Just saw this on seller central. Ratings and feedback: Reviews: Misuse of sales rank:.

walejo01walejo01
edited February 2016 in General
Misuse of ratings, feedback, or reviews: Any attempt to manipulate ratings, feedback, or reviews is prohibited.

Ratings and feedback: The rating and feedback features allow buyers to evaluate the overall performance of a seller, helping sellers to develop a reputation within the Amazon Marketplace. You may not post abusive or inappropriate feedback or include personal information about a transaction partner. This also includes posting ratings or feedback to your own account. You may request feedback from a buyer, however you may not pay or offer any incentive to a buyer for either providing or removing feedback.
Reviews: Reviews are important to the Amazon Marketplace, providing a forum for feedback about product and service details and reviewers' experiences with products and services—positive or negative. You may not write reviews for products or services that you have a financial interest in, including reviews for products or services that you or your competitors sell. Additionally, you may not provide compensation for a review other than a free or discounted copy of the product. If you offer a free or discounted product, it must be clear that you are soliciting an unbiased review. The free or discounted product must be provided in advance. No refunds are permitted after the review is written. You may not intentionally manipulate your products' rankings, including by offering an excessive number of free or discounted products, in exchange for a review. Review solicitations that ask for only positive reviews or that offer compensation are prohibited. You may not ask buyers to remove negative reviews.

Misuse of sales rank: The best seller rank feature allows buyers to evaluate the popularity of a product. You may not solicit or knowingly accept fake or fraudulent orders. This includes placing orders for your own products. You may not provide compensation to buyers for purchasing your products or provide claim codes to buyers for the purpose of inflating sales rank. In addition, you may not make claims regarding a product's best seller rank in the product detail page information, including the title and description. Source: https://sellercentral.amazon.com/gp/help/200386250

Comments

  • Yeah same here! Would this impact us AMZ Tracker users Mr.Travis? @Travis_Jamison
  • Hi charlienyc, were the 250 promo codes in one month for one product or several? Thanks.
  • One of my AMZ reviews got removed. Really hope the others will stay. Makes me question my future with AMZ unfortunately
  • This newer clarification by Amazon seems to have been the white elephant in the room that hasn't been addressed or talked about here yet. Their first revision of terms mentioning manipulation of ranking wasn't tied to free or discounted products and there was a statement by AMZtracker. Now it seems to be all too quiet and is making me wonder if there's a reason for the silence.
  • edited February 2016
    You may not intentionally manipulate your products' rankings, including by offering an excessive number of free or discounted products, in exchange for a review.
    This line taken from 1st post (Direct from the rule makers)
    What is excessive? # daily, # monthly or is it reading like someone gives 4 products to 1 reviewer prob. not
    or give 1 a day away thats 30 a month ,5 a day for a month is 150 is that excessive?
    Anybody?
    Also even though other are still giving away free and 10 cent product out left and right ,It looks like more are giving away fewer and staying around $1 even though (the rule makers) clearly say it can be 1 to 99% Off >just not excessive amounts (no real rule # on what is or isnt excessive though)
    Along with that the verified purchase only applies to none reviewed products,ye your review # goes up but with there new technology they clearly state it will NOT improve your rank therefor if your on page 3 and sales are slow doesn't matter if you give the house away your stuck there til you have good consistent verified sales.
    Is There any part of this incorrect? If so Id love to know.
    Fire away :smile:
  • *Crickets* lol
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