This Editorial Guidelines page outlines my transparency and adherence to various standards, legal and governing bodies regarding the content at brendanaw.com.
I take great pride in the quality of my content, ensuring that my writers and myself create original, accurate, engaging content free of ethical concerns or conflicts.
If you encounter an article you believe could be improved, please email me at [email protected].
My Content Integrity Promise
I’m not just about sharing insights for creators…
I’m deeply committed to the integrity of every piece of content.
I understand that for you to build and grow a successful creator business, you need information that’s both accurate and trustworthy.
(considering how much misinformation or bold claims there are out there…)
Every article, guide, and resource published reflects this commitment. My team and I have spent countless hours diving deep into the creator business landscape to ensure that what you read here is up-to-date and actionable.
Authenticity and relevance are at the forefront of everything I share.
The creator business world is constantly changing, and as it evolves, so will the content here. If there’s ever a need to update or refine what I’ve written, I promise to do so transparently, keeping you in the loop every step.
Your trust means everything to me, and this Content Integrity Promise is my way of honoring and upholding that trust.
I’m all about ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the content I share with my fellow creators.
I’ve got a fantastic team behind me, and together, we ensure every bit of information is spot-on and thoroughly checked.
I’ve handpicked these pros not just for their top-notch journalistic skills but also for their meticulous attention to detail.
Their main gig?
Double-check everything, from the nitty-gritty technical details to the latest stats, ensuring everything’s up-to-date and on point.
It’s all about transparency and keeping you in the loop.
Your trust means the world to me, and I’m dedicated to living up to it.
If you spot something off or have feedback… drop me an email at [email protected] and I’ll get it fixed.
Legal Compliance and Adherence to Various Standards
To be legally compliant and adhere to Google’s policies, we also include the following information on our website:
- Terms of Service: The Terms of Service page outlines the rules and guidelines for using my website.
- Disclaimers: The Disclaimers page highlights my policy on affiliates, testimonials, third-party sites, external links and various other clauses.
- User Engagement: I encourage my readers to share their thoughts, experiences, and feedback on our content, fostering community, interaction and inclusivity.
I’m fully committed to delivering fresh, authentic and one-of-a-kind content…
Whether it’s my insights or contributions from talented freelance writers and guest authors, the aim is to offer perspectives you won’t find elsewhere.
Every article, review or guide on this website is crafted from scratch. I hold myself and all contributors to a strict anti-plagiarism standard. If there’s any hint of borrowed or copied content from other sources, we address it promptly.
Before anything is published, I ensure it goes through a meticulous review process. We accurately cite our sources, giving you the confidence to trust what you’re reading and the opportunity to explore further if desired.
Writers have to follow a strict checklist while editors and myself act as the final layers of defense.
While we adhere strictly to various important guidelines such as copyright laws and intellectual property rights, we also follow additional measures to maintain the utmost integrity in our content.
Whether it involves an image, video or quote, we make sure we have obtained proper permissions or provided appropriate attribution. Furthermore, we are always cautious about respecting trademarks and patents while valuing everyone’s rights.
Mistakes can occur occasionally; however, when they do happen, I take swift action to rectify them.
Whether that involves deleting any content, making corrections or taking any other appropriate measures, rest assured that I am committed to ensuring everything is done per the rules and regulations.
- Copyright Law of the United States
- FTC Guidelines on Disclosures
- Society of Professional Journalists Ethics Code
- Fair Use
Please note that while these are some of the primary guidelines we adhere to, there may be additional standards and practices we follow to maintain content integrity.
Objectivity is at the heart of everything I do. I want to assure you that my writers, editors, and I are dedicated to providing content that’s not just informative but also unbiased.
No writer, contributor, editor or even myself is allowed to give special treatment to any external resource, be it a company, publication, video, affiliate, or website, based on personal or professional relationships. The content must remain untainted by any potential conflicts of interest.
The FTC Guidelines on Disclosures bind everyone who contributes to brendanaw.com.
What does this mean for you?
Every writer is obligated to be transparent about any financial or personal relationship that might influence their perspective.
They’ll let you know if they’ve received any goods, services, or other benefits from a source. It’s all about ensuring that your content is genuine and free from hidden agendas.
Your trust is invaluable, and I’m committed to upholding it with transparency and objectivity in every content on brendanaw.com.
AI Content Usage
My team and I sometimes use AI writing software to assist us in generating content ideas, optimizing content for SEO, and even drafting parts of our content.
These tools help us maintain efficiency and produce high-quality content while adhering to Google’s AI guidelines.
But you’ll never find a published article that is:
- 100% AI generated
- Not fact-checked
- Not supported by credible sources
- Not edited to my writing style
- Not checked for plagiarism
- Without my expertise and experience
We always ensure that I (Editor-in-Chief) and my experienced team members (writers, editors and content managers) review and edit the content to maintain a distinctively human touch and uphold our commitment to providing genuine, unbiased information.
Our review methodology ensures our content is accurate, reliable, and top-notch. So, let’s dive into how we do our thing and keep things transparent and objective.
Our review process consists of the following steps:
- Product Selection: We carefully choose products and services to review based on their relevance, popularity, and demand within our niche, considering the needs and preferences of our target audience.
- Research and Analysis: Our team thoroughly researches each product or service, gathering information from various sources, including manufacturer websites, user reviews, and expert opinions. We analyze each product’s features, benefits, and drawbacks, as well as its performance, quality, and value for money.
- Hands-on Testing (when applicable): Whenever possible, we test the products ourselves to gain firsthand experience and provide our readers with a more accurate and detailed assessment.
- Evaluation and Scoring: We evaluate each product based on predetermined criteria, such as functionality, design, ease of use, and overall performance. We assign a score to each product, which helps us rank and compare them. This is usually one to five stars or a unique scoring system created to evaluate a particular product type, like in our AI Detector article.
- Disclosure of Affiliate Relationships: Per FTC guidelines, we disclose any affiliate relationships or partnerships with brands, agencies, or influencer networks. We ensure that these disclosures are clear and visible within our reviews.
- Writing the Review: Our reviews are written by a combination of our in-house team, freelance writers and myself, with extensive experience using the software personally. We strive to provide our readers with valuable insights and actionable recommendations.
- Regular Updates: We regularly update our reviews to ensure the information remains accurate, relevant, and up-to-date.
We judge products and services based on a few general criteria:
- Functionality: Does it do what it’s supposed to? Does it live up to the hype?
- Design and Aesthetics: Is it easy on the eyes and well-designed? What about the user interface?
- Ease of Use: Can anyone pick it up and start using it? Is it user-friendly?
- Quality and Durability: Is it made to last and perform well over time?
- Value for Money: Is it worth the price tag? How does it stack up against competitors?
- Customer Support: Can you count on the manufacturer or service provider to help you out when needed?
However, some products and services require more specific criteria for proper evaluation.
We do include those when applicable in our individual reviews and roundup articles.
Keeping It Real
We’re all about transparency and objectivity in our reviews.
While we might get some compensation (like cash, freebies, or services) for sponsored posts and affiliate marketing, our opinions and recommendations come from our genuine thoughts, findings, beliefs, and experiences.
We don’t let partnerships or sponsorships sway us.
We encourage you to double-check any:
- Product claims
- Other info with the manufacturer, provider, or relevant party
Rates and offers mentioned in our reviews can change, and we can’t guarantee they’ll always be accurate.
By using brendanaw.com, you acknowledge that we might have a financial relationship with some of the companies or products mentioned.
Always do your own research and verify any info related to products or services featured in our reviews before deciding based on our content.