Tag: astroturfing

TripAdvisor Astroturfing Hand Slapping

One of my favorite topics when it comes to review sites is astroturfing.* What is Astroturfing? If you’re not familiar, astroturfing is when you write… Read More

Interview with Cars.com on Dealer Ratings: Part 2

On Wednesday, we posted the first half of an interview with Nick Hummer of Cars.com about how their new dealer ratings & review system is… Read More

Interview with Cars.com on New Dealer Review System: Part 1

As we mentioned before, Cars.com switched over to a new dealers review and rating system this past March, which is currently in an opt-in stage. … Read More

Google Hotpot: Google Getting More Personalized, More Local

Last night – perhaps while you were dreaming about sugarplum fairies – Google did a soft launch of Hotpot.  It’s Google’s offering of personalized recommendations… Read More

Want to Blast Your Competition? Don’t Try Yelp

What timing! Our good friend and mascot SEOdog just finished a post on why it’s a bad idea to astroturf reviews on local business listings,… Read More

Slammer for Fake Blog Spammers

Did you know that it’s now a criminal offense – punishable by up to two years in jail – for any marketer/marketing firm/staff of marketing… Read More

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