Published on March 3rd, 20170
Daily Health Answers
But does Daily Health Answers offer an objective review of SomaBiotix or the other supplements listed on its site? Digging deeper, TINA.org found that the site is tied to an associate program that earns the site commissions for a variety of supplements it reviews. A disclaimer at the top of reviews notes that posts are “sponsored by Ad Marketing” and a “disclosure of material connection” at the bottom reveals:
Some of the links in the post above are “associate sales links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, we will receive a commission.
Daily Health Answers ranks SomaBiotix fourth on its list of “best colon cleansing products,” in its review. But here’s the interesting part. Of the 10 products on the list, only the top ranked supplement, ColoPril, has a section titled “Where to Find It'” that provides a discount code to get 10 percent off an order.
Even more interesting, ColoPril is manufactured by Pharmaxa Labs. And it is not the only Pharmaxa Labs product ranked No. 1 on DailyHealthAnswers.com with a discount code and a link to where consumers can purchase the item. In addition to the company’s colon cleanser, the site touts four Pharmaxa supplements as the “most effective” products for problems associated with sleep, stress and anxiety, joint pain and menopause.
As was the case with SomaBiotix, Google ads warning about competitors’ supplements for sleep, stress, and the other issues would pop up in search results for those products and direct to the reviews on the Daily Health Answers site.
Another red flag? The photo of the author of all those product reviews, Lisa Holt, is a stock image that has been used on other sites, a TINA.org review found.
In the end, what is really shocking is that Daily Health Answers is not an independent review site as its Google ads may lead you to believe. This should serve as a reminder to be ever suspicious of online reviews.
(You may have noticed that TINA.org’s ad alert on SomaBiotix also came up in search results for the product. For more on what we uncovered about its “free trial” offer, click here.)
Find more of our coverage on other “review” sites here.