App Marketing – Things To refrain from giving!
In October of 2009 the Federal Trade Commission released guidelines covering endorsements and testimonials. The newest guidelines specifically covered blogs, online “anonymous” endorsements, along with technologies that did not exist if your guidelines were last updated in 1980.
Recently, the FTC settled certainly one of its initial cases coping with the newest guidelines. However, Reverb Communications was arrested for starting deceptive advertising by using its employees write and post reviews that are positive of client’s iPhone? applications within the Apple? iTunes? Store, without disclosing inside reviews they were being paid by the client to share the positive reviews.
Under the the settlement, Reverb Communications now has to eradicate most of the illegitimate reviews, and it is barred from doing similar actions down the road.
This case isn’t first, and certainly not a final, certainly where an company was caught wanting to cheat its customers through false reviews of their services.
In fact, Apple has been specifically somewhat proactive in policing rating scams. Last December, they banned one developer who had spanning a thousand apps inside app store (Back then, it turned out over 1% of your entire app store). The developer, Molinker, was banned and apps removed given that they were caught looking to scam the ratings system by posting their very own fake reviews across multiple accounts.
Apple has since banned other developers for engaging in similar tactics. Also, as past record has demonstrated, Apple does not have any qualms about removing apps and developers for any excuse.
In other words, despite the fact such blatantly (Read more...)