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Abusing Schema Review

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by zee007, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. zee007

    zee007 Senior Member

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    I was analyzing this site for a customer:

    It has 100's of reviews left on-site and they are leveraging it in the SERPs (via schema), so it looks like the business has many positive reviews. My question is, where do customers submit the reviews on this site (I cant find it anywhere) and secondly, will Google crack down on sites like these, which are clearly falsifying reviews (IMO)?
     
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  2. bartosimpsonio

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    Also, I think we could have a better discussion if the specific URL wasn't revealed. Just my 2 cents.
     
  3. indegosolutions

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    Google will do nothing about that, probably the reviews are an average from the other real reviews websites.
     
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    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    cloakndagger2 Regular Member

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    That's pretty lame, I am looking at this site for a customer, it look fake, posts link, I know you've removed it that ain't the point as you well know.
    They could be using emailed reviews etc you have no idea they are fake (even if they are, they clearly are doing a job to get customers attention) simply that they are doing a good job and the competitor doesn't like it. I think that pretty much sums it up. If you're not using schema on your customers site you're already behind the curve anyway.