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iRobot Roomba 650 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner (Vacuum + Replenishment Kit) From iRobot Report Feedback

Pass Reviews appear natural

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5,318 Reviews

Adjusted:

4,834 Reviews

Rank in: Robotic Vacuums
81%
87%

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Last Updated: Jul 29, 2017
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Report Card

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FAIL Reviewer Ease
FAIL Phrase Repetition
FAIL Overlapping Review History
FAIL Skewed Helpfulness
WARN Deleted Reviews
WARN Rating Trend
WARN Suspicious Reviewers
WARN Reviewer Participation
PASS Unverified Purchases
PASS Word Count Comparison
PASS Brand Repeats
PASS Incentivized Reviews
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Most Trusted Reviews

Great for pet hair but don't let run unattended!! Roomba ... [Go to full review]
Aug 11, 2016      
100% TRUST
  • Verified Purchaser
  • Critical Reviewer (avg. rating: 3.5)


Least Trusted Reviews

We love our roomba! Does a great job and have ... [Go to full review]
Jul 15, 2016      
30% TRUST
  • Verified Purchaser
  • Contains repetitive phrases (show)
  • Single-Day Reviewer (posted all reviews on Jul 15, 2016)
  • Overlapping Review History: reviewed 1 of 9 top products
  • Easy Grader (avg. rating: 4.8)


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 4.2, while the average ease score for reviewers in this category is 4.1. 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.

4.2 Product's Average Ease Score

4.1 Category's Average Ease Score


4.2
4.1


Read more about our Reviewer Ease 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:
234 reviews
(4.4%)
97 reviews
(1.8%)


44 of the 5,318 total reviews for this product use substantial repetitive phrases between them. These reviewers have rated this product an average of 4.8 while reviews without substantial repetitive phrases rated this product an average of 4.4. 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


4.8
4.4


Read more about our Phrase Repetition test.

Fail Overlapping Review History

2% also reviewed:
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2% also reviewed:
Amazon Fire TV Stick by

Does not include products
from the same brand


285 of the 5,318 reviewers have substantial overlapping product review history. These reviewers have rated this product an average of 4.6 while the reviewers who have a more unique product review history rated this product an average of 4.4. 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 reviewers with substantial overlapping history

from reviewers without a substantial overlapping history


4.6
4.4


Read more about our Overlapping Review History test.

Fail 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 found that the negative reviews had an average net helpfulness score of -2.9 while the positive reviews had an average net helpfulness score of -0.5. Based on our statistical modeling, this discrepancy is significant enough to believe that the difference is not due to random chance, but possibly due to influence of unnatural voting patterns.

Example critical reviews

-0.5 average net helpfulness for positive reviews

-2.9 average net helpfulness for negative reviews


Read more about our Skewed Helpfulness test.


Warn Deleted Reviews

We discovered a total of 17 deleted reviews for this product, with an average rating of 4.4. 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.

4.4 average rating of deleted reviews

4.4



Read more about our Deleted Reviews test.

Warn Rating Trend

  • 19%
  • Created over 69 days

We counted 5,318 reviews for this product over the span of 1,781 days, an average of 3.0 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 69 days exceeding this threshold:In total, we found that 1,012 reviews were created on just 69 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


4.4
4.4


Read more about our Rating Trend test.

Warn Suspicious Reviewers

Take-Back Reviewers


403 of the 5,318 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, the discrepancy in ratings between the Take-Back Reviewers and reviewers who don't have any deleted reviews in their history isn't significant enough to rule out the possibility of it being due to random chance.

from take-back reviewers

from reviewers without previously deleted reviews


4.5
4.4


Read more about our Suspicious Reviewers test.

Warn Reviewer Participation

  • 35%
  • From reviewers with an overrepresented participation

We see the following 1 participation group with a statistically significant greater concentration than what we'd expect to see:In total, we found that 1861 reviewers (or 35%) are within an overrepresented participation group. While this is more reviews from overrepresented participation groups than we'd expect to see, these reviews do not appear to have a significant impact on the overall rating.

From reviewers with an overrepresented participation

From reviewers with a properly represented participation


4.3
4.5


Read more about our Reviewer Participation test.

Pass Unverified Purchases

486 of the 5,318 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


4.1
4.5


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 Word Count Comparison

  • 0%
  • Have an overrepresented word count
We didn't find any review word count groups that had a statistically significant greater concentration than what we'd expect to see in this category.
Read more about our Word Count Comparison test.

Pass Brand Repeats

Brand Repeaters

We didn't detect a substantial amount of Brand Repeaters.

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.


1 of the 5,318 total reviews for this product admitted to receiving a free or discounted product in exchange for a review. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.

from incentivized reviews

from non-incentivized reviews


5.0
4.4


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.