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AmazonBasics USB 2.0 A-Male to B-Male Cable From AmazonBasics Report Feedback

Pass Reviews appear natural

Original:

2,250 Reviews

Adjusted:

1,301 Reviews

Rank in: USB Cables
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Last Updated: 3/21/2017
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FAIL Deleted Reviews
FAIL Suspicious Reviewers
FAIL Reviewer Ease
WARN Rating Trend
WARN Brand Repeats
WARN Word Count Comparison
PASS Unverified Purchases
PASS Phrase Repetition
PASS Overlapping Review History
PASS Reviewer Participation
PASS Skewed Helpfulness
PASS Incentivized Reviews
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Other analysis for this product:


Original:

62 Reviews


Adjusted:

58 Reviews

Most Trusted Reviews

Cable works great and is very well made excellent value ... [Go to full review]
Jan 2, 2017      
100% TRUST
  • Verified Purchaser
  • Easy Grader (avg. rating: 4.4)


Least Trusted Reviews

Amazon makes good, affordable cables [Go to full review]
Jan 2, 2015      
0% TRUST
  • Verified Purchaser
  • Created on a high volume day
  • Overrepresented word count (5 words)
  • Take-Back Reviewer (1 deleted review; avg. rating: 4.0)
  • Brand Repeater (2 of 13 reviews for this brand; avg rating: 5.0)
  • Critical Reviewer (avg. rating: 4.0)


Analysis Details

Note: While Amazon claims 2,250 reviews, we counted 1,619 available on their site.

Fail Deleted Reviews

We discovered a total of 424 deleted reviews for this product, with an average rating of 4.8. 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.

4.8 average rating of deleted reviews

4.8



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Fail Suspicious Reviewers

Take-Back Reviewers


918 of the 1,619 reviewers have had at least one of their past reviews for another product deleted. This is an excessively large percentage of Take-Back Reviewers which may indicate unnatural reviews.

from take-back reviewers

from reviewers without previously deleted reviews


4.8
4.8


Single-Day Reviewers


145 of the 1,619 reviewers have written multiple reviews but posted all of them on a single day. The Single-Day reviewers have rated this product an average of 4.9 while all other reviewers rated this product an average of 4.8. 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 single-day reviewers

from non-single-day reviewers


4.9
4.8


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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 4.3. 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

4.3 Category's Average Ease Score


4.5
4.3


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Warn Rating Trend

  • 11%
  • Created over 32 days

We counted 1,619 reviews for this product over the span of 2,607 days, an average of 0.6 reviews per day. If these reviews were created randomly, there would be a 99.9% chance that we would see 4 or fewer reviews on any given day.

However, we see the following 32 days exceeding this threshold:In total, we found that 184 reviews were created on just 32 days. Although any days with a larger number of reviews than expected is suspicious, these reviews do not appear to have a significant impact on the overall rating.

from reviews created on high volume days

from reviews created on normal volume days


4.8
4.8


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Warn Brand Repeats

Brand Repeaters


517 of the 1,619 reviewers have reviewed other products for this brand. While this is more Brand Repeaters than we'd expect to see, the discrepancy in ratings between the Brand Repeaters and non-repeaters isn't significant enough to rule out the possibility of it being due to random chance.

from Brand Repeaters

from Non-Repeaters


4.9
4.8


Read more about our Brand Repeats test.

Warn Word Count Comparison

  • 35%
  • 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 1 group with a statistically significant greater concentration than what we'd expect to see:In total, we found that 561 reviews (or 35%) are within an overrepresented word count group. While this is more reviews from overrepresented word count groups than we'd expect to see, these reviews do not appear to have a significant impact on the overall rating.

from reviews with an overrepresented word count

from reviews with a properly represented word count


4.8
4.8


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Pass Unverified Purchases

68 of the 1,619 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


4.8
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 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:
21 reviews
(1.3%)


16 of the 1,619 total reviews for this product use substantial repetitive phrases between them. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.

from reviews with substantial repetitive phrases

from reviews without substantial repetitive phrases


4.9
4.8


Read more about our Phrase Repetition test.

Pass Overlapping Review History
Does not include products
from the same brand


267 of the 1,619 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
4.8


Read more about our Overlapping Review History test.

Pass Reviewer Participation

  • 0%
  • From reviewers with an overrepresented participation
We didn't find any participation groups that had a statistically significant greater concentration than what we'd expect to see in this category.
Read more about our Reviewer Participation 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.

0.2 average net helpfulness for positive reviews

0.4 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.