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About Us

CompareOnlineStorage is an initiative of a small Dutch company ReferMedia. ReferMedia is a digital publishing company focused on the cloud. In the Netherlands we publish cloud related articles and websites.

Why we started

While we were looking into Dutch backup providers we obviously also explored the many US based companies that offer online backup and online storage. While most companies are great there are a few that offer less than adequate products. We were shocked to see that exactly those products that were of the least quality were often ranked highest at review websites! We were no stranger to review websites and we know that compensations can play a role in the ranking process, however these discrepancies were more extreme than we were used to seeing. This website even created a wall-of-shame for those review websites, see this link.

We decided it would be interesting to start a 100% independent comparison website for Online Storage Providers, this became

How we stand out from our competition?

First of all we don’t work on commission and we don’t allow any affiliate links on our website. Most of our competitors link out to online storage providers through the use of affiliate links and are given a commission for each referred customer.

Companies like Justcloud, MyPCBackup and ZipCloud each offer $120 per referred customer. Not quite coincidental these companies are often ranked at the top of review sites.

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However when you look a bit deeper you will find many very negative user reviews about these services. Especially at more independent websites with real user ratings these products are often regarded as terrible software and bad service.

Our Guidelines

We decided to make the place where you can get independent real information about these services. We have selected five websites with honest reviews to make a combined rating of the most used storage providers. We now use the ratings given by: Truspilot, PCMAG, CNET, Google Play and iTunes.

  • We will never accept compensation for a link or review on our website
  • We don’t work on commission with any storage or cloud provider.
  • At the moment this website is also 100% free of advertisements, when an advertisement is ever placed at this website it will be clearly marked as such and it will not affect our ranking lists.
  • We accept all user reviews as long as they are informative and free of foul language.
  • We are open to feedback on how to rank the cloud companies as fair as possible.

If you have a suggestion on how we can make this list even better you can reach us through our contact form.
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