Product Reviews: Fake or Real? Here’s One Way to Tell
If you do much online shopping and if you’re like us, you rely somewhat on customer reviews. Many times we read the reviews and wonder if we can rely on them. Are they actual customer reviews or fakes? There are so many fakes reviews posted by paid trolls and by robots, it’s hard to know sometimes what to believe.
We found a site that may help you tell the real reviews from the fake reviews. Keep in mind that nothing is perfect, but this site does a good job weeding out the fakes.
It’s called Fakespot and here’s what they have to say:
Fakespot is a data analytics company committed to changing the way people shop online. We believe in the importance of user reviews. With so many online shopping options, a strong or weak product review can have a huge impact on whether or not a purchase is made. The credibility of these reviews is undermined by businesses who leave fake reviews for themselves or for their competitors – or by individuals with an undisclosed bias.
Shoppers in need of a second opinion use Fakespot when considering their next online purchase. Our patented algorithm looks for patterns to filter out reviews we think are unreliable. But don’t take our word for it – you be the judge…
Fakespot can help you with Amazon, Yelp, TripAdvisor and Apple App store reviews.
The site is called Fakespot. All you have to do to use this site is just paste any Amazon, Yelp, Trip Advisor or Apple App store product in the form on Fakespot and click the Analyze button.
Remember, this site can help you when you’re doing online shopping especially when you are relying on customer reviews to make a choice between products. But use this site only as a guide. Combine this with your own research and common sense – and you may be more easily able to tell the real reviews from the fake ones.