Editorial Policy

Independent, Impartial Writers

Our number one priority is to provide our readers with honest and unbiased reviews and advice. We are dedicated to delivering accurate, objective information and will only endorse products that have met our rigorous testing standards. As a rule of thumb, our testers will only recommend products and services that they would spend their own money on.

Real-World Testing

When feasible, we conduct tests in real-life scenarios. After all, you don’t use a product in a laboratory, so why would we test it under those conditions? This approach enables us to offer a sincere and realistic assessment of a product’s functionality and performance in everyday use.

In cases where reviewing a product in this manner is not possible, such as how well a VoIP system performs in a real enterprise-level business, we evaluate the user experience and processes from a consumer’s standpoint. This may involve researching third-party hands-on reviews and testing customer service responses through mystery shopping.

The cornerstone of our content is thorough research and data-gathering. We don’t publish articles that lack evidence and careful sourcing. Our research undergoes comprehensive fact-checking, including verification by independent fact-checkers when necessary, and experts in the relevant topic.

While we do collaborate with commercial partners, editorial integrity always takes precedence over financial opportunities and is never compromised.

Our team adheres to stringent editorial guidelines:

  • Our writers remain impartial and honest, and have no affiliations to any brand or product.
  • Product reviews adhere to strict guidelines, detailed on our review guidelines pages.
  • All our content is based on data and research, with any claims backed up by measurable evidence, which we will publish so you can see it for yourself.
  • No product or service is perfect, so we’ll tell you about the bad as well as the good.
  • Everything we publish is fact-checked by independent checkers when appropriate.
  • We only use authoritative and reputable sources, referencing more than one source where available.
  • We decline perks or gifts from companies we feature or may feature in the future.
  • We employ search engine optimisation (SEO) to enhance content visibility and accessibility.
  • Any affiliate links in our content are clearly marked, and advertising or sponsored content is prominently highlighted.
  • Our editorial team is profiled on About Techopedia, providing contact details.

If you ever feel that we haven’t lived up to these guidelines, feel free to contact us and we’ll put it right as soon as possible.

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Techopedia Staff

At Techopedia, we aim to provide insight and inspiration to IT professionals, technology decision-makers and anyone else who is proud to be called a geek. From defining complex tech jargon in our dictionary, to exploring the latest trend in our articles or providing in-depth coverage of a topic in our tutorials, our goal is to help you better understand technology - and, we hope, make better decisions as a result.