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A Follow-Up to Our Incentivized Reviews Video: Answers to Your Questions

  We didn’t expect our video from last week to hit half a million views so quickly.  It just goes to show you how upset consumers were about this massive problem of incentivized reviews.  The success of the video generated a TON of comments and questions, so we made a follow-up video to address them. […]

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Amazon Bans Incentivized Reviews – Was it Because of our Video? Does ReviewMeta still work?

If you haven’t already heard, Amazon has banned “Incentivized Reviews”: https://www.amazon.com/p/feature/abpto3jt7fhb5oc   Was this because our video went viral a few weeks ago? The answer is NO.  This decision likely has NOTHING to do with our video or ReviewMeta in any way.  We have never posted an incentivized review to Amazon; we have simply exposed that the […]

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After Receiving 30 Tweets From a Self-Published Author, We Have a Response

After our video on incentivized reviews went viral, we’ve spent a lot of time reading through the responses and helping folks better understand our product.  Most commenters were patient and only sent one question at a time, however self-published Author David Gaughran sent us 30 tweets requesting a response. David Gaughran is a self-published author […]

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The anti-Amy Schumer Amazon brigade: a breakdown

You’ve seen it before. Maybe on a forum, a comment section of a news article, or someone’s Twitter feed. Things don’t look right. There seems to be a bunch of new people in your neck of the internet posting extreme opinions and even threats. It’s a brigade. Brigades occur when online trolls group together to […]

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FakeSpot vs. ReviewMeta for Analyzing Reviews

We often get asked the question “How is ReviewMeta different than FakeSpot?” The goal of both ReviewMeta and FakeSpot is to empower consumers to cut through the noise and deception of suspicious reviews, but there are still some objective differences worth pointing out.  The ReviewMeta platform embraces transparency and customization to give nuanced insights to […]

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The Fundamental Problem with Review Clubs

Update 10/3/2016: Amazon BANS Incentivized reviews! This is Part II of an in-depth series that examines incentivized reviews (reviews with a disclosure similar to: “I received this product for free or at a discount in exchange for my unbiased review”).  In Part I, we analyze 7 million reviews and show that incentivized reviews are less […]

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What can we do about the problem of incentivized reviews?

Update 10/3/2016: Amazon BANS Incentivized reviews! This is Part III of an in-depth series that examines incentivized reviews (reviews with a disclosure similar to: “I received this product for free or at a discount in exchange for my unbiased review”).  In Part I, we analyze 7 million reviews and show that incentivized reviews are less […]