We just recently did a test on TripAdvisor, we had all 15 of our reviewers create ONE account each, and then post 7 opinion reviews in one session for both hotels and restaurants. ( all positive reviews ) We wanted to see how soon TripAdvisor would post all 7 reviews from a new user. Below is a breakdown of the stats
Total new accounts : 15 ( 1 new account each )
Total reviews posted : 105 ( 7 reviews each )
Accounts from countries : 5 different countries ( USA, CA, UK, NZ and Italy )
From the 100 reviews posted, 97 got approved and posted on TripAdvisor – 65% got posted within 24 hours – the longest took 9 days ( even though the other 6 posted by the same person at the same time were posted within 24 hours )
OK, OK we know what you are thinking, WHAT has this got to do with TripAdvisor approving unvalidated reviews that destroy reputations and break laws?, and the answer is simple.. NOTHING!.. But it does show you how easy and fast someone can get a review posted on TripAdvisor, in our case no damage was done, all the reviews were rightfully positive.. However it could also be reviews like these..
FIRST, before we post a few reviews from our vast collection, ( we have 1000’s for an up and coming legal case ) we would like to quote the following from Emma Shaw
Spokesperson for TripAdvisor, Emma Shaw, said that she could not comment “on the specifics of threatened or pending litigation.” However, she went on to say that it is TripAdvisor’s top priority to ensure the content featured on its site is authentic. “We dedicate significant time and resources to that end, including a host of more than 25 sophisticated filters, a team of detectives, and our community of over 60 million users who help us police reviews.
OK, just so you can rest assure that the reviews below have all been authenticated, filtered, investigated and policed by 60 million TripAdvisor Nazi’s, and the fact that they are on TripAdvisor means they are all reviews you can trust… Oh, and yes they are almost all ONE Time posters that have had nothing else to share with others since they got this trashed someone’s reputation. Either that, or even they are shocked that TripAdvisor posted their reviews, and want nothing to do with them..
ENJOY, and yes, you will want to laugh out loud, but remember someone’s reputation is being dragged through hell by a sad probably lonely person and an arrogant and pathetic TripAdvisor. Remember this can EASILY happen to you and your business – Also, when reading these reviews, ask yourself, if this happened to YOU, what would YOU have done, would you have handled these problems the same way as the (one time) reviewer did… ( we doubt it very much , unless of course you work for TripAdvisor)
There you have it, these extremely strong acquisitions can and will destroy a person and even a family’s reputation. These reviews are on the internet for EVERYONE to see. Reviews you can trust ? … Yeah sure TripAdvisor, you carry on doing what you do best, destroying the reputations of those who work hard to put food on their plate..
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