Fake review sites have been popular for quite a long time now. The whole idea is to build trust on your landing page by showing how other people have rated a product.
Even with the recent news about the FTC cracking down on flogs and fake review sites, people are still doing this stuff. Case in point, Nicky Cake’s Build Solid Automated Product Sites With WordPress post of a couple weeks ago. I guess people just figure this will be almost impossible for the FTC to police so they are moving ahead business as usual.
Mr. Cakes recommends the WF Review plugin. I haven’t tried it myself, but the demo videos look pretty good. Hmm… $139? What if you’re broke?
CTRtard to the rescue! Introducing…
Poor Man’s Fake User Review Generator
- Generate an unlimited amount of fake reviews
- Add as many reviewer names as you want
- Add as many rating fields as you want
- Control the minimum and maximum amount of stars to rate each field
- Control the date range of reviews
- 100% Free
Now, keep in mind, this is not a WordPress plugin, but you could of course, use it in WordPress by pasting the output below your posts or pages. This is a free, low tech, solution to spitting out reviews to paste at the bottom of your landing pages.
The reviewer names are stored in the file names.txt This is just a simple text file. You can easily add more names. I put a few in to get you started, but you will definitely want to add way more.
The star can easily be changed. I borrowed it from the gd-star-rating plugin. You could make your own stars by following the same format and saving it as a transparent png.