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wiki.ezvid.com

The World's Video Wiki Since 2011


What is wiki.ezvid.com?

Wiki.ezvid.com is a free-to-use source of thoroughly researched, authoritative information. Video is our primary medium of communication, but each wiki also contains text, images, data, and links to third-party information sources. We are focused on the concise transfer of knowledge to our users. Established in 2011, Ezvid Wiki has grown from a small user-generated forum into the largest and most comprehensive video wiki on the planet, providing useful, unbiased information and actionable guidance to hundreds of millions of users around the world, in thousands of knowledge categories.


How does this differ from other websites?

There is a problem with the Internet, and we want to fix it. What’s the problem? Information overload. Here's an example: We were looking recently on Wikipedia for information about USB, and this is what we found.

Wikipedia example

Wow, that looks complicated. Take a look for yourself. Here's the link.

We do believe that for many queries, Wikipedia provides the most authoritative and useful response. That's one reason we support the Wikimedia Foundation, and why you should, too.

But our website aims to answer questions on the Internet in ways that are accessible to anyone, without technical jargon or unnecessary digression. To this end, we’ve built our own best-of-breed video wiki creation engine, based on our massively popular video editing software Ezvid, currently in use by millions of Windows users around the world.

Using our unique set of core competencies, we have developed tens of thousands of wikis, and assisted millions of people with their own research by communicating knowledge through video.


How is Ezvid Wiki's research funded?

We’re glad you asked. Our primary goal is to build a large and authoritative information resource that will come to rival the most prominent ‘nonfiction’ websites on the internet like Wikihow, Wikipedia, and Ask.com, but with the added explanatory power of video. We’ve started with a team of talented contributors, and are gradually incorporating user generated and edited content.

Growing our service has been expensive, so to keep the lights on, we display advertising on our website, and we accept referral fees from merchants such as Amazon, Wal-Mart, Target and Ebay. When you click on a link on our website to visit a merchant to buy something, you help support our website. Using our links will not increase your purchase price.


What should I know about your rankings?

Information provided by Ezvid Wiki is general in nature and is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. All reviews of third party products and services are provided as journalistic opinions only.

All information is provided “as is.” While we try to provide accurate information, we make no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy or completeness of the information provided by Ezvid Wiki. Information provided by Ezvid Wiki may be altered at any time without notice. Ezvid Wiki disclaims any responsibility associated with the general information it provides on any of its pages.

Visitors use Ezvid Wiki content solely at their own risk. In no event shall Ezvid Wiki be liable to any third party for damages related to using or not using its content whether claims are advanced on contract, tort, or other legal theories.

Ezvid Wiki does not endorse any product, service, seller, or provider mentioned in any of its articles or associated advertisements.


How are the rankings in Ezvid Wiki's research devised?


40% Value For Money

In the opinion of our editorial reviewers, for the average consumer, does this product represent a good deal? Note this is not necessarily a question of "price", and comparisons can only be made within category. There are a lot of subjectivities here, but we're mostly looking at what a product is offering, and how much it costs in comparison to other offerings on the marketplace. For this criterion, we may estimate and/or project figures from marketplace analyses, published consumer uptake data, and make gross average comparisons thereof. In each case an editorial reviewer may apply his/her judgment against the data to arrive at our final ranking.

20% Predicted Length Of Consumer Attachment

This is our editorial estimation of the length of time that the consumer will stay with the proposed solution. We're addressing here the problem of "churn", which is destructive for both consumers and for society at large. Each year, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of products are returned to retailers: We're trying to do our part to reduce this number. You don't want to waste your time buying something that you give up on in three weeks, and the retailer doesn't want to waste his/her time selling it to you, either. Our lists are short, typically ten products or fewer. We're careful to only include possibilities where, in our editorial estimation, the solution will be long-lasting. We don't want you to waste your time.

10% Predicted Prospect Of Consumer Uptake

This is our editorial estimation of the likelihood of a consumer purchasing the reviewed item. Why is this so important for us? Because while some categories of consumer products that we are analyzing might be generously described as "unexciting" to many consumers, at the same time they do encompass a range of products which must, in many cases, be eventually acquired by the consumer. In these cases, the biggest challenge consumers face is motivating to actually do the deed: Whether you need a bicycle helmet, to choose a home security system, or anything in between, your biggest problem may not be which product to choose, but just choosing any product at all. This speaks also to our general aesthetic policy: We put our video first, at the top of the page, because our research shows that information in this format is most readily absorbed by our users. These videos are there not only to educate, but also to entertain and motivate, to get you off of your couch and choose something. Because often that is the biggest hurdle.

10% Manufacturer Reputation

This is important, but we're very careful here. An interesting test scenario reveals why: Your choices for a nationwide wireless carrier are few: Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile -- this may be a nearly complete list. How do consumers actually feel about these companies? By and large, they are hated, and with passion. And here is where it gets tricky: There are dozens of smaller, often regionally operating carriers, who might, in aggregate, have better reviews from consumers. But typically these regional carriers are simply reselling the services of a larger, national network. So when analyzing the reviews of a smaller network, what we might see is a lot of noise, instead of a useful and globally addressable opinion space. We may take into account the published ratings of organizations like the Better Business Bureau, media mentions of the brand, and the like.

10% Third Party Expert Reviews

We may take into account journal reports in relevant industry publications, opinion from experts in related fields, any academic consensus that may exist, the findings of any government inquiries, the transcripts and reports from trade associations, or organizational events, information gleaned at international or domestic conferences, the results of relevant textual searches, both on the Internet and in proprietary relational database management systems. In certain cases we might ask a panel of service users, or of experts, to form a consensus that we could use as a counterbalance to this data.

10% Extra Product Features

For non-fungible product categories, we look closely at what added value the brand can bring to consumers. We may look for technological or business process innovations that the brand has brought to market. If the brand offers features beyond the scope of the average market participant, we might rank the product higher if in our editorial opinion we believe that those features are useful. If the product provides something that other similar products do not, this can be a big deal.


Who researches and creates each Wiki?

Ezvid Wiki's content is created by a team of professional researchers, writers, and narrators, who collaboratively research and edit each individual knowledge category. To ensure editorial neutrality, we don't currently publish the names of individual contributors, however, you can reach the editorial team by contacting us.


So how do I use this website?

If you’re ready to contribute, please contact us to get started with your own video wiki.

If you’re here for the consumer product reviews, here is a common use case:

You need a new car seat for your infant, and you are not sure what to get. You have unique concerns about the size and comfort of that car seat. You could spend hours on end researching user reviews, trying to find out which reviews are actually real. You could try to determine which of these reviews genuinely apply to you. But after all that, it’s likely you will have information overload, and you might just give up in frustration. (Yes, it’s happened to us, too.)

We’ve got a better alternative: Spend five minutes watching the video on our car seats wiki. We did the research for you. We spent hours upon hours scouring the web to find the latest and best of anything -- and we created a video for you. We did the heavy lifting by taking in to consideration price, features, availability, other user’s reviews, and all the other important points about the items we review.


I have other questions. How can I contact Ezvid Wiki?

We'd love to hear from you. Please use our contact form, and we'll get right back to you.