Explanations and instructions of all things Writing.Com.
Members join Writing.Com in order to be read and reviewed. The best way to increase the number of reviews you receive is to review others. That being said, a little effort on your part will increase the number of reviews you receive.
Use an eye-catching title and description!
Your item is competing with many others for reviews. To increase your chances of being seen and selected, make sure you think of an interesting title and description. A title of "Work In Progress" with little else in the description does not encourage members to click or entice them to review.
Add a Content Rating!
By default, member filters are set to exclude anything rated higher than 18+. If you don't add a content rating, then your item will not be seen in the public listings by the majority of members. See "Content Rating System (CRS)" for further instruction on setting your content ratings.
Give meaningful feedback in your reviews.
You are more likely to receive return reviews if you put some effort into your reviews rather than just saying, "Good Job!" See "Guidelines To Great Reviewing" for some tips on writing your reviews.
Review items that resemble your own writing.
If you only write poetry, review other poets. If you only write horror, review other horror stories. Reviewing like items will increase the possibility of return reviews as many reviewers choose to stay within their comfort zone when reviewing.
Request return reviews in your signature.
Post a link at the bottom of your review that the author might enjoy reading and providing feedback for in a return review.
Make your reviews Public!
Public reviews increase your visibility and other members may click on your portfolio after seeing a review you posted
If you don't have time to review, there are other options available to increase the number of reviews you receive.
Advertise your item on "The Shameless "Plug" Page"
All members are welcome to post items for review.
Request reviews for your item on "The Review Request Page"
Be specific in your request in order to get the most out of the reviews you receive.
You can try paying for reviews using "Auto-Rewards" .
Offering gift points for reviews generally increases the number of reviews you receive, however, it is not a guarantee of quality reviews so you should determine the number of gift points to give with that in mind. Remember that you can always send more gift points to a reviewer that gives outstanding feedback.
Sponsor your items using the BidClick system.
This is "Pay Per Click" advertising. Your item will be advertised in different areas around Writing.Com depending on the Bid you set up. When members click on the link, gift points will be deducted from your account. For complete information, see "BidClick System: Sponsored Items, Links & Genres" .
Utilize the Review Forums
Some members offer reviews in return for a set gift point payment. Others offer reviews just because you requested one. Keep in mind that these forums are run by members that have offline lives and at times, this may hinder their ability to review items in a set time frame.
Peruse the Public Review page for quality reviewers.
Use the Public Review page to find a reviewer that gives the level of feedback you are seeking. Email the member and offer gift points in return for a review or review an item in their portfolio with quality feedback and request a review in return. 1