Welcome to our Review Site Series! Each week, we will be highlighting a feature on a review site and our take on it. Is it beneficial? Does it help or hurt a business or a reviewer’s capability of leaving a review?
This week, we’ve decided to focus on anonymous posting. When reviewers leave a review, we at ReviewInc feel that a name should accompany a review. We feel that anonymous posting is very damaging to a small business, without holding the reviewer accountable for their words. While yes, this is perhaps the most appealing aspect of posting anonymously. However, we feel that if someone felt strongly enough about their experience with a business, they should be able to own it.
On the flip side of that, we understand that leaving an anonymous review keeps the reviewer safe from retaliation from a business owner. However, if they were concerned about this in the first place, they could simply use an alias or nickname when leaving a review as opposed to using no name at all.
What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below!