Reviews should be well balanced and cover pros and cons because <p>Reviews should be well balanced and cover pros and cns, providing as much detail as possible so users can really learn more about each product to make informed decisions decision. This includes providing strong visuals and/or videos to support reviews, data on how a product or service stacks up against competitors, and more. I strongly recommend that you read these questions several times. It's also important to understand that being thin has nothing to do with word count. Instead, it's about value. Website owners should objectively determine whether their content meets or exceeds user expectations based on queries. If possible, it's not thin. If not, I would consider it slim (even if you have the same amount of content). Again, it's not a word count issue.
When it came to verifying what was removed, most of it wasn't exciting. Sure, this might provide a paragraph or two about the product, but it usually doesn't give me the specifics I want to make a buying decision. On the other hand (mostly), many of the reviews that went to Industry Email List up (or remained strongly ranked) were more detailed, offered more balance, had clear collateral information, strong visuals, and were written by experts or enthusiasts in those categories. It's also important to know that you can easily tell when an author isn't using the product or service they're reviewing. The level of detail based on actually using the product, testing the product, etc. is incomparable if you really haven't tried it...seems obvious, but I've come across a lot of comments like this.
Based on the negative movement of this update, I think the reviews are thinner. Again, a simple paragraph isn't enough, it doesn't help much to reiterate what the manufacturer has already written, the lack of strong data and visuals makes me want more, etc. I know a lot of people reading this want to see some examples of great stuff comments. Again, my intention is not to criticize certain sites, nor to draw attention to the many that have exploded. That said, there is one site that produces some of the best review content on the web - Wirecutter. I'll give an example below to highlight some of the great things they've done in the comments. I fully understand that it is impossible for many sites to match or exceed what Wirecutter does, but it is a good idea to review their content to better understand how to create great reviewed content