When it comes to reviewing VPNs, we like to think we know pretty much all there is to know. But that doesn’t mean that we’re not still learning new things.
Here at VPN Hound, we believe that it’s essential to have a detailed and comprehensive process to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided.
Here is how our reviw process works:
- The first step is to conduct in-depth background research on VPNs, including the features they offer, their performance, and their security protocols. This research should cover a range of VPN providers, including both well-known and lesser-known brands.
- After researching the various VPN providers, we test them out by signing up for their services and using them for a set period. We test each VPN’s speed, reliability, and overall performance, including their ability to unblock streaming sites and bypass internet censorship.
- Once the testing period is over, we then analyze the results and compare each VPN provider’s performance against the others. This analysis should take into account factors like speed, security, ease of use, customer support, and pricing.
- Based on the research, testing, and analysis, we write up detailed reviews of each VPN provider, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each. These reviews are always meant to be informative, unbiased, and easy to read, so that readers can make an informed decision about which VPN provider to choose.
- As VPN providers update their software and services, we continually update reviews to reflect the latest changes. This ensures that readers have access to the most up-to-date information and can make informed decisions based on the latest data.
About our Honesty Policy
Ensuring that VPN Hound is unbiased is absolutely critical when reviewing VPNs. Here are some steps that we take to ensure that reviews are unbiased:
- We will always be transparent about our review process, including how VPNs are chosen, tested, and analyzed.
- We are independent of any VPN provider, meaning that we do not receive any compensation or incentives from VPN providers to write favourable reviews or to change a negative review to a positive.
- We use the same testing and analysis methodology for each VPN provider, ensuring that each provider is evaluated on the same criteria.
- We allow our users to leave feedback and comments on each VPN review, allowing other readers to see other users’ experiences with each VPN provider.
- We will disclose any relationships we have with VPN providers or any potential conflicts of interest that could influence its reviews. But to confirm, we don’t have any.
How we make money
Many websites earn money from referral fees, including VPN Hound. In short, this means that when a reader clicks on an affiliate link to a VPN provider and signs up for their service, we can sometimes earn a commission from that sale. These referral fees can vary depending on the VPN provider and the affiliate program they use.
It’s important to note that while referral fees do provide the funding to keep this website free, we will always prioritize providing unbiased and accurate information to our readers over earning referral fees. This means that even if a VPN provider pays a high commission, we will only recommend that provider if we genuinely believe that it’s the best option for our readers.
To ensure transparency, we always disclose its affiliate relationships with VPN providers. We hope that this allows us to be transparent about our motivations and help readers make informed decisions about which VPN provider to choose.