I must confess i have recently started developing two of these with help a professional.
I initially liked the look of this and went for the business model. Having said that as time went on ( only a month since) I realised when the sites were finished that they are frowned upon by Amazon.
so what to do about this? I have stopped any work on this and have invested a bit of cash into it and wondered what the warrior point of view is regarding this please?
mY INITIAL RESPONSE IS TO STOP WHAT I AM DOING.
FORBES ARTICLE : https://www.forbes.com/sites/emmawoo.../#4947f949195f
Amazon's problem with fake reviews shows no signs of abating, with an investigation by the Which? consumer group revealing a flood of fake five-star reviews for tech products.
'Unknown' brands of headphones, dashcams, fitness trackers and smart watches are receiving thousands of reviews; as they're unverified, there's no evidence that the reviewer has even bought or used the product. These brands include ITSHINY, Vogek and Aitalk.
When Which? searched for headphones, all the products on the first page of results were from unknown brands and almost nine in 10 of more than 12,000 reviews for these products were from unverified purchasers.
One set of headphones, by 'Celebrat', had 439 reviews - all five-star, all unverified, and all appearing on the same day.
"Our research suggests that Amazon is losing the battle against fake reviews - with shoppers bombarded by dubious comments aimed at artificially boosting products from unknown brands," says Natalie Hitchins, Which? head of home products and services.