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Understanding how to use Fakespot will give you the information you need about how the tool can benefit your online shopping experience. Fakespot evaluates the product reviews and provides each product with a better rating. In addition, the tool has other features that will assist you in picking the best products for your needs. For example, each product has a rating on the authenticity of its reviews.
Click the Analyze Reviews button and see a comprehensive analysis of the patterns in the reviews.
Note: Fakespot cannot check journal reviews like the fake Hindawi Publishing Corporations peer reviews.
Download the app from Play Store or Apple store. Apple will require you to set up your action button, which is unnecessary in an Android device.
Remember that the Fakespot Chrome extension offers you more control over everything that you see. For example, you can choose to only see the Amazon rating in isolation or alongside the Fakespot rating. For Amazon, this was one way they employed in building customer relationships and battling their fake reviews problem.
Fakespot has the following features:
This feature will enable you to view other affordable listings of the product you want to buy on other websites. You can also use it to get the best price for the product you want to purchase.
It can spot suspicious sellers using a caution mark. For legit sellers, you will see the label “Approved.” You can also get a recommendation to purchase an identical product from a seller with an excellent track record.
You will get the main points that are unique across the fake reviews. For instance, you can check how the product stands out in price, quality, competitiveness, and packaging.
How Reviews Are Analyzed
Fakespot rates each product on an e-commerce website with the letters ‘A’ to ‘F.’ The calculation of the rating is as follows:
A product with a ‘B’ rating is still a legit product; it’s just that some of the reviews have telltale signs of being unreliable.
It is also important to note that the ratings are only a reflection of the review’s reliability.
How does Fakespot earn money?
The company’s business model is around ads posted on the website. People who visit the site for review analysis can click on the posted ads. For every click, the company generates money.
How can I activate Fakespot?
Just install the Chrome browser extension and get a prompt that will allow you to set your permissions.
What does the ‘F’ rating on Fakespot mean?
F’ represents fake reviews or false reviews about a product.
STAT: In a Fakespot analysis, more than 50% of reviews on Walmart’s website are unreliable and not authentic. In addition, less than 5% of reviews on Best Buy’s website were similar. (source)