Back in 2009 Carbonite was caught by the New York Times planting glowing reviews on Amazon. Online backup was not near as competitive in 2009 as it is now, so it is not surprising that companies push the envelope of what some might seem appropriate, but back when Carbonite got caught doing it on Amazon the reviews were quickly deleted. Unfortunately MyPCBackup must have missed this part of online backup history. I was reading through the CNET reviews of MyPCBackup and Just Cloud this morning and was surprised by the number of 5 star reviews there were for those services.
For MyPCBackup this morning there was a total of 33 reviews of those 15 were 5 star reviews. Just Cloud had 36 votes with 14 5 star reviews. That was a fairly high percentage, so I started to look at the profiles of some of those glowing reviews. The majority of the user profiles had a few things in common. They had registered recently and reviewed just MyPCBackup or Just Cloud or had reviewed both MyPCBackup and Just Cloud. In many ways they have the same type of profile of what made the Carbonite Amazon reviews stand out but CNET profiles do not show where the user is from and Google searches for many of the user profile names turn up nothing but those CNET reviews.
I cannot prove that any of those reviews on CNET were done by people from MyPCBackup but they are certainly suspicious. How do you feel about companies doing fake reviews for their own products?
Interested in seeing some of the profiles of those great MyPCBackup and Just Cloud reviews. Check out the gallery below.
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