Selling Fake Reviews Online - Illegal?

Fake review seems not good, yes I totally agree. However, I think above 50% of review in the internet are fake.

Fake reviews are the best thing that can happen to a business. If they are done properly and written properly.

I've spent A LOT of money on fake reviews so I can speak from experience. They are one of the easiest ways to explode your ROI. You get much better conversions = more traffic = a lot more $$$.
 
Fake reviews are the best thing that can happen to a business. If they are done properly and written properly.

I've spent A LOT of money on fake reviews so I can speak from experience. They are one of the easiest ways to explode your ROI. You get much better conversions = more traffic = a lot more $$$.

Can you suggest me on this? I will give it a try.
 
Can you suggest me on this? I will give it a try.

I already suggested.

If you're asking HOW I do my reviews its a bit complicated. But the simple explanation is -

I use local proxies / register accounts / age them then leave reviews. :)

However, there is a lot more to my specific method. Like which review sites I use, why I use them, how I use them, which ones I ignore (yelp) etc etc. I use a low amount of citations with a high amount of drip fed reviews to first rank my G local. And I don't do this for companies I do this for local lead gen sites and forward all the leads to a broker.

But after 2-3 months, when I build up lots of reviews I basically take all these reviews and plaster them on the home page of my site. That 1 move all by itself dramatically increases conversions. Then on top of that, my local listings start to rank and funnel highly qualified traffic back to my money site (I put 30 mins into writing each review AND I use a lot of NLP so when I say "highly qualified" I mean these people are ready to buy immediately).

Once I have my site ranking, my G local ranking, and about 6-7 review sites with tons of reviews on them, the site produces a lot of highly qualified leads. Then like I said I forward those to a broker and share commissions with him. In the past I never use to do this and the traffic was weak, it wasn't as qualified, the sites converted like shit, and they were nowhere near as profitable. But since I work in niches where 1 sale can get me a 4-5 figure commission, I put A LOT of time into the way I do my reviews.

Thats the long explanation.

-SB
 
When you research the data backing Online Rep Management, even a moron can see the effect Reviews have on conversions. Whether you go about it by personally approaching leads or faking them, there is a reason the biggest companies in the world use them.
If you've ever scrolled down the screen to read comments, testimonials and opinions...you're under it's spell too.
 
When you research the data backing Online Rep Management, even a moron can see the effect Reviews have on conversions. Whether you go about it by personally approaching leads or faking them, there is a reason the biggest companies in the world use them.
If you've ever scrolled down the screen to read comments, testimonials and opinions...you're under it's spell too.

You are correct because I read over 60% of people buy based on reviews and it is critical to have them
if you are selling a product or service.

-RK
 
Unlike most things that are "wrong" in internet marketing just being against a website's terms of service or etc, fake reviews are literally illegal in most senses.
 
You were the owner of Glowing Reviews?

Well first let me say, thank you for your service because while it was around I made a lot of money thanks to you. And I'm sorry that you got sued but your considered a legend in my books. And I hope things aren't too bad for you right now.

I'll be honest though, I don't understand why you didn't do everything fully anonymous? Like I don't understand how torrent sites get away with what they do but we can't have 1 safe, fully anonymous review site?

Would it really have been that hard to make yourself / your service anonymous? That way if people want to sue you they can't find out who the hell you are? Theres got to be a way to do it safely. Look at how long silkroad was around before feds were able to penetrate it. And even now, they still haven't been taken down. There are people selling drugs and guns online and they've been getting away with it for years.

So a person should absolutely be capable of running a fake review operation... if its set up the right way.

And I think someday someone is going to capitalize on this the proper way. Maybe they'll use a different form of currency, but people needs reviews. There is a high demand for them. All we need is a more sophisticated operation who knows how to evade authorities and lawyers. If silkroad can do it, torrent sites, etc etc, someone can certainly do it for the purpose of fake reviews.

The only way to be truly anonymous would be to always use a proxy which is easy, buy the domain and hosting under a proxy and with a fake name which again is easy.

The hardest part is payment, PayPal is easily tracked as is Sage and all of the other payment processors. The only option if you never wanted to be found would be to use Bitcoins, this is ok since I use bitcoins but most businesses owners do not, and it would most likely be far to much hassle for them to get some to bother.
 
The only way to be truly anonymous would be to always use a proxy which is easy, buy the domain and hosting under a proxy and with a fake name which again is easy.

The hardest part is payment, PayPal is easily tracked as is Sage and all of the other payment processors. The only option if you never wanted to be found would be to use Bitcoins, this is ok since I use bitcoins but most businesses owners do not, and it would most likely be far to much hassle for them to get some to bother.

Anonymity through a proxy is only as anonymous as the proxy company knows about you.

-RK
 
Selling fake reviews to lazy ORM'ers is not illegal, but using fake reviews for your clients is. There have been cases in the UK where companies have been sued for faking reviews.
 
Some months ago, Amazon filed lawsuit against people selling fake reviews.
Even legit reviews can bring problems if they are negative LOL, I know a blogger who has been punished by justice for badmouth about a restaurant she didn't liked
 
Good reviews are not illegal. But stay away from negative ones. It can be cause of problems.
 
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