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jeudi 20 septembre 2012

La chasse aux faux avis de consommateurs est ouverte

..."Nous avons lancé un vrai travail d'enquête depuis 2011, explique la Direction générale de la concurrence, de la consommation et de la répression des fraudes (DGCCRF) que nous poursuivons toujours actuellement. Nous avons déjà contrôlé 129 sites et dressé douze procédures." Les infractions se divisent en quatre catégories : la rédaction massive et répétée d'avis positifs rédigés par les professionnels eux-mêmes sur leur site ou leur page Facebook ; les éloges postées par un employé de la société (un commercial, par exemple) qui avance masqué ; la modération tronquée et la suppression de critiques et enfin la sous-traitance à des prestataires spécialistes d'e-réputation pour rédiger de multiples avis. Aucune de ces procédures n'a encore abouti pour cause de temporalité judiciaires différente mais les sites poursuivis risquent jusqu'à 37 500 euros d'amende pour la personne physique et 187 500 euros pour la personne morale. A la DGCCRF, on prend cette question très au sérieux : "Ce phénomène très récent est une priorité pour nous car il occupe une place centrale dans le quotidien des gens." ... http://lentreprise.lexpress.fr/internet-canal-pour-vendre/la-chasse-aux-faux-avis-de-consommateurs-est-ouverte_35236.html#xtor=RSS-17

mercredi 19 septembre 2012

Fake Corporate Social Media Content a Growing Problem

Enterprises are increasingly likely to use fake user reviews to bolster their business via social media sites like Facebook. As large corporations wrestle with social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to sell their goods and services to an online, socially-interconnected audience, the temptation to write paid or fake reviews of products will grow, according to IT research firm Gartner. The company's report predicts enterprise spending on paid social media ratings and reviews would make up 10 to 15 percent of all reviews by 2014, leading to at least two Fortune 500 companies being investigated by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) within the next two years. http://www.cioinsight.com/c/a/Latest-News/Fake-Content-on-Corporate-Social-Media-Pages-to-Rise-Gartner-438206/

vendredi 7 septembre 2012

The Best Book Reviews Money Can Buy

He was part of the marketing department of a company that provided services to self-published writers — services that included persuading traditional media and blogs to review the books. It was uphill work. He could churn out press releases all day long, trying to be noticed, but there is only so much space for the umpteenth vampire novel or yet another self-improvement manifesto or one more homespun recollection of times gone by. There were not enough reviewers to go around. Suddenly it hit him. Instead of trying to cajole others to review a client’s work, why not cut out the middleman and write the review himself? Then it would say exactly what the client wanted — that it was a terrific book. A shattering novel. A classic memoir. Will change your life. Lyrical and gripping, Stunning and compelling. Or words to that effect. In the fall of 2010, Mr. Rutherford started a Web site, GettingBookReviews.com. At first, he advertised that he would review a book for $99. But some clients wanted a chorus proclaiming their excellence. So, for $499, Mr. Rutherford would do 20 online reviews. A few people needed a whole orchestra. For $999, he would do 50. ... http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/business/book-reviewers-for-hire-meet-a-demand-for-online-raves.html