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Fail Unnatural reviews detected

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11,789 Reviews

Adjusted:

3,435 Reviews

Rank in: Memoirs
96%
66%

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Report Last Updated: Sep 18, 2017
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FAIL Reviewer Ease
FAIL Word Count Comparison
FAIL Phrase Repetition
WARN Deleted Reviews
WARN Rating Trend
WARN Suspicious Reviewers
WARN Reviewer Participation
PASS Unverified Purchases
PASS Overlapping Review History
PASS Brand Repeats
PASS Skewed Helpfulness
PASS Incentivized Reviews
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Most Trusted Reviews

This gives you a first hand account into Operation Red ... [Go to full review]
Apr 5, 2014      
50% TRUST
  • Verified Purchaser
  • Created on a high volume day
  • Overrepresented word count (39 words)
  • Take-Back Reviewer (1 deleted review; avg. rating: 3.0)
  • Critical Reviewer (avg. rating: 4.2)


Least Trusted Reviews

I really enjoyed my time reading this book. I though ... [Go to full review]
Dec 30, 2013      
0% TRUST
  • Verified Purchaser
  • Created on a high volume day
  • Overrepresented word count (21 words)
  • Contains repetitive phrases (show)
  • Overrepresented Participation (posted 2 reviews)
  • Easy Grader (avg. rating: 5.0)


Analysis Details


Fail Reviewer Ease
The ease score is the average rating for all reviews that a given reviewer submits. The average ease score for reviewers of this product is 4.5, while the average ease score for reviewers in this category is 4.2. Based on our statistical modeling, the discrepancy in average rating between these two groups is significant enough to believe that the difference is not due to random chance, and may indicate that there are unnatural reviews.

4.5 Product's Average Ease Score

4.2 Category's Average Ease Score


4.5
4.2


Read more about our Reviewer Ease test.


Fail Word Count Comparison

  • 45%
  • Have an overrepresented word count

In the graph above, we can see the distribution of review word counts for this product and the expected distribution for this category. We see the following 2 groups with a statistically significant greater concentration than what we'd expect to see:In total, we found that 5,319 reviews (or 45%) are within an overrepresented word count group. These reviews have rated this product an average of 4.8, while all other reviews have rated this product an average of 4.6. Based on our statistical modeling, the discrepancy in average rating between these two groups is significant enough to believe that the difference is not due to random chance, and may indicate that there are unnatural reviews.

from reviews with an overrepresented word count

from reviews with a properly represented word count


4.8
4.6


Read more about our Word Count Comparison test.

Fail Phrase Repetition
Reviews that contain one of these phrases are NOT necessarily devalued; read more about how this test works here.

Common Phrases in Reviews:
260 reviews
(2.2%)
209 reviews
(1.8%)
221 reviews
(1.9%)
140 reviews
(1.2%)
388 reviews
(3.3%)
157 reviews
(1.3%)
156 reviews
(1.3%)
276 reviews
(2.3%)
161 reviews
(1.4%)
179 reviews
(1.5%)
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Common Phrases in Titles:
485 reviews
(4.1%)
263 reviews
(2.2%)
311 reviews
(2.6%)


1,274 of the 11,789 total reviews for this product use substantial repetitive phrases between them. These reviewers have rated this product an average of 4.9 while reviews without substantial repetitive phrases rated this product an average of 4.7. Based on our statistical modeling, the discrepancy in average rating between these two groups is significant enough to believe that the difference is not due to random chance, and may indicate that there are unnatural reviews.

from reviews with substantial repetitive phrases

from reviews without substantial repetitive phrases


4.9
4.7


Read more about our Phrase Repetition test.

Warn Deleted Reviews

We discovered a total of 7 deleted reviews for this product, with an average rating of 4.1. Even though deleted reviews don't affect the average rating, the fact that action was taken to delete reviews raises some red flags about the integrity of the reviews for the product as whole.

4.1 average rating of deleted reviews

4.1



Read more about our Deleted Reviews test.

Warn Rating Trend

  • 48%
  • Created over 223 days

We counted 11,789 reviews for this product over the span of 3,728 days, an average of 3.2 reviews per day. If these reviews were created randomly, there would be a 99.9% chance that we would see 10 or fewer reviews on any given day.

However, we see the following 223 days exceeding this threshold:In total, we found that 5,670 reviews were created on just 223 days. This is an excessively high number of reviews submitted on these high volume days.

from reviews created on high volume days

from reviews created on normal volume days


4.7
4.7


Read more about our Rating Trend test.

Warn Suspicious Reviewers

One-Hit Wonders


2,374 of the 11,789 reviewers have only reviewed this product. While this is more One-Hit Wonders than we'd expect to see, it does not appear to have a significant impact on the overall rating.

from one-hit wonders

from reviewers with more than one review


4.7
4.7


Take-Back Reviewers


453 of the 11,789 reviewers have had at least one of their past reviews for another product deleted. While this is more Take-Back Reviewers than we'd expect to see, it does not appear to have a significant impact on the overall rating.

from take-back reviewers

from reviewers without previously deleted reviews


4.7
4.7


Read more about our Suspicious Reviewers test.

Warn Reviewer Participation

  • 77%
  • From reviewers with an overrepresented participation

We see the following 2 participation groups with a statistically significant greater concentration than what we'd expect to see:In total, we found that 9125 reviewers (or 78%) are within an overrepresented participation group. This is an excessively high number of reviewers in overrepresented participation groups.

From reviewers with an overrepresented participation

From reviewers with a properly represented participation


4.7
4.7


Read more about our Reviewer Participation test.

Pass Unverified Purchases

1,945 of the 11,789 total reviews for this product are unverified purchases. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.

from unverified purchasers

from verified purchases


4.4
4.8


Unverified purchases may be the result of Kindle Unlimited readers, buyers who didn't pay full price, or reviewers who did not purchase the product at Amazon. Read more about our Unverified Purchases test.

Pass Overlapping Review History


2,280 of the 11,789 reviewers have substantial overlapping product review history. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.

from reviewers with substantial overlapping history

from reviewers without a substantial overlapping history


4.8
4.7


Read more about our Overlapping Review History test.

Pass Brand Repeats

Brand Repeaters


49 of the 11,789 reviewers have reviewed other products for this brand. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.

from Brand Repeaters

from Non-Repeaters


4.6
4.7


Read more about our Brand Repeats test.

Pass Skewed Helpfulness
We examined the average net helpfulness score of negative reviews against the average net helpfulness score of positive reviews. The net helpfulness score is the number of times a review has been marked as helpful minus the number of times a review has been marked as unhelpful. We could not find any statistically significant difference in average net helpfulness score between the negative reviews and positive reviews.

0.6 average net helpfulness for positive reviews

0.5 average net helpfulness for negative reviews


Read more about our Skewed Helpfulness test.


Pass Incentivized Reviews
On Oct 3, 2016, Amazon prohibited incentivized reviews, however we still test for them since there are still millions in our dataset.

  • 0%
  • Admitted to receiving an incentive
We didn't detect any reviews that used language indicating they were incentivized.
Read more about our Incentivized Reviews test, or check out our study showing that Incentivized Reviewers are much more likely to leave a positive review.