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Fake post rating plugin - How to artificially increase ratings of posts?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by blackboxer, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. blackboxer

    blackboxer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hi,

    I'm wanting to know if there is a plugin similar to this one

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    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-postratings/screenshots/
    however I want to artificially increase the ratings out of 5 stars and the amount of people who rated it,

    is there a plugin/way to do this ? thanks
     
  2. 2much4u

    2much4u Registered Member

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    I would not try and do that if you google about it there was alot of people that got shamed in rankings in google for artificially increase the ratings
     
  3. noorhazari

    noorhazari Newbie

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    Just hire some freelancers to give you rating at cheap cost. This will look natural and no harm to your site.
     
  4. pathart

    pathart Senior Member

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    Cant you turn off settings that disallow multiple ratings from one person and then just turn it back on once the ratings have been done?

    I think this will work.
     
  5. blackboxer

    blackboxer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    which plugin allows this feature?

    im trying to remember a thread i read here a few weeks back that had a plugin which allowed this, anyone else know of anything similar to having the ability to artificially inflate fake votes and ratings (of stars) ?
     
  6. pathart

    pathart Senior Member

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    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-postratings/

    Wp-postratings allows it for me, easy enought to do too.
     
  7. CyberSEO

    CyberSEO Senior Member

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    It's very easy to do actually. When a surfer opens the post in browser, the plugin should calculate the chance. Say let 10% of visitors "rated" the post with 5 stars (if (rand(1, 100) > 90) { rate_the_post(); })). In this case there will be an illusion that the ratings are organic.

    I can write such an add-on for the wp-postratings plugin. Contact me if you are interested.
     
  8. profits

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    you should be able to easily change ratings in the database using phpadmin in your sites cpanel. GD Star Rating plugin lets you do it. The field is wp_gdsr_data_article which lets you edit the votes, stars, no of views and other data associated with the post