some of the most exciting of these sorts of websites are those which focus on Filipino dating because they not only offer you the change to talk with (and hopefully meet with) attractive Filipina ladies, they also offer you a glimpse into another way of living and maybe even the opportunity to travel to the Philippines for yourself.

How do these sites work? Well essentially you create a ‘profile’, a unique page all about yourself, what you like doing and what you want in life. You can upload photos and really make it your own. Other people (most notably women in the Philippines), do the same. You can each search for the sort of person you’re looking for based on their personality, outlook on life, age and more, and the website will show you everyone who meets your criteria. From there you simply send them a message and get chatting! All of the sites we’ve reviewed will allow you to chat via a sort of ‘email’ system, some even offering live chats using microphones and webcams. There’s often no initial financial commitment with these sites, you’re free to create a profile and check out other profiles with no cost, although extra services will require you to pay a fee (the prices and terms are specific to each site so please check out our review pages).

Our Filipino dating websites reviews will help to guide you through the ins and outs of online dating. They compare important aspects of each site to help you decide which site will best suit your personality and what you’re looking for. Consider our number 1 Filipino dating site, Filipino Cupid: we felt that your “chances of getting a date” were higher on this site than any other, giving it 5 out of 5 stars because it has over 20 million users through its Cupid Media Network. It gains an outstanding review for the “features” it offers its users too. “Features” are often important because they’re generally concerned with how you are able to communicate with the other members on a site. Are you able to find who you’re looking for quickly, for example? Can you send them presents to show you’re interested, or add them to a list of your favourite members? These can all be important factors in helping you get in touch with the people you’re interested in. Blossoms.com is our second highest-rated Filipino dating site because as well as offering a great service, it also offers superb value for money (by which we mean the service is worth the money you pay, not that it’s ‘cheap’.)

There are so many exciting opportunities brought to you through dating websites. If you’re looking for a new zest for life, perhaps even if you’re looking for love, then let the people of the Philippines take you by the hand and lead you into a new and colourful world.

USA Babysitting Website Reviews

Babysitting Websites USA
Aren’t kids great? Those little bundles of energy, running, jumping, vomiting... Okay so despite their many pleasures kids can also be a bit of a handful at times. Well luckily help is at hand! We have put together a comprehensive set of reviews for USA babysitting websites to help with any teething troubles.

Actually ‘babysitting websites’ is a little misleading because although a number of the sites we review do primarily provide babysitting services, most of them offer other avenues for domestic bliss. These range from nannying services, pet care, elderly care, housekeeping, tutors, cooks and more. You can even combine elements of each, requesting, for example, a part time nanny who is willing to cook for the kids, do a bit of housework and help with their homework! These USA babysitting websites reviews consider each site on its own merit and in comparison with other sites. Whilst some may specialise in short notice babysitting needs, others may be focused on long-term live-in au pair services. Our star rating system reflects this diversity by assessing each site’s “variety of services” , how well those services are described and how many families and carers it has to offer. It also takes into account the testimonials of previous customers to try and gain some sense of the quality of the service provided.

You may decide to use a babysitting website for a variety of reasons, and we have not forgotten or ignored the employment possibilities raised through using such sites. If you are looking to move abroad and work with children, for example, we have reviewed a number of au pair websites with you in mind. These reviews will identify the support networks in place prior to moving and after having moved. It will highlight whether or not the site informs you about issues such as potential costs to you as an employee or your rights on a working visa. Equally it considers the site’s usefulness if you’re a family looking to hire someone for care around the home by discussing their customer care services and charges for membership, as well as how easy the site is to use and understand.

Our standout winner was SitterCity.com because it offered a huge range of services but also had large enough employee numbers to offer you some choice in who you employ. Its history / success rate (over 1 million people were provided with jobs and care) was also a big factor in its accomplishment. Similarly, GreatAuPair.com offered a strong variety of services. 3rd place went to AuPair.com, which had a real international feel and offers very good value for money for anyone considering a caring career abroad.

The care services provided by a number of these websites are very exciting. Whilst some act as companies who you pay to provide a babysitting service now and then, others simply allow you to find individuals whom you hire privately. Either way, if you’re looking for some help around the home then take a look at our reviews, we’re sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what’s available.

UK Babysitting Website Reviews

UK Babysitting Websites
Every parent needs a bit of help now and then, whether it’s someone to look after the kids for a night out or a person to offer a hand with picking them up from school and doing a bit of cleaning around the house. Although we use the phrase UK Babysitting Websites, this category actually covers a greater variety of services which are available to UK families who are looking to hire someone to help with every day family life.

A “babysitter” is generally considered someone above the age of 16 who comes to your house and takes care of your children whilst you’re out (and maybe eats all the food in your fridge!). Their work is short term (a few hours, perhaps every week or so) and often paid at an hourly rate. Many of the sites we’ve reviewed in this category will allow families to post jobs for babysitters or allow babysitters to advertise their services using a personal profile, which a family can respond to. But these reviews aren’t focused on just babysitting, we also scoured the internet for websites that offer long-term contracts, live-in positions and more. Take, for example, our au pair website reviews: some sites are set up to link employees with families who are looking for someone to take a more active and intrinsic role in their family. Au pairs are often live-in employees (meaning they live in your house and are provided with a private room and a personal wage) who will spend a lot of their time looking after your children and home or running errands. There are also other sites which offer tutoring, nannying, cooking and cleaning services, so it’s worth checking out what exactly those entail before signing up with any one in particular.

There are great benefits to using our UK babysitting website reviews over, say, the classifieds in the local newspaper. One of the key benefits is that we have compared the top sites used in the UK to discern which qualities and pitfalls they have. You won’t have this sort of competitive comparison in a newspaper advert. Secondly, because the internet is interactive, you may be able to read feedback from customers who have hired individuals previously. A number of the better websites we review will also provide good customer support, meaning that you can contact them if you have any issues along the way. We’ve used a star system, as well as a written report, to tell you what we think of each website and to help you decide if it meets your individual needs. In this category we have focused on the “volume of registered users” and the “quality & content of ads/listings” because we feel that these two qualities are vital in offering you choice and quality. If a site has very few registered users then the choice of employees available is limited. Equally, if the quality of their adverts is substandard, then you won’t be able to make an informed decision as to whether or not they would suit your family dynamic.

Our top babysitting website for the UK market was FindABabysitter.com because it offered babysitting, housekeeping and elderly care. We also felt that its strong emphasis on child safety and very competitive rates made it reliable and excellent value for money. In second place is Care.com Childcare, for its high volume of users and informative, personalised advertisement options. Easy Aupair takes the bronze medal because it offers a professionally run and extensive database, matching for families who are looking for au pairs from around the world. These websites, and many others that we have reviewed, offer a great service to ease some of life’s daily stresses and to help you enjoy your family life.

US Roommate Websites Reviews

Find a Roommate Websites
Finding a roommate online or a new place to stay can be hard work. There are plenty of roommate websites to choose from, each promising to unveil the secret to domestic harmony. So how do you choose? We’ve put together a list of USA roommate website reviews after having researched the big hitters and some of the lesser-known sites available to you. Some of them have a particular focus (such as finding roommates for pupils who are about to start college) whilst others offer a variety of services for landlords and room seekers. The site you use may well depend on whether you’re looking for a like-minded person to share a room or a group of people with whom to rent a property. They say the family of the 21st century is made up of friends and not relatives, and if that’s true then the roommates you choose to live with could have an influence on many aspects of your life.

There are clearly benefits and pitfalls to using a website to find accommodation or roommates as opposed to finding them in the offline world. Vital to this is the fact that you don’t know the person you may be about to move in with...yet. ‘Yet’ is key because a number of the sites we review offer the means to talk directly with potential landlords and roommates, a system we wholly recommend taking advantage of. It’s a scary business to move in with someone you’ve never even spoken to and roommate disagreements are one of the main reasons students cite for dropping out of college, so the more you know about someone before moving, in the less likely you’ll be to fall out. Of course a way around this is simply to move in with your already-existent friends, but this isn’t always possible. This is where the online process comes into its own. Generally speaking all you need to do is create a profile, search through other people’s profiles, contact people and properties that you like and then move in.

We assess each site based on a number of important criteria which are relevant to USA roommate website reviews. Our first consideration is how likely you are to find a roommate using the site, which is a combination of how many members it has and how effective the site is at allowing you to communicate. The site’s “features” are primarily concerned with methods of communication (can you just send emails or can you hold a webcam chat?) and important aspects such as search facilities. “Customer support” is often an afterthought but when it comes to finding out your rights as a tenant or if you’re having trouble in contacting someone, it can become invaluable. None of these sites are particularly expensive, but some offer greater value for money than others. Whilst some may appear inexpensive, the service they provide may not be up to much, whereas a slightly more expensive site might offer a much more efficient service.

We selected Roomster.com as our number 1 roommate and property website because it excelled in each of those criteria. In particular you might want to use the site if you’re thinking of moving abroad, as it encompasses a vast range of countries using an in depth research and matching system. In second and third position we have Easy Roommate USA and Roommate Click, each of which offer a well designed, user-friendly system with great customer service and strong membership numbers. Take a look at our reviews, we’ve researched and written them to be as helpful as possible so to assist you in finding harmony with the roommate, tenants or property you choose.

Teach Yourself Chinese Reviews

Learn Chinese Online
Ni hao! And welcome to China! Okay so you’re not quite in Beijing yet, but we’re here with a number of reviews of websites that help you to teach yourself Chinese. There are a variety of reasons to learn Chinese, from cultural intrigue to business commerce, from a desire to watch Chinese films or read Chinese books to an exciting leisure trip to China. Whatever your reason, there are a number of websites that offer help and advice on teaching yourself Chinese.

The great thing about learning through these services is that they’re interactive, you won’t simply be sitting with a text book and not knowing if your pronunciation is right or wrong (and trust us on this, you don’t want to mispronounce words in one of the languages of China because it can completely change the meaning). Instead you can listen to native speakers say a word or phrase, repeat it and compare your performance. You can keep a track of your progress, take tests on the vocabulary you’ve picked up and more. Another great benefit of online learning is that you can do it in your own time and at your own pace. If you’ve ever been to an evening class after a hard day’s work you’ll know just how tiring it can be, and how easy it is to miss a class or two because of the intrusions of life. Teaching yourself a language using one of the courses we review means that you can simply pause a lesson and pick it up again later. You won’t be put off by the bad weather or the drive to the education centre, because the lesson is in your own home.

Our Teach Yourself Chinese reviews have been collated and compared to discern which ones offer the best service at the best prices, so that you don’t have to! If you look at one of our reviews you’ll notice a series of red stars (though in this case perhaps yellow stars might have been more appropriate given the Chinese flag); these depict our impression of how successfully each site meets a certain criteria. Take for example the first two star categories, “emphasis on speaking / punctuation” and “emphasis on writing / grammar”: these are vital elements to learning any language sufficiently for communication so any program with a low score in these areas is likely not very useful for real communication. Equally if you want to improve in these areas then it’s important to have a system which will encourage and challenge you to do so. “Ease of use / navigation” generally refers to how easy the website is to use, which can also be vital because some of the programs you use will have a strong online element so you’ll need to be able to find the appropriate parts of the site which fit in with your lesson. “Value for money” is something we constantly aim to discern, a high rating meaning that your purchase is worth the money you’re paying. Although some courses may be cheaper they may actually not be very good, so do not offer good value for money, whilst, in comparison, a great course might cost more but we feel it’s worth the extra few dollars.

Rocket Chinese gets our vote as the number 1 Chinese language program for its strong emphasis on speaker, pronunciation, writing and grammar. It’s also incredibly easy to use and offers great value for money. In a close second place we chose Rosetta Stone Chinese, one of the most well known and engaging systems which uses “Dynamic Immersion” whereby you learn without any English translation. But there are several fine systems to consider and choose from so why not take a look for yourself and see which one most captures you. Hao yun! (good luck!)

UK Dating Websites Reviews

UK Dating Sites
“All you need is love”, so sayeth The Beatles, and many tend to agree. But in today’s fast-paced world of work and general distraction, it can be hard to meet someone that you ‘click’ with. One of the biggest and most effective ways for couples to meet is now online, in the form of dating websites. We’ve been busy beavering away to bring you reviews of the top UK dating websites in a bid to save you the time and effort of working through their intricacies and to help you determine which site might be the best one to help you find a special someone.

Dating websites are essentially massive databases where single people go to tell others a bit about themselves. They do this by creating a ‘profile page’ which lets people know their ins and outs, loves and hates, dreams and aspirations. Profiles allow you to upload photos (and sometimes videos) and to explain just what (or who) you’re looking for. They are unique to every single member of the dating site and you are even able to search through all of the site’s members, specifying particular physical or social attributes that you find attractive. The vast majority of these dating sites will then match you with people who they think you’d get on with and they also provide a number of tools for you to get in touch with them, from sending flirts (winks or love hearts, for example, which tell that person you’re interested in getting to know them a bit better) to having a live chat via text, webcam and/or microphone.

There might still be some stigma about online dating, but this is far outweighed by their success. You can now find dates in your spare time, either by spending a little time browsing through others’ profiles or by having various sites email you with profiles which you might be interested in viewing. We use a star rating system to show you a glimpse of the site’s virtues. Our UK dating website reviews analyse key factors such as the “chances of getting a date” (we assume you’re interested in actually going on dates if you’re using these sites!) and the value for money each site offers. Dating websites each have their own personality and a specific variety of “features” that are in place to help you in your search for love. One might focus on matching you with people based on an in-depth analysis of your psyche based on a series of questionnaires, whilst another may focus more on providing a variety of communication tools (such as video chats or games) that help you to get to know a bit more about one another. Dating is very particular to what you enjoy doing and who you enjoy doing it with, this is reflected in the ethos and general feel of each site, as well as the support it provides, so it’s certainly worth taking into account.

Our UK dating site reviews go into some detail, which you will see for yourself. Our number 1 choice was Match.com UK, one of the biggest names around for several reasons. Primarily we felt that you were most likely to get a date using this site, and that it offered great value for money combined with excellent customer service. Second prize goes to DatingDirect.com, which focuses on – surprise surprise – a more direct approach to online dating with first-rate search features. Meetic.co.uk comes in third because it is Europe’s most popular dating site and offers its users an opportunity to meet people from different walks of life.

Dating can seem daunting but these websites offer a calm and friendly haven amongst the hubbub of every day modern life. Good luck and good hunting!

USA Music Download Websites Reviews

USA Music Download Sites
If you’re looking to download music then look no further! No1Reviews has gone through the top USA music downloads websites with a fine plectrum (or fine toothed comb if you prefer) to bring you the best in music downloads. It can be a complex and sometimes daunting marketplace because so many sites appear to offer a similar service, but there are subtle differences worth taking in to account before you part with your hard earned dollars.

First you might want to consider why you’d want to use a music download site at all. Well there are plenty of good reasons, but we feel that the best ones can be captured in one word: convenience. Want to play all 13 of The Beatles albums to your musically-ignorant friend? Well you could rifle through your old LP collection, grab the gramophone and drive over there. Or (if you weren’t born in the days of gramophones) throw a pile of CDs into a carrier bag, unhook the CD player and take them with you. Or, if you’ve joined the digital revolution, simply download the songs onto your mp3 player, put it in your pocket, and walk down the street. Music download sites make finding and accessing music quicker, easier, and a lot less straining on your back.

Our USA music download website reviews use a star system to give a visual impression of how good a site is. The first two categories, “number of tracks available” and “sound quality” are generally more important to real music enthusiasts. Most sites will contain the vast majority of well known songs and provide them at a quality that is fine for most people. If you’re the sort of person who wants to listen to an obscure Icelandic band from the 1970s in high definition through your gold-socketed $10,000 speakers then these categories are probably going to be pretty important to you. The “features” made available to you on each site is another important element that we review. These can range from building a list of favourite music to being able to play it through your TV at home. Another might be whether or not you download music (meaning that it takes up space on your computer but you keep it) or whether you stream music (you essentially listen to it as you might a radio station, but you do not keep the music on your computer so need internet access to listen to it). The features are very particular to your needs as an individual so it’s worth reading through the lists of features provided in each review. The ability to search for songs, technical support and the site’s ease of use are also important as they can prove the difference between a 5 minute fun online experience and a 30 minute hair-tearing-out-kill-self sort of experience. Lastly, though we know money isn’t everything, we do know it’s important. This is why we consider the “value for money” that each site offers its users.

Our favourite music site for the USA was Last.fm, primarily because it offers a wide range of music through which it builds personalised radio stations based on your preferences. And the best thing of all? It’s absolutely free and without adverts! In second place we have Pandora, a system which learns what you like and adapts its content to suit your tastes. In a close third place is Spotify.com, which focuses on social networking to help you share music with friends and allows you to listen to music for free. There’s a wide range of music download sites to choose from so take your time, read through our reviews and decide which one is best for you. You won’t be sorry! Now throw away that damnable gramophone, granddad!

UK Music Download Websites Reviews

UK Music Download Sites
Music has gone through a digital revolution. Gone are the days of lugging around a box full of LPs or a carrier bag full of CDs. Now entire music collections can fit in your pocket and you don’t even need to venture out to the shops to pick up the newest albums: UK music download websites allow you to find and download your favourite music at the click of a button. You can store the music on your computer or transfer it to a portable device such as an mp3 player.

Music download sites offer a range of services and packages depending on your musical needs. Whilst some charge per song, others allow you to download as many songs as you like over a particular period of time (for which you have paid a set amount). This means that anyone can benefit from using these sites, from music aficionados who want to download 10 albums a day, to casual listeners who are happy just to lie back and listen to a few classic tracks from their past. Some might argue that the loss of the “physical product” (e.g.: the CD or LP in your hand) is a loss to music, but the benefits of being able to take your music with you wherever you go are undeniable. You can even download the art work that comes with an album or single and have it appear on-screen as your music plays.

No1Reviews.com has compiled Music Download Websites (UK) reviews to provide an up to date account of the pros and cons of the best sites available on the market today. We’ve taken into account a variety of important factors to help you decide which one might best suit your personality and budget. Although many of the sites will have the most common songs, the number of tracks available is often relevant if you want to find a track that is more obscure. A higher star rating in this section means that you’re more likely to find the music you’re after. The sound quality of the tracks available is also reviewed to show the clarity and quality of the music; whilst most of these sites offer a perfectly fine quality of download, others provide music that is of the quality that DJs or real music enthusiasts will long for. It is also worth reading through the list of features that we provide on each review. Some music download websites will, for example, offer free downloadable software for sorting and playing music, or the ability to play your music through multiple devices (in the house or portable devices). Features can be very particular to your individual needs so it’s worth making sure the site is offering what you’ll need.

Our No.1 Choice award went to Napster UK because it covers all the bases and simply goes above and beyond other music websites in a number of ways. It’s a user-friendly site which allows you to choose from over 15 million songs. The site provides unlimited streaming at a very reasonable price, meaning that you can listen to as much music as you want at a very reasonable price indeed. In second place was Spotify UK, a music site with an in depth social networking aspect that allows you to easily share your music tastes with others. There are plenty to choose from, though, each offering a slightly different service to suit your individual music needs, whether it’s keeping up with the very latest music or rocking out to a few golden oldies.

SEO Software & Subscription Websites Reviews

SEO Software Reviews
Unless you’ve been trapped in a cave for the last 10 years you’ll know that the internet has a massive impact on public awareness. Okay, sometimes we don’t all need to see a video of a hamster lying on a piano eating popcorn, but the potential of the internet to share news and information is undeniably important, particularly if you want to attract people to your website. In a kernel, SEO software and subscription websites offer you the opportunity to increase the traffic (the number of visitors who view a site) to your website, helping you to get your site more online recognition.

If you’re a relatively small store you might wonder why your website doesn’t receive much traffic. Well there’s a lot of competition out there and the internet is a very busy place. Investing some time and money into SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) software might demystify a number of reasons why you’re not getting the attention you deserve and how you can go about improving on attracting business. But how do you decide which software is right for you? Well, there are a myriad of possibilities and subtle differences which are worth considering. For example, some software packages need to be stored on your computer whilst others offer an online version which will allow you to access your information from anywhere where an internet connection is accessible. They might offer a variety of data reports, some in graphs, others in tables, others simply as text. You need to think about what sort of presentation style suits you and your website and which information you will find most valuable. Also consider how much data you’ll realistically want to analyse: a major corporation might require more than a website which sells 10 kinds of coat buttons. As with so many things it’s all about your individual needs in the marketplace.

Choosing ‘the one’ isn’t easy but we’ve examined, used and reviewed all the key players to bring you a comprehensive list of SEO Software and Subscription Websites reviews, with our own thoughts on what they have to offer and who they are best suited to. We have analysed vital elements of each site and the software they offer including the tools they provide and any training that they offer. Some of the software can seem complex so we feel it is important that they provide adequate support to use it effectively. Therefore we consider each website’s level of customer support to be particularly important. We’re also aware that money is an essential consideration, so we take in to account whether or not we feel that the product and service provided offers good value for money by breaking down the costs of various packages on offer.

Although we’re sure you’ll want to read about several of these sites before coming to any sort of decision, our number 1 review went to SEOmoz PRO for its high quality and vast range of web-based tools for managing SEO. This made it useful to simple websites or for much larger organizations. In second position is SEO Powersuite, a piece of software with a flexible 4-part system which enables users to navigate key aspects of its software with ease. It’s a brave but sometimes mystifying world out there in internet-land. If you want to optimise the likelihood of your website appearing in online searches then SEO software is a great way to go about doing it. Why not take some time to read through our in depth reviews, visit some of the sites you’re most interested in and find out if they might be able to offer your website the online presence it deserves.

Business VOIP Services Reviews

Business VOIP Reviews
Are you tired of spending so much money on your telephone bills? In today’s world fast and efficient communication is paramount but it can often come at a high price. Business VOIP services are a great way to cut down on the cost of telephone calls, they allow you to talk with others anywhere in the world at a set rate or using a prepaid package with some services even offering free calls. VOIP stands for Voice Over Internet Protocol, a somewhat fancy acronym for what is essentially a service that allows you to use an internet connection, rather than a basic landline or mobile/cell phone connection, to make calls.

The range of services on offer differs from site to site, some providing cheap or free PC to PC communications, others offering more advanced options which are perfect for business users. Take, for example, the “auto-attendant” feature which is available on a number of the sites we have reviewed. This feature effectively answers your calls for you and routes them to the most appropriate destination (customer services, or stock orders for example). You might also be interested in the various voicemail features that VOIP can offer, which provide both voice and email notifications regarding missed calls. The knock on effect is that you’re not ignoring your callers and with a selection of calling plans and packages, you can choose which features will best help your business to connect with the outside world at the lowest price.

Our business VOIP services reviews focus on a number of key elements which are vital in deciding which service is most appropriate for you. One of the most important aspects of each service is its “call clarity and quality” because we’re sure you don’t want callers to meet a crackling reception or – worst of all – to be cut off. This is also why we judge each service on its reliability and customer support, both important foundations for operating a smooth business and representing a professional demeanour. Each of these elements (and several more) are judged using a star rating system, which gives you a brief visual overview of their standards, as well as a more detailed written analysis of the services on offer. We break down the specific costs and packages available to help demonstrate the savings you can make, comparing those costs with others in the market and suggesting which services we feel offer the best value for money.

RingCentral got top marks in our reviews of Business VOIP services as it offers award winning services with outstanding features such as apps that have been developed for Androids, Blackberries and iPhones at a very competitive price. PhonePower came in 2nd, providing a range of flexible domestic, international and Hosted PBX packages with a landline quality of sound. If you feel your business is simply spending too much on calls then one of these sites (or indeed one of the many other VOIP service websites that we have reviewed), might offer the quality and cost you’ve been looking for.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

International Call Services Reviews


International Phonecard Services
One of the latest categories of products and services we have reviewed is International Call Services, exploring the various ways in which users can make cheap and easy international calls. These days, the global community is larger than ever – almost everyone knows someone (for example a friend or family member) that lives or works abroad and the wide swathe of new technology (most of which is fuelled by the internet) makes it easier than ever to get in touch with them. Although sending an email or message on Facebook or Twitter provides people with instant messaging capabilities, you can’t beat the connection you can make with someone when you talk to them on the telephone. With this in mind, a wide range of services have sprung up to cater to this market and we were excited to get the low-down on exactly what they all have to offer.

The International Call Services we have reviewed in this category span a number of different sectors, but all of them provide users with some of the lowest per-minute call rates available anywhere on the market. Many services these days operate using voip-calling (voice over internet protocol), meaning an internet connection would be necessary to make calls. Not all of the services we have considered in this category work in this way however, with others being based on ‘callback’ services or ‘access numbers’ (both of which working as a ‘middle man’ to connect the user to their intended recipient at a reduced rate). Most of these services are simple and easy to use but, as always, No.1 Reviews has considered all of the pitfalls and potential problems so you don’t have to, giving you all of the information you need to choose the right service in this competitive market.

Clearly one of the most important considerations when assessing services in this category is the price-per-minute of calls to specific countries. In order to help our readers find the best deal, we have included in our reviews the per-minute costs of calls to a range of commonly called countries (thereby helping our users compare like-for-like). Our Number 1 Choice award in this category goes to Rebtel, an excellent service that allows users to access low-cost international calling through a range of methods. We were particularly impressed that users of Rebtel could make calls through wifi, 3G and through calling local access numbers, making the service not only great value, but versatile too. A range of other features including SMS messaging, remote access calling cards and collect calling makes Rebtel a clear winner in this category, so we definitely recommend that our readers check out what it has to offer.

That said, there were a range of other services that also impressed us, finding their way into the top ten in this category. JaJah, a Telefonica brand (part of the same group as communications giant, O2) and the ever popular Lebara Mobile, Vopium and EvaPhone all made it into our top five in this category. We were also impressed by the cost-saving features on offer with LycaMobile, a service that has seen a boost in advertising presence recently and so may already be fairly well known amongst our readers. All in all, we had fun checking out exactly how callers save so much money with these services and suggest that everyone gives them a try!

US Cashback Websites Reviews


US Cashback Websites
In parallel to our reviews of UK Cashback Websites, we have also taken the time to undertake a thorough review of the major players when it comes to USA Cashback Websites. Although this category is relatively small, totalling only six in number, we’re sure that our readers will find a service in our listings that suits their needs helps them save money. In these cash-strapped times households need to find every way they can of saving money and, indeed, generating even more cash, so these websites really help stretch the household budget and make it go that little bit further. Although far more developed in the UK than it presently is in the USA, we’re sure this market will take off as Americans everywhere tighten their belts and embrace being thrifty!

Most Cashback Websites that operate in the USA generate money by encouraging shoppers to undertake their online shopping using a number of affiliate links to specific brands or outlets. The money generated is then returned, in proportion to the customer’s purchase, to the end user. This isn’t the only way in which these sites generate income however, and prospective users should take care to find a service that permits them to generate cashback in as many ways as possible. Common methods include: searching the web (using a dedicated search bar), carrying out surveys and quizzes for partner organizations, shopping in the site’s dedicated online store, reading sponsored emails, watching videos, inviting friends to join and even playing games online! Depending on the site, and how much spare time you have, you can earn a small amount each month by making minor changes to your online shopping and browsing habits.

Our top-rated service in this category is Swagbucks, picking up our No.1 Choice Award in this category simply for being a brilliant service that helps users up and down the USA save money and generate a small additional income. At this site, users generate Swagbucks or “SB’s” through their online activity and can exchange them for a wide range of prizes, coupons, gift certificates or simply cash (via a PayPal transfer). Earning Swagbucks is also a fun, and occasionally addictive, pastime and many users report whiling away the hours on the site out of choice, irrespective of the money they earn doing so. Simply put, if you’re looking for new ways to pay for things you’ve always wanted, whilst also benefiting in new ways from purchases you already make or intend to make, Swagbucks is for you.

Even though this category is one of the smallest we have reviewed in a while, there’s still a lot going on here that got us excited. MyPoints, the service that took the number 2 spot in this category is a great points based rewards system that gives members a little something back when they shop online, while eBates is a great service that has already allowed members to cash out more than $100m in rebates from their online purchases.

If you’re looking for a way to generate additional income from your existing purchases, perhaps even to pay for something new that you really want, give the sites we have reviewed in this category a go – we’re sure you won’t be disappointed. What’s more, most of them are free, so you really have nothing to lose!

UK Cashback Websites Reviews


UK Cashback Websites
Life can be difficult in ‘austerity Britain’, so it’s helpful when you can find ways to save money on your purchases. UK Cashback Websites go one better, offering users real cashback on their online (and occasionally offline) shopping from a wide range of outlets, brands and stores. A relatively new phenomenon, UK Cashback Websites join ‘Daily Deals’ sites and coupon websites as part of a the swathe of ways that cash-strapped shoppers can get a little back from their purchases. As always with the categories we review at No.1 Reviews, there is a range of different services on the market, so it’s often difficult to decide which service seems right for your particular needs. No.1 Reviews helps you by considering the various positive and negative aspects of each service, giving you all of the information you need to make the right choice.

Although all UK Cashback Websites generally work in broadly the same way, the precise ways in which users can ‘earn’ money do differ a little from site to site. Most sites are free to join and generate money using targeted advertising and affiliate marketing and then pass the money created on to the end user. In terms of earning opportunities, most users generate cashback through online shopping via sponsored links, but this isn’t the only activity that users can undertake in order to earn cashback from their online activities. Users can also complete surveys, fill out forms, watch sponsored videos or adverts, read sponsored emails, playing games, inviting friends to join the site and more. Those with a bit of spare time can earn generous cashback without spending a penny if they choose the right site for them.

The clear winner in this category is QuidCo, a fantastic service that has seen a massive boost in popularity recently due to a fairly intensive advertising campaign. We enjoyed using this site and can see why millions of users have already joined up and started earning cashback. QuidCo users can earn cashback at more than 3,300 retailers and outlets and at a number of major brands including Argos, HMV, M&S, Debenhams, Tesco and more. QuidCo also offers users a wide range of great additional features that make it easy to earn cashback – such as offline shopping, the QuidCo App, printable vouchers and coupons and much more. Finally, QuidCo is also a great user community, giving users the chance to get to know one another and share their money-saving and cashback tips and tricks.

Although QuidCo came out on top in this category, we were still impressed by what was on offer at other services and suggest that our readers check out a couple of our reviews before they decide on which service is right for them. TopCashback, our No.2 ranked product in this category for example, is completely free of charge and also offers cashback at a host of national brands and retailers. Maximiles is another great service that appeared in our top ten in this category, providing users with an innovative loyalty-points based system that, instead of offering users cash in return for their purchases, lets them save points that can be exchanged for great prizes such as iPods, TV’s and more. If you’re looking to get a little more out of your shopping – look no further!

Weight Loss Books Reviews


Weight Loss Books
Given the popularity of Weight Loss Books and Diet Books, it was only a matter of time before we gave them the No.1 Reviews treatment! Combined with our consideration of Weight Loss Programs, our reviews of Weight Loss Books brings together in one place all of the information you need in order to decide which diet is most likely to produce the best results for you. This is great news given how many products there are on the market, all of which claim to have the newest angle or the latest scientific formula that’s guaranteed to result in weight loss. Our reviews of these products assess all of these Weight Loss Books based on the same objective criteria: their success rate, user testimonials, ease of use, features, additional materials and value for money; so once you’ve read through the reviews in this category, you should have everything you need to make an informed decision about which diet plan to try.

As noted in our Buying Guide for this category, weight loss books are written from a number of different perspectives and as such, no one individual book will be suitable for all dieters. The plethora of weight loss books on the market are written by nutritionists, fitness experts, weight loss experts, medical doctors, celebrities and even ordinary people and collectively cover a wide range of different angles, timescales and overall aims. Some books aim give followers the tools they need to make serious, long-term and self-driven changes to their diet and health in order to sustain healthy, long-term weight loss. Other books (unashamedly) concentrate on short-term weight loss, providing followers with strict dietary plans, recipes and guidelines to produce quick results. As you would expect, our in-depth, expert reviews of these products identify the type of diet you can expect from each one and the timetable for results, as well as the particular theme of the diet. All of this information should help our readers make a decision about which one is right for them.

Tom Venuto’s ‘Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle’ comes out on top, taking the No.1 Choice award in this category. Although you may not have heard about this product before (it certainly doesn’t have the sort of instant recognition that other books, such as Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution, have) we were incredibly impressed by the comprehensiveness of the product and everything it had to offer. Advertised as a ‘fat loss’ program and not a ‘weight loss’ program, ‘Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle’ is a one-stop-shop for reducing the amount of fat you’re carrying whilst also improving muscle mass. The subject of a number of positive reviews and hailed by Oprah Magazine as one of the best Weight Loss Books in the business, we’re sure that you’ll see positive results by using this book.

That’s not to say we weren’t impressed by other services in this category. The ever popular ‘The Truth About Abs’ took the number 2 spot, whilst blockbusters such as Lisa Lillien’s ‘Hungry Girl 1-2-3’, Marisa Peer’s ‘You Can Be Thin’ and the creepily successful ‘I Can Make You Thin’, by hypnosis expert Paul McKenna all appear in our top ten in this category. If you’re looking for a way to lose weight and you’re not sure which book or plan to choose, head over to our extensive reviews into the best Weight Loss Books on the market for the ‘skinny’ on everything you need to know to choose the right diet for you.

Golf Books Reviews


Golf Books
Golf is widely known as one of the most popular sports in the world. Played by millions upon millions of enthusiasts across the globe, golf is widely enjoyed as a recreational hobby or as a serious sport in its own right. The Golf Books we have reviewed aim to give golfers of every skill level, from the most amateur to the experienced pro, the help, information, encouragement and advice that they need to improve their game. A sporting industry worth more than $75 billion a year, it’s little surprise that a great many Golf Books have flooded the market in recent years, written by everyone from interested amateurs (such as “Bobby Jones on Golf”) to professionals (such as Harvey Penick's Little Red Book) and even celebrities who have an interest in the sport. With so many products on the market, it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you and will help you the most when it comes to improving your technique, performance and style in this most godly of games.

The precise content and style of these products varies considerably between products, although some key features appear in all of them. Some books concentrate on technical prowess and come complete with diagrams and instructions informing players about how to execute particular swings or how to approach challenging courses or situations. Other books provide more tacit advice through anecdotes and stories told by golfing greats of days gone by. Many readers will find the hints and tips contained in these books invaluable, but will also find them to be great reads too. The manner in which these books are marketed is important too – those that are distributed as e-books will often contain a variety of forms of multimedia, meaning readers can benefit from demonstrations, videos, interactive diagrams and more. Standard paper-print books, however, do not come with any such features but may be appropriate for carrying with you in your golf bag!

The winning product in this category is “The Simple Golf Swing”, a product that aims to improve a reader’s swing (and thus their entire technique, performance and game) with considerable ease and little effort on behalf of the player. “The Simple Golf Swing” introduces the player to new ideas that improve their swing technique, placing less stress on the lower back and therefore improving reliability and consistency and reducing the likelihood of injury. The book reminds players that getting a good golf swing right in the first place is often the beginning of future successes. What we loved about it was its simplicity – far from being a lengthy list of do’s and don’ts, this product introduces players to a simple, easy to follow technique that will improve their swing – it’s as easy as that.

With 15 products reviewed in this category, it’s unsurprising that we had other favorites, too. “How to Break 80” is a great instructional on how to improve your game, develop more consistency in your playing and building the strength and reliability of your shots. What’s more, at just $32, “How to Break 80” doesn’t break the bank either! If you’re budget is even smaller, however, “How to Practice Your Golf Swing Like the Pros” is available for just $4.97 and provides a range of hints and tips to help improve your game. Give this new category a go if golf is your thing!
 
 
 
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