Incentivized reviews on Amazon India

Sushubh

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Oct 29, 2004
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I get offers to write 'honest' 5 star reviews on Amazon India on a regular basis. Started happening when I entered the top 500 reviewers. At one point of time I was in the top 300 I believe. These days I am close to getting out of top 500. Anyhow.

This is one of the recent mails I got:



I tweeted about it expecting nothing from Amazon India.

What I did get was this:

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Sushubh

Administrator
[OP]
Oct 29, 2004
415,531
12,854
Gurugram
based on my experience... there are two things i would recommend.

  1. Stay out of the Top 500 reviewers if you do not plan to benefit from that.
  2. Do not trust overly positive reviews on obscure (and non obscure) products from Top 500 reviewers.
 
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Nishant

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3. Too many Top Reviewer reviews.

I mostly keep an eye on 2 and 3.