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Leaving GPlaces reviews

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lacy1978, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. lacy1978

    lacy1978 Junior Member

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    We have a comment card in one of our B&M stores that customers fill out. They don't have any problem filling these out, but we can't seem to get those same people to actually go to a website and leave us a review. Is it "white hat" to create random accounts on yelp/kudzu/etc and then use their review they wrote?
     
  2. ESM2012

    ESM2012 Regular Member

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    Calling it "White Hat" would not be accurate but it doesn't mean you can't use the reviews.
     
  3. SuperNoobInc

    SuperNoobInc Regular Member

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    Interesting post.
    I am wondering how yelp/google reviews etc. will look at this - because if you fill/post those reviews up yourself.
    They will probably be coming from same IP etc.
     
  4. desiblast

    desiblast Junior Member

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    As long as you vary accounts / IP / etc it'll work, but not necessarily "white hat"
     
  5. dheer

    dheer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I would call it gray hat. Although if your clients are actually leaving you a good reviews then I don't think there is any harm. People always orders fake google palces reviews to help rank their page better in SERP's. I won't suggest you to put all of them from same IP and or all at once.

    Best approach is to randomly post them in drip feed fashion to lower the risk of getting them removed.