ReviewMeta Versus Fakespot: Which Review Analyzer Is Better?
Online tools for assessing reviews include ReviewMeta and Fakespot.com. Only Amazon supports ReviewMeta, but Fakespot supports a number of e-commerce platforms, including Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and eBay. ReviewMeta is more detailed than Fakespot, but Fakespot is more practical.
Both fake positive and negative reviews can be found in abundance on e-commerce websites. A lot of vendors purchase fictitious positive evaluations to increase the appeal of their products and fictitious negative reviews to denigrate rival products.
Which reviews should you believe, then? They promise to be helpful, but how trustworthy are websites like ReviewMeta.com and Fakespot.com?
Aspects of These Tools that Could Be Weak
Being an extension for Google Chrome, Fakespot is practical. Following installation, it offers a letter grade as you navigate through the products. This is user-friendly, but because the letter grades indicate the quality of the reviews rather than the quality of the products, it can also be perplexing.
After looking through my previous Amazon purchases, I discovered that some respectable items I purchased have C, D, or F ratings. My dog is obsessed with Good’N’Fun Triple Flavored Rawhide Kabobs, one of those F goods. That low rating has several causes, one of which is this.
Review hijacking occurs when a product is changed but the reviews are left in place. This occurs when sellers add an irrelevant item as a product variant to their listing in order to make it appear as though their product has a lot of good ratings. You may have noticed something similar on Amazon, where a product has a 4.5-star rating but when you click down to the reviews, many of them refer to an entirely other product.
ReviewMeta gives a record of the prior goods that were offered under that listing in the case of these dog kabobs. They are all distinct flavors of the Good’N’Fun Triple Flavored Rawhide Kabobs. This appears to be a hijacking, but it’s not.
I was able to identify the issue with this listing since ReviewMeta provides a lot more information about why it assesses things the way it does. ReviewMeta reduced the 4.8 rating to 4.5 after deleting “43 percent of potentially artificial reviews” for this product, giving it an F on Fakespot’s scale.
Regarding the caliber of reviews, the outcomes of both tools can be significantly different. It was difficult for me to choose between the CoolStream Duo Bluetooth Adapter Receiver for 30 Pin Bose SoundDock and the ZIOCOM 30 Pin Bluetooth Adapter Receiver for iPhone iPod Bose SoundDock when I was looking for a 30-pin adapter for my Bose SoundDock.
As of this writing, Fakespot has graded the CoolStream reviews an A, while the ZIOCOM adapter reviews have received a C.
Fakespot’s compatibility with numerous top retail websites is its main advantage. Despite the fact that ReviewMeta is limited to Amazon, it offers a wealth of information to back up the adjusted rating it assigns to products.
It is simple to utilize both tools simultaneously and they are both beneficial. The same as with the reviews themselves, you shouldn’t have naive faith in these tools either. The assessments provided by these two firms are merely estimations, and it’s likely that the algorithms will fail to pick up on dishonest evaluations as well as be able to spot deceit in situations where it doesn’t exist.
When my entirely reliable ratings on Yelp were marked as unreliable, I personally had this experience. Reviewers are not always to be trusted, but neither are reviews themselves.