Last month, Google announced that it was improving the Play Store’s detection of fraudulent app installs used to boost an app’s ranking in the store. Now Google is taking another step to make the Play Store a better place for users.
Google said today that it’s improved the ways that it identifies and removes fake app reviews and ratings. With these improvements, Google has gotten more accurate at detecting and removing fake reviews.
The company also mentioned that if you’re a developer and you’re working with another party to promote your app, you should be sure that their actions follow Google’s legitimate practices. For example, reviews should come from real users, and devs should not try to boost their reviews with fake, paid, or incentivized reviews.
This move will help to improve the Play Store for users. By detecting and deleting fake reviews, users can get a more accurate picture of an app and its ratings, which can then help them decide if that app is worth their time.