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How to Find Fake Amazon Reviews

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It can be pretty frustrating to order a product that doesn’t live up to your expectiations, especially when the reviews say the product is great. Amazon especially is known for having a lot of fake reviews. Fortunately their are some easy ways to spot fake Amazon product reviews.

The easiest way to do this is to check

First, just find the product on Amazon that you want to check. For example, I’ll use the second result that pops up on Amazon for “headphones” Then go to Fakespot, and paste the URL into the search bar on the Home page (shown below).

Grade Given By Fakespot for Amazon Products

Then hit analyze. If the product has already been analyzed the results will pop up immediately. Otherwise you will have to wait a couple minutes while it’s analyzed. When the results pop up it will be pretty immediately obvious how good the reviews are. Fakespot uses computer algorithms to detect whether a review was written by a human, or created by a machine (almost always a fake review) and is usually incredibly accurate. For the product I selected (the headphones), Fakespot gives the reviews a D. This is a very poor grade, and suggests that the manufacturer or seller has gone out of their way to make the product look better than it is.

Fakespot suggests many fake reviews

With a D rating it is pretty likely you’ll want to find a different product, because usually if someone resorts to faking reviews like this, there is a better product out there. But, if you are not convinced and want to do some more research on that product, Fakespot supplies a bit more extended information on why it thinks the review is fake below.

Fakespot shows high keyword usage for certain terms

This shows that Fakespot thinks the reviews are almost half fake, and shows some of the common keywaords used. If a lot of reviews use the same keywords, they are likely computer generated and are easy to pick out. It also suggests that overall, very few reviews provide a quality description of the product.

Then farther below, there is in my opinion the most interesting information. Fakespot analyzes the individual reviewers to see if they have a patter of giving similar reviews, or have done a huge amount of reviews in a short time (indicative of being paid for reviews)

Amazon reviewers with fake reviews

Fakespot suggests that the reviewers are fake for this product based on their accounts and how they review products. It even shows you which accounts it suggests as unreliable, so you can check them out yourself.

How to find where short link leads without clicking on it ( etc)

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Short links are used all over today. Anytime you see an address that is or or even, the link has been shortened for various reasons. One can be so that it’s easier to copy, or that it can be easier to remember if you pick a “vanity” shortlink (like, as well as a myriad of others. Unfortunately, short links can also be used for evil. Scammers will commonly try to hide where the link will take you by using short links, so, would just look the same as any other link. Also, it’s much harder for websites to spam filter, because while you could block links to, it’s much harder to block short links that link you there.

Luckily, it’s pretty easy to not only find out where the short link will take you, but also some useful statistics about it. First, we will take a short link (this is the one I show in the video, taken from the youtube description of a Pewdiepie video)

Just looking at the link, it’s impossible to know where it will link you too, but if you just add a plus to the link ( then when you click on it, it will bring you to a page where you can view where it links to, as well as statistics for the link. You can see the web page for the link in the image below:

Find where short link goes without clicking

This works with just about any short linking system you’ll find on the internet, including the ones that are pay per click.

I definitely suggest using this to tell where you are being linked to, especially if you don’t know the person giving you the link (random email, random user comment, suspicious message on facebook), and then don’t go to the page if it seems different than what you were expecting.

How to Change the Text Size in a WordPress Post

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This post will show you how to change the size of text in your blog posts so that you can format the look of your posts a bit better. Unfortunately WordPress has made this pretty difficult to do for the average user, so this post will hopefully help anyone that was struggling to be able to do it quickly and easily.

Create a new post, or open the post for editing that you want to change the text size

This method of changing text size just allows you to surround the text in code, so this will work well for a new post, or works just as well for a post you’ve already created, so don’t think you have to redo your posts, just open it up and continue to the next step.

Switch to the “Text” view rather than the “Visual” view

The visual view shows you how your text will look once it is actually on the web page, while the text view will show you all the behind the scenes stuff and allow you to input your own html code. We are going to be adding some code so you’ll need to switch to the “Text” view.

To do this, just look at the top right of the form to create the blog post (the form where you actually type the text) and you should see two tabs, “Visual” and “Text”. Just click on the Text option to put yourself in Text mode (this is also shown in the video embedded at the top).

Find the text that you want to change the size of

The code you will be adding needs to be placed around the entire text that you want to change the size of, so if you have multiple sections that you want to be different sizes, make sure to place separate code around each, which I will show you how to do in the next step. Just make sure to know which text you want which size, because any text inside the tags will be changed to the alternate size.

Add the code around the text to increase the size


<@span style="font-size: 20px;">Find the text that you want to change the size of<@/span>

^This is the exact same line from earlier that you’ll notice is in an increased size. The only difference is that I added the @ symbols so that it would display the code instead of using it to make the text size bigger.

Basically, all you have to do to increase the text size is to place these tags around whatever text you want to change the size of.

So for example, if I wanted to change the size of the word TEXT, then I would add the tags around that word. So that it would look like this <@span style="font-size: 20px;">TEXT<@/span>, and when I remove the @ symbols so that it actually executes the code, it looks like this TEXT.

Now if you want to change the size of whole sentences, paragraphs, or even posts, then just put the tags around the larger block of text. So for example, to make the sentence THIS IS TEXT larger, I would put in code like this: <@span style="font-size: 20px;">THIS IS TEXT<@/span>, and when the @ symbols are removed, it looks like this: THIS IS TEXT.

Then, to manipulate the size of the text, you can change the number in the first tag. For example, <@span style="font-size: 8px;">THIS IS SMALL TEXT<@/span> (NOTICE THE VALUE IS 8px NOW INSTEAD OF THE 20 I WAS USING EARLIER) would look like this THIS IS SMALL TEXT. Also, you can set the number larger to get bigger text. So <@span style="font-size: 30px;">THIS IS BIG TEXT<@/span> (NOTICE THE NUMBER IN THE FIRST TAG IS NOW 30px INSTEAD OF THE 20 I WAS USING EARLIER) would look like this THIS IS BIG TEXT.

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How to Get More Views on Youtube Videos

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This video will show you how to get more views on your Youtube videos, for free. What I show you are just simple tips that will get your content out there, and help people find your videos.

Most of the tips in this video are based off of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) which just means that it makes it easier for people to find your videos on the internet, and then click on them once they find them.

Good Content for the Youtube Video

The most important aspect is your content. If you have good content, you will get more views over time. If you have bad content, then it is very unlikely your video will do well, and will get less views over time as it gets downvoted. Your biggest asset will be people upvoting your content and sharing it with others because it is good. To make better content, just try to always improve. It will take a while before you get the hang of it, and you’ll have to try a lot of different things. Just for example, I started making my videos with a cheap camera, and with Camstudio for desktop recording. I found that the videos weren’t turning out at the quality I would like, and you can see this in some of my earlier videos. Later, I started using Camtasia Studio (a professional software for recording the desktop), and I got a Canon T4i to record my Youtube videos. The increase in quality is huge, and has caused me to get a lot more views. An example of a Youtube video with the Canon T4i is my Google Nexus 4 Review here:

Youtube Video Title

The next most important aspect is your title. Basically word your title based on how you want people to find your video. So if your video is on how to help people get more views on Youtube, then you’ll want to use the keywords Views, and Youtube especially in your title. Also don’t make it to specific or too broad. You want the people who want to see your video to find it, but you don’t want people who don’t want to see your content be tricked into watching it. Good traffic will cause more good traffic to come, while bad traffic will downvote your content and make it harder to find for good traffic.

Choose the Right Youtube Video Thumbnail

The next most important thing is your thumbnail. This picture can really describe to people the content and quality of your video, so always upload a relevant and high quality picture if one of the random thumbnails for the video isn’t good enough.

How to use Youtube Tags

Tags are also super important, because these determine where your video shows up in the sidebar for related videos. THis can get you a huge amount of traffic, especially if you have a good title. I get around 40% of my traffic from being in the related videos. Don’t just put random tags, becuase this could actually hurt you by only putting you in the related column on videos you’re not related to, making it so people who are viewing the current video aren’t interested in yours. You want to show up in the sidebar of videos where people are interested in your video, so make sure to use relevant tags. Just for example, if you are making a video about how to do something with computers, then put tags in the tag box like Windows, Linux, Mac, Desktop, Video, Windows 8, Download, Application, and a lot of others like this. They don’t necessarilly have to be exactly what’s in your video, just have to be tags that are related to things that people who would watch your video would be interested in.

How to Use Youtube Video Annotations

You can also use annotations and video links to get more traffic. If you put your links to your videos around on relevant websites, or in the description of the video, it’s another way for traffic to find your videos.

Annotations can also be helpful, which are basically just links that are on your video, that go to other videos. And if your content is high quality, traffic will want to watch other videos of yours.

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How to find the Google Page Rank of a Website

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To check the page rank of a website, simply type it’s url into the box below. Make sure to leave in the http:// as well as the www. Bear in mind that vs can generate different results, so make sure to use the correct version for that. When you type it in and hit “Check PR” it will take you to the page rankers website, where you will have to type in a captcha code before it gives you the result.

If you want to display your page rank on your website, the site has a tool for that too, it will look like this:

Page Rank Check

I show how to do this in the video above, but to get the code that shows your page rank to embed, just go to and then type in your website and say hit “Generate”. Then type in the captcha code, and it will give you some html code that you just have to copy and paste into your site.

Currently, my site is a Page Rank 0. THis is because it hasn’t been updated since I have added a lot of new content and been linked to. After the next update (Google updates the page rank ever 3-6 months usually) then my page rank will probably go up to 1 or 2, possible higher. I will have a new page with lots of tips on how to increase your page rank soon.

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Your google page rank is calculated based on a lot of things, but mostly it is based on the amount and quality of your backlinks. For example, if you got a backlink from some unknown URL, then it will barely affect your page rank, while if you get a backlink from a site like The New York Times which is Google Page Rank 9, or which is Google Page Rank 7, then it will greatly affect your page rank depending on what rank you currently are. Like if one of those linked your website and it was currently at Google PR 0, it would definitely jump up a few places, while if it was Google PR 6 it may not affect the Page Rank at all.

Another big thing that can affect the rank of your page is the quality of the links, as in links to nefarious websites can reduce your page rank, because Google will assume you are affiliated with them. THat’s why it’s best to avoid links to scammy or adult websites, and avoid receiving links from them.

I would also avoid purchasing links from higher ranking websites. These links can be expensive with little benefit, and can actually reduce your page rank if google finds that your site is involved in a link scam. The better way to get good backlinks is just to have good content that others will want to link to, and link plenty of other good content on your site, because then the owners of that content will notice the incoming links from you, and may return the favor if you have something to offer.