Google is Taking Down Fake Play Store App Reviews

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When you visit the Google Play Store to get a new app for your phone or tablet, it is always a good thing to first of all look at what the app’s reviews have to say.

These reviews are provided by users who have actually tried the apps on their devices, thus, they represent hands-on experiences. These reviews can be positive or negative, but either way, you will be in a better position to determine whether you will still get the app in question or not. An app with many good reviews in the Google Play Store will probably attract more downloads (purchases) and in the long run, the developers benefit more than those with fewer reviews. The latter case gets even worse when the few reviews available are mostly negative.

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With this in mind, developers will look for all possible ways to ensure that their apps have the most downloads in the Google Play Store. Whether it is using fake reviews, boosting install numbers or even paying for ratings – as long as it works, many will be willing to go all the way. There are also services and apps available for creating best fake ID 2020 which has also come into the radar of Google as people are falling prey to such fake services. Apparently, Google is aware of these tricks and as at the time of this writing, the company has initiated a crackdown on these malicious practices in a bid to prevent developers from misleading customers.

Starting this week, Google says that the Play Store will be equipped with a better way of detecting these frauds as well as filtering the many app reviews to determine the fake ones. When the system detects any of these malpractices, the actions will be filtered and eventually removed from the results, hence having zero impacts on the listing of the app in the Store. In worst case scenarios, the affected developers may even be punished by removing their apps from the Play Store alongside revoking their account.

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