I have some questions about marketing and honesty. Do you use the rating system on products and services such Amazon, Yelp, Netflix, 100 of other sites? How honest are you on your ratings and reviews? Do you buy products and services based on other costumer ratings? Do you believe in many of the ratings?
On this site I see that it clearly doesn’t work 95% of the time. Does this happen with many other sites where many people don’t give a shit and “troll” because it’s a useless system?
In my industry I see many of the competitors inflating their own ratings after negative comments and ratings. When reviewing products or services I would like to think that I am able to filter the real ratings from the people trying to inflate ratings or just being vindictive.
Yelp for example. Many people/chefs complain about Yelpers and wish it would go away. They don’t understand how some people can rate Mcdonalds with 5 stars, and the rail against their restaurant for spotty service one night and give it a 2 star rating.
Here is an article from our weekly rag about Yelp. A local chef rails against yelpers and feels the backlash.
I would like to see some other articles if anyone knows of where the current marketing/rating systems works and or fails.