How to write Trustpilot reviews that wont get deleted?

Status
Not open for further replies.

Deadlock99

Junior Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2017
Messages
101
Reaction score
19
Website
oldmagazinearchive.blogspot.com
I am trying to create some reviews on Trustpilot to increase the rating of a business. I am having a bit of trouble with trustpilot flagging and removing the reviews I write and I wondered if anyone has some good advise on what to do to make them stick?

This is what I have done so far:

  • Created several accounts on Trustpilot, some with a normal email address (yahoo, hotmail etc), some with a Google logins.
  • I reboot my router in between creating the accounts and writing reviews so I am logging in from a new IP address ( I have checked that the IP is changing each time)
  • I am also using a browser plugin that changes the user agent of the browser so I looks like I am logging in from either IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari etc.
  • I am using privacy browsing so no cookies are showing for previous logins
  • I then write a few reviews for some well established businesses such as McDonald's mixing up the rating between 1 and 5 stars and writing reviews relevant to the business.
  • I then write the review for the business I am trying to boost, and then pick a business at random to give a 4 star review.
So far I have written 7 reviews for the business but 3 of them got flagged almost immediately and I am worried the others may get removed as well, wasting a couple of hours of work.
The reviews I wrote for other businesses from the same accounts have not been removed only the ones I wrote for the business I am trying to boost the rating for.
I responded to the email that Trustpilot send to inform you that the review has been removed but not had a reply.

I did have some success in writing a 1 star review and then waiting a day and changing it to a 5 star , editing the review to say the business had been in touch and resolved the problem and so I am changing the review. But I think if i did that every time i would look suspicious.

I think one problem could be that although my IP is dynamically assigned, so I get a new IP every time I reboot the router, they are all on the same IP range and only the last 1 or 2 digits usually change. Could it be that they are flagging all reviews from that IP range as fake now?
 

digitalgeckos

Jr. VIP
Jr. VIP
Premium Member
Joined
Jan 6, 2015
Messages
7,477
Reaction score
9,915
Website
DigitalGeckos.com
Give to other big companies reviews before, wait some time and rock and roll.
 

Deadlock99

Junior Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2017
Messages
101
Reaction score
19
Website
oldmagazinearchive.blogspot.com
would say, let the accounts age some time before you use them...

Give to other big companies reviews before, wait some time and rock and roll.

Thanks for the advice. I will try creating the accounts and reviewing some big companies then leaving the accounts for a few weeks before using them again to write a review and see if this helps.

I think if you write a verified review for a business this helps with your other reviews sticking, does anyone know how I can write a verified review without buying something from a business?
 

starki

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 17, 2012
Messages
911
Reaction score
343
Trustpilot has one of the most sophisticated systems to spot bogus reviews, just aged accounts or reviews on other businesses won't help. Why? Because Trustpilot doesn't only scan the accounts doing the reviews, but the business account that gets the reviews, too. So, if all accounts doing reviews for company X have similarities in age, number of reviews etc. that differs from the usual averages, the reviews are toast. The IP is a footprint, too, two digits changing by far isn't enough.

What's most frustrating: The real problem isn't the instant moderation/flagging, that's just for the really obvious manipulation. We did some testing with Turstpilot last year, a few numbers: Out of 100 reviews, 93 survived the instant moderation. In the weeks and months afterwards, 92 of the 93 got kicked, too. 1 left after 6 months. Sure, you can always keep filling up, but it doesn't get better, the business account is probably flagged for manipulation and additional reviews anyway.
 

Deadlock99

Junior Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2017
Messages
101
Reaction score
19
Website
oldmagazinearchive.blogspot.com
Trustpilot has one of the most sophisticated systems to spot bogus reviews, just aged accounts or reviews on other businesses won't help. Why? Because Trustpilot doesn't only scan the accounts doing the reviews, but the business account that gets the reviews, too. So, if all accounts doing reviews for company X have similarities in age, number of reviews etc. that differs from the usual averages, the reviews are toast. The IP is a footprint, too, two digits changing by far isn't enough.

What's most frustrating: The real problem isn't the instant moderation/flagging, that's just for the really obvious manipulation. We did some testing with Turstpilot last year, a few numbers: Out of 100 reviews, 93 survived the instant moderation. In the weeks and months afterwards, 92 of the 93 got kicked, too. 1 left after 6 months. Sure, you can always keep filling up, but it doesn't get better, the business account is probably flagged for manipulation and additional reviews anyway.


I think your probably correct that once they detect one fake review the business account is probably put on a watch list to take a look at all their other reviews and this can result in more of them getting deleted. I

I wonder if their paid business users get less fake positive reviews removed than those using the free accounts?
 

classic12

BANNED
Joined
Jul 8, 2014
Messages
100
Reaction score
94
You still have footprints so changing just ip and user agent is not enough
edit: i see that the user is not logged in since jan
 

mightymikey

Registered Member
Joined
Mar 31, 2020
Messages
73
Reaction score
48
Trustpilot do have a very sophisticated detection system, that is true.

You can still have success faking the reviews though, I've managed it numerous times, with only 2 in every 10 reviews being flagged.

I use multiple private proxies, never use the same proxy twice. Create what I call an 'avatar' account using different email providers (gmail, outlook etc), make the profile as real as possible and then I age the accounts naturally reviewing both big and small companies, the reviews have sustenance (usually 300ish words) and are based on other reviews posted.

After each avatar has around 10-15 reviews, on a different computer on my own internet (not using a proxy) I send a request to review to the avatars email, so that the reviews made by the avatar are 'verified reviews'.

After each proxy use, I also use CCleaner to clear all cache on the system before running a different proxy different IP.
 

Starblazer

Jr. VIP
Jr. VIP
Joined
Feb 28, 2019
Messages
3,452
Reaction score
4,473
Trustpilot is a b*tch of the big companies. They once removed my review and asked me not to use the words scam and fraud unless it is proven in a court.
 

Priince1337

Jr. VIP
Jr. VIP
Joined
Aug 23, 2013
Messages
1,288
Reaction score
1,400
Tell the business owner to import a .csv file and invite you to rate their business.
This way your review comes directly from the owner. Business do this to manipulate their ratings, by only sending those invites to certain customers (e.g. returning customers, customers that are likely to leave a positive review).
 

proxygo

Jr. Executive VIP
Jr. VIP
Joined
Nov 2, 2008
Messages
41,788
Reaction score
19,632
Website
www.localproxies.com
You always hijack threads with your useless reply
if you have something to add to any thread or just move on

you bumped a thread from june 2018 - to reply to a user who hasnt touched
this thread in 2 years, in fact no1 has, so yes its classed as bumping a dead thrread
 

classic12

BANNED
Joined
Jul 8, 2014
Messages
100
Reaction score
94
you bumped a thread from june 2018 - to reply to a user who hasnt touched
this thread in 2 years, in fact no1 has, so yes its classed as bumping a dead thrread
not all user here think twice and see when the thread is posted and when the last time the op is logged in
it can be usefull for other members
 

davids355

Super Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Jr. VIP
Joined
Apr 25, 2011
Messages
17,711
Reaction score
22,291
Website
9amcrypto.com
You still have footprints so changing just ip and user agent is not enough
edit: i see that the user is not logged in since jan

It's better not to bump very old and inactive threads, especially when, as you pointed out, the thread starter has not been active on the forum either.

Thread closed.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top