When you are purchasing a product or service over the Internet or in stores, you are always going to want to do your research. In fact, over 60% of people now say that they research a product online before making a purchase. That is, they look online to see the reviews of a product or service, before investing money into it. However, a lot of people have said that some reviews are fake – particular web hosting reviews. Below we will discuss some of the best ways to tell if reviews for web hosting are fake.
1. Are all the reviews positive?
No matter how good a company is, they will have some bad reviews. Why will every “good” company have poor reviews? Because they cannot please everyone. Good companies make mistakes too. They just do better at resolving them and minimizing the impact of them. Therefore, you are going to want to ensure that the company you are searching for does not have an entire list full of positive reviews. Although a reputable company could have entirely positive reviews for some time – the laws of nature will eventually come into play, and they will be bound to get a few poor ones. Best Host News is one of the only review sites we know of that uses real web hosting reviews.
2. Do they sound overly excited?
A lot of fake reviews make the company sound perfect. Not many real reviews will have this bias type of tone to them. Real reviews will point out the flaws and the benefits of the company. They will accurately describe the service and whether or not the company came through with their service of web hosting. You are going to want to avoid the companies that have a bunch of overly excited reviewers.
3. Are a lot of the positive reviews posted on the same date?
A lot of the companies that post reviews and fake them are not very smart about it. They end up posting a ton of positive reviews all stemming from the same date. They just decided to use that day to post positive reviews. Think about it, what are the chances that a ton of positive reviews are submitted on the same day? Exactly, that is why you should look out for companies that have these reviews as they are likely to be fake.
Finally, when you are trying to figure out whether or not a web hosting company has fake reviews, always use common sense, and if in doubt refer to a site like Best Host news.