TrustPilot is a form of near-perfect evil. If someone leaves a negative review of your business on TrustPilot, you can have it taken down - for a measly $400 per month. If you refuse to purchase their premium package, they can prioritize the negative review to be shown above the positive ones until you do. If your competitor hires a review-bombing spammer to add negative reviews en masse, well, you'll just have to upgrade to the next-tier plan. It's a shocking lack of integrity, but not surprising, given the business model. Anyway, it's disappointing that TrustPilot gets any publicity for being anything credible.
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In short no. Trustpilot is completely corrupt and dishonest. They game their own system, manipulating reviews in the favor of their paying customers, and they will also delete any negative reviews about themselves. I have left multiple reviews about Trustpilot on trustpilot.com, and each time they have deleted it.
Just a word to the wise for those of us that thought that Trustpilot reviews were a useful tool in doing "due diligence" prior to a purchase. My recent experience of Trustpilot has opened my eyes to the fact that the companies which it hosts reviews of are in fact their CUSTOMERS!
Trustpilot is now worth around half of its valuation at the time of its IPO, one year ago. If you want an honest review site don't use Trustpilot, A company can remove reviews of their business if they are a Trustpilot customer - and many are
What kind of company buys fake reviews? It is worth remembering that companies pay TrustPilot to use their reviewing system. This means that it is not in TrustPilot’s best interests to remove a customer from its service
I am not a person who will just moan and moan very easily about some thing bad. I always have tried the things specifically until the life runs out of me ie. I lose patenice. One such liar of a website is trustpilot, I thought anybody could get on it and write reviews but oh my god they only let good reviews on their website and write fake good reviews about companies themselves.
I have seen many fake 5-star and 1-star reviews on TrustPilot. So, TrustPilot enjoys the traffic they receive through companies’ names and fame, while they don’t care whether their reviews are misleading people or not. I mean, TrustPilot doesn’t care if the published reviews are true or they are fake and misleading. They just enjoy the traffic and the money it makes for them.
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Trustpilot has a consumer rating of 1.47 stars from 706 reviews indicating that most customers are generally dissatisfied with their purchases. Consumers complaining about Trustpilot most frequently mention customer service, bad experience and integrity team problems.Trustpilot ranks 54th among Internet Safety sites.
Trustpilot Reviews - 1.3 Rating out of 5. 2,206 Reviews
Jude - "Trustpilot is a massive scam and their content integrity team is a bunch of lying wankers and complete morons".
Can you trust Trustpilot? – 9 million reviews studied
Trustpilot must make significant improvements to their fraud detection algorithms and take strict action against repeated offenders. They should not be relying on consumers to do the job of their compliance team. While Trustpilot’s business model remains dependent on the businesses who pay to use its service, it can never be a platform that consumers can wholly trust to be impartial.
It was suggested by a very helpful TrustPilot sales agent that if my business throws nearly £12k at them for a year, we would be able to have so much more functionality and gizmos to be able to invite, respond and remove reviews for the business.
So if they are failing to remove AND suggesting that I could pay them some money to get some tools that will help me remove the reviews... wouldn't you consider that as some kind of blackmail?
Frank LLP announces the filing of a federal class action lawsuit against Trustpilot Inc. and Trustpilot A/S (together, “Trustpilot”), famous for the Trustpilot.com customer-reviews website. The suit alleges Trustpilot subscribers, mainly small to mid-sized companies, were subjected to deceptive business practices, among other violations of the law.
Fake five-star reviews being bought and sold online. BBC 5 live Investigates was able to buy a false, five-star recommendation placed on one of the world's leading review websites, Trustpilot. It also uncovered online forums where Amazon shoppers are offered full refunds in exchange for product reviews.
Are Trustpilot reviews trustable? No they’re not. They have no problem if you score a company high, they never request any further information to see if the review is genuine but if you put a 1 star review they ask for more information and even when provided they don’t reinstate the bad review. They also always take the companies word over yours even with evidence and then remove the review. I’ve had 2 genuine bad reviews removed recently and not had 1 question about the good ones. I do not trust them at all and will no longer use them to review or to check reviews as it has been proved no me they are biased and only like good reviews.
We actually found a website you can buy reviews.
If you can buy reviews how trustworthy is TrustPilot?
Trustpilot’s first transparency report reveals one in twenty reviews are fakes, Sean Hargrave reports