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Standards To Combat Fake Reviews Needed As Trust Erodes

Standards To Combat Fake Reviews Needed As Trust Erodes by Laurie Sullivan , Staff Writer @lauriesullivan, March 6, 2020 Nearly three-quarters of consumers want the retail industry to implement standards with severe punishment for violators to combat fake reviews and even harsher punishments for noncompliance. One of the punishments would be paying a fine of up … Continue reading Standards To Combat Fake Reviews Needed As Trust Erodes

An Estimated 11 Million Fake Business Listings On Google Maps

An Estimated 11 Million Fake Business Listings On Google Maps by Laurie Sullivan , Staff Writer @lauriesullivan, June 21, 2019 Despite Google’s sophisticated algorithms and high-paid software engineers, the company struggles to protect against “chronic deceit” from fake listings on Google Maps. There is a long history of this type of abuse on the site. This … Continue reading An Estimated 11 Million Fake Business Listings On Google Maps

Consumers largely unaware of fake reviews problem on Amazon

Three-quarters of respondents indicated they “fully” or “somewhat” trusted Amazon reviews. Greg Sterling on April 8, 2019  Multiple sources have concluded Amazon has a growing fake-reviews problem. Yet the majority of consumers appear to be unaware of it, according to new consumer survey data from CPC Strategy (part of Elite SEM).  Majority trust Amazon reviews. The survey of … Continue reading Consumers largely unaware of fake reviews problem on Amazon

Fake, fake, fake: Epic tweetstorm targets marketing’s metrics house of cards

WaPo’s ad engineer’s tweet touched a nerve, racking up more than 6,000 likes, nearly 3,000 retweets and a slew of comments and numerous sub-threads. Robin Kurzer on December 27, 2018 Aram Zucker-Scharff, ad engineering director for Washington Post’s research, experimentation and development team, lit up a tweetstorm Wednesday, calling just about every way that the digital marketers … Continue reading Fake, fake, fake: Epic tweetstorm targets marketing’s metrics house of cards