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The example of the use of Kristi's pic is pretty shocking. Reminds me of the time my wife's Facebook photo was pinched and used by a dating site. That led to an awkward conversation or two...
Haha Steve, just to clarify was it the wife that said that the picture was 'pinched' and 'used'? ;)
Is anyone really shocked that fake testimonials can be made? Was there anyone who didn't know that recurring billing can be hard to cancel? I'm amazed that stuff like this gets upvoted.
Those are just part of the overall picture. If you have better examples of blackhat CRO do share!
I agree because I used to work for a SEO company and knew some people who wrote fake testimonials for websites. It's good that Google is cracking down on the darkside of SEO.
Really interesting to see everything together - I think automatically adding extras to your shopping cart and deceptive prices/testimonials bother me the most
I think a few of those examples are a bit of a stretch, and many are standard practice. http://darkpatterns.org/ has better examples of deceptive web design.
Agreed. One could easily see half of these examples cited as "behavioral psychology hacks for marketers" in a TED talk