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How to prove third party review and ratings to be correct and real? 1 Recommended Answer 11 Replies 41 Upvotes
we are developing an App which of course has a website.
I added some of our ratings and reviews from the users given in Google Play and Apple Store and corresponding JSON-LD's.
Example of an individual review (Review -> Rating).
Example of the overall reviews (UserReview -> AggregateReview)
I could not find the answers from the Internet where is more information about faking the data. E.g. making your rating 5/5 from 1000000 people. I would not like to fake so a few questions arised:
1. It is the developer of the site who can add the data which can be fake or real.
How can I prove the authenticity of a user review? Linking to the third party site where the review exists? Any other means? In both stores, there is a "Link to this review" link. Is it be possible to link the individual Rating to this link?
2. We have now 15 Apple store ratings and 12 Google Store ratings. So as an aggregated rating we got 5 in Apple Store and 4.833 in Google Play => average 4,9165 => ~4,9. One page can have one AggregatedRating but what about now when the rating is coming from two different sources?
Then I tested them with Google's testing tool and a couple of questions arised.
3. Who is the author of AggregatedRating if the ratings are added by me, but they actually come from Google and Apple? Because it is actually a required field or at least the testing tool gives an error "A value for the author field is required." because I leave it empty for now.
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