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Review Websites - Are They Fake?

How to tell if a review site is just an Affiliate Website Some are the biggest name Review Websites like CNET and Business com are nothing more than. Even Google let these sites be index higher than real reviews by consumers.

Best Hosting Review Websites - Are They Fake?

How to tell if a review site is just an Affiliate Website? Almost all "Best Web Hosting Reviews" found online are not review sites at all. Learn how to spot these fake review websites and how you can do your own comparison when shopping for a great web hosting company Some are the biggest name Review Websites like CNET and are nothing more than paid affiliate links

Web hosting looks like a giant scam.  Normally this site isn’t about building blogs – Mr Tako Escapes just happens to be about personal finance, financial independence, and early retirement.  I know, I know, I’m a little off-topic!  But it’s money related, you’ll see!

How to spot fake reviews

When searching for information about a product that you want to buy, it is imperative to approach user reviews with caution – they are not always as they may seem. User reviews are fabricated perpetually!

Here's how easy it is to buy positive on-line reviews for a company

NBC News created a gardening business and paid $168 to web sites that promised to post positive reviews. Within days, it had more than 600 five-star reviews. Can you trust online reviews? Here's how to find the fakes. NBC News found thousands of questionable reviews on Amazon, Yelp, Facebook and Google, and purchased great reviews for a company that never did any work.

Fake Reviewers Get Zero Stars From New York Attorney General : All Tech Considered : NPR

Nineteen companies agreed to pay more than $350,000 in penalties to settle accusations that they wrote or bought phony online reviews of their products, services or restaurants.

Are You For Real? Spotting Fake Magento Hosting Review Sites | The Official EndLayer Blog | EndLayer

So, you’re looking for a Magento hosting company. Before you believe all those glowing reviews, you might want to do some double-checking. Unfortunately, it can be hard to tell legitimate reviews on real sites from fake reviews on dishonest sites – so we’ve put together a handy guide for you.

Best Product Review Websites - Why They are Fake

A great number of buyers rely heavily on consumer reviews for their buying decisions. They are nothing more than Affiliate Websites. They are basically advertisement websites that contain links to companies that pay out for new customers. Read further to learn how to identify phony review sites and how to carry out your own comparisons when buying any product

Yet Another How to Choose a Web Host Guide – ThisHosting.Rocks

A guide on how to choose a web hosting provider without affiliate links, without sponsored content. An honest and detailed guide for beginners.

One of the slimiest marketing practices on the Internet is the fake review. Some marketers will say ANYTHING to make a sale. The most subtle form of the fake review is the supposedly "independent" review site. These sites are setup by affiliate marketers who get paid based on each sale they generate. Some are even so lazy as to have two completely different sets of rankings for web hosts.

Fake Reviews: What is a Fake Review, and Why Should You Care?

We’ve all heard of the term “fake news.” But what are “fake reviews,” and why have they become a problem for honest solopreneurs? They’re reviews which are designed specifically to give a false impression to consumers on the point of purchasing.

r/webhosting - Got tired of all the fake reviews and affiliate farms so I wrote an honest (for real) web hosting guide

I'm sick of it. Like everyone else (mostly beginners) I googled "how to choose a web host", "best web hosting" etc. and got the same crap. Guides filled with affiliate and paid links, "how to choose a web host" articles that are obviously sponsored by web hosting companies, fake sponsored reviews...You know all that crap. Including Top 10 lists with EIG in the top 10.

How to Tell if Reviews are Fake: Spot Fake from Real Reviews - Reputation

Customer reviews are everything in business, but fake reviews can damper your reputation. We break down how to spot fake ones from real ones. Knowing how to tell if online reviews are fake is important because both positive and negative reviews have a huge influence on customers purchasing decisions

Fake Trustpilot Reviews | Can You Trust Trustpilot Reviews To Be Legit

If you are looking to find a handy resource that collates customer reviews of businesses, then Trustpilot could be a great choice to do just that. However, the company has been plagued by fake reviews in the past, so how to spot fake Trustpilot reviews? That’s where we come in.

Trustpilot Scam Alert | Read this Trustpilot Review before sending any more money to Trustpilot. As a general rule for common scams victims have reported to - DO NOT send any 'withdrawal fees' or 'withdrawal taxes'. These will not be honored an you will only get more demands for money. There is NO withdrawal tax anywhere in the world that is paid to a broker and not a government directly. Additionally Scam or Legit? | Trusted Company Reviews

Scam Alert:, ran by Mr. Peter Muhlmann and Don Ross is a “Money Scheme” & Operating a Review Site that allows “Fabricated Reviews”

Trustpilot, Inc. | Better Business Bureau® Profile

This organization is not BBB accredited. Digital Marketing in New York, NY. See BBB rating, reviews, complaints, & more.

More Fake Web Hosting Reviews - Your Web Hosting Geek

It looks like Google did some more updating which means there are more fake web hosting review websites showing up on those keywords you would search when looking for reviews. Let’s go through the newcomers and see which, if any, are real web hosting review websites and which are faking it.

Fake Reviews: Tired of Fake Reviews? Let’s Steer a Different Path!

Fake reviews are widespread in the marketing world. Here’s how to stop yourself being driven to the dark side. – 100% Fake. – Fake. – Fake. – Fake

How to Spot Fake Reviews: 6 Easy Steps | ReviewTrackers

Reviews are hugely influential, so it's no surprise there's a trade in fake ones. Here's a guide on how to spot fake reviews and their consequences. 

Ripoff Report | Trustpilot Review - Internet - Trustpilot is a scam

Ripoff Report on: Trustpilot - Trustpilot is a scam many of its positive reviews are fake yet deletes those negative internet reviews

Can you trust Trustpilot? – 9m reviews studied

A study of 9 million Trustpilot reviews left for UK businesses reveals how companies deceive consumers. Trustpilot has now banned manual review invitations from its platform aware that this process is prone to widespread manipulation. Trustpilot refuses to do the same for automatic invited reviews because its business model is dependent on the income this feature provides.

A guide to fake hosting reviews - Hosting Reviews Exposed

Hosting reviews would seem like a simple search engine result that will take you to the very information that you seek. The most common held belief by those that understand what most hosting review sites are, is that they are about high affiliate payouts. Which does happen, but not with all hosting reviews. Some don’t do it for affiliate payments.

Domains hosting fake reviews for branded keywords? That will Google do about domains hosting fake reviews for branded keywords? Google unknowingly displaying fake/misleading search results can destroy your business in many ways. But how is that even possible? Let's look.. (

Getting Tricked By "The Best" Web Hosting Services of The Year

Getting Tricked By "The Best" Web Hosting Services of The Year. The "Best Of" is one of the most popular genres in web publishing. People are advised by many web publishers which services or products would be the best to buy. Is there a problem with such publications? Yes! A big one! They are false review websites

Fake web hosting reviews. How to recognize them

Fake web hosting reviews are flooding the Internet. Learn how to recognize them. Don't let them push you into buying an unreliable but promoted web host. Here are some signals that will help you to see if a review is not worth trusting. These are just my own rule of thumb for conscious and thoughtful reviews reading.