Overview – This article draws attention to a fast method that anyone can use to independently review the popularity of any Computer Optimization Software (e.g. Registry fix software, registry cleaner software, error fixing software etc..). It also uses the real life example of a website dedicated to help users fix computer errors, which has already adopted this method for screening relevant software for further review.
Readers should be aware that, although the method described in this article is new and not perfect, it does present a distinct advantage over most other alternatives.
The problem – Never has the choice of Computer Optimization Software been so vast, yet most computer users do not tend to rely on impartial information to verify the popularity of computer optimization software before making their purchase. This is a problem because Computer Optimization Software, which are not popular may be new, unproven or both and are therefore riskier than more popular ones.
The options – Most users still rely on forums. However the problem with this method is that forums only provide anecdotal evidence (at best) of the popularity of any software, another downside is the risk that forum participants are just promoting their own products instead of sharing their independent opinion.
Another option is to visit the website(s) of the software vendors. An obvious challenge with this method is that vendors are not independent and that they will always present their software in the best possible way.
Another option, is to review independent sites, which usually compare several computer optimization software in the same category for instance Anti-Virus software, Registry Repair Software, Anti Adware/ Spyware software etc… The challenge with this method is that the vast majority of these websites focus primarily on the detailed functionality and do not provide independent data on the real popularity of the software they are comparing.
So how can anyone determine the real popularity of any computer optimization program independently? (Click on the registry fix software example)
15 Minutes Method – A superior method is to look at the data provided by digital market places such as Clickbank for example, which is the largest of them all. Digital market places are now selling many of the most popular computer optimization software and also give these software an indicator of popularity often called Gravity. Put simply, this indicator is linked to the number of sales transactions made for a particular software over a period of time. Clickbank compute and compare the Gravity score of any digital product independently from any software vendor. However imperfect, Gravity is a good independent measure of popularity. Any user will be able to verify independently if any Computer Optimization Software is popular by visiting Clickbank, alternatively any other major digital marketplace. Eventhough this method also has its own limitation (some Computer Optimization Software may not be sold through Clickbank), the fact remains that it is one of the most accessible method of independent review today.
Example – Some software review sites have adopted this method and are now referring to the Clickbank popularity of the digital products that they are also reviewing independently (Click on fix registry errors for a live example).