Google Wants to 'Keep it Real' With Reviews on Google Play


This week, the Android Developers team announced improvements to the methods used in identifying and removing fake reviews on Google Play. Considering the huge amount of apps available on Google Play, it’s important that reviews are trustworthy, and that’s Google’s goal with this move. 

Sometimes, app and game developers can hire 3rd-party firms that can swarm an app’s review section, posting nothing but positive notes. Positive reviews can lead to potentially better exposure on Google Play and more downloads, ultimately in an attempt for the developer to make more money. Naturally, this goes way against the Google Play Developer Policy.

For any honest developers out there, you have nothing to worry about. Google’s algorithms are on the case of fake reviews.

Here’s an excerpt from the Android Developer’s post.

In the vast majority of cases, no action is needed. If you are working with someone else to promote your app (e.g., third-party marketing agencies), we advise you to check-in and ensure that their promotion techniques use legitimate practices, and adhere to the Google Play Developer Policy. The basic rule of thumb for reviews and ratings is that they should come from genuine users, and developers should not attempt to manipulate them in any form (e.g., fake, paid, incentivized).

0 Comment

Leave a Reply

Captcha image


  • 5300c769af79e

    Verizon on Verge of $5B Deal for Yahoo Core Assets

    The deal would include real estate but not the company's intellectual property portfolio, according to reports.It is unclear exactly what that would mean for Yahoo operations going forward.
  • 5300c769af79e (for iPhone)

    do's iPhone app.It's available as an iPhone app, and also on Android, the Web, and Chrome.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Panda Gold Protection (2017)

    Compare Similar ProductsCompare Symantec Norton Security Deluxe (2017) %displayPrice% McAfee LiveSafe (2017) %displayPrice% Bitdefender Total Security 2017 %displayPrice% Kaspersky Total Security (2017) %displayPrice% Trend Micro Maximum Security (2017) %displayPrice% Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Complete %displayPrice% Panda Internet Security (2017) %displayPrice% Panda Global Protection (2017) %displayPrice% Comodo Internet Security Complete 10 %displayPrice% This product's pricing is above and beyond typical.The old-school product line starts with Panda Antivirus Pro, expands through Panda Internet Security and Panda Global Protection, and winds up at Panda Gold Protection.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Philips Adds Motion Sensor to Smart Lighting Options

    During a demo, the Hue sensor was placed atop a picture frame high on the wall, where it still detected my presence.With the Philips Hue app, you can set the motion sensor to trigger specific scenes if you have lights capable of changing color, like the Philips Hue Go.