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  • Reviews - Real or Fake?

    I am working on a project where I decided to check the plumbing companies reviews. What I found was YP reviews with as high as 70-91 reviews which makes me suspicious as the company is only 3-years new. All of the reviews were 5 out of 5 stars with the exception of one 1 out of 5 review.

    I then looked at some reviews at CitySearch and found a similar thing just not as many. One "woman" who was writing reviews on CitySearch left three reviews for them but on one review her Avatar was this company's logo.

    In contrast, there were less than a dozen Yelps reviews and every single one was 1 out 5 stars with the exception of one 2 out of 5 stars. So my question is, how easy is it to fake reviews?

    Mark
    "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

    I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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    Re: Reviews - Real or Fake?

    I don't trust anything I read on the internet. Even stuff I wrote
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    • #3
      Re: Reviews - Real or Fake?

      Yea I have found many companies near me will get some bad reviews then have the workers right in great reviews. You can tell because of the wording that only a plumber would say like"the new risers" lol
      Seattle Drain Service

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      • #4
        Re: Reviews - Real or Fake?

        All I have to say on this matter is "All my fake reviews are real to my knowledge"
        Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
        A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
        Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
        Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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        • #5
          Re: Reviews - Real or Fake?

          i've got reviews on websites i didn't even know were out there.

          so far so good. but i don't work for strangers so the best reviews are the ones that come from your customers by word of mouth.

          i know alot of local companies and their m.o. i then see reviews that don't reflect what i know and other old customers tell me. all reviews can be fixed.

          rick.
          phoebe it is

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          • #6
            Re: Reviews - Real or Fake?

            All you need is a email address to post on yelp. I never heard anything about them checking ip addresses.
            Buy cheap, buy twice.

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            • #7
              Re: Reviews - Real or Fake?

              Angies list is infamous for these types of practices.

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              • #8
                Re: Reviews - Real or Fake?

                This thread sucks.

                oooo* (One Star)


                J.C.

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                • #9
                  Re: Reviews - Real or Fake?

                  Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
                  I don't trust anything I read on the internet. Even stuff I wrote
                  Prepare to be beamed up, Capt. Kirk wishes to see you immediately. smileold back at ya!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Reviews - Real or Fake?

                    air cond./ heritage air helped me save $4,000.00 this one is totally legit.
                    Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Reviews - Real or Fake?

                      As far as product reviews I trust Amazon. I think they do a good job of policing em and for the most part every product I have bought from them I would agree with the ratings. But yeah.. some reviews on sites are completely bogus and staged.

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