A big thanks to CW360 from the comments below and also Soleniae from Reddit for pointing out that this tweet is actually the default text for HostGator’s “Share” button at the end of a chat session.
Not fake reviews here
I was moderating Twitter web hosting reviews the other day when I came across a Tweet that looked kind of familiar.
In fact, it looked really familiar. Because it was exactly the same as a Tweet I moderated a couple of minutes earlier.
I didn’t think it was likely that this was a coincidence. So of course I had to keep digging!
And the Tweets kept coming.
At this point, it looks painfully obvious that all of these Tweets are fake or paid. And I realize that “Influencer Marketing” is a thing these days, but seriously?! Who is in charge of this effort? Are they even trying? Couldn’t they have just gone the extra mile and switched the copy up a little bit?
Ok. Wait a sec. This next one looks like it’s different.
Instead of just “Had a great chat with @HostGator! If you’re looking to build a website, definitely check them out!”
We’ve got “Had a great chat with @HostGator! If you’re looking to build a website, definitely check them out! Fantastic customer support again.”
It seems like Tim is going off script with some improvisation! I like it!
Next up, we’ve got a post from Facebook!
Remember Hairdip from her September 2016 Tweet above? Well, she’s back and posting the old “Had a great chat with @HostGator!” Tweet again!
If you count the Facebook post, the following Tweet makes 8 nearly identical posts from 7 different accounts.
But wait! There’s more!
I have to say that it is possible that this isn’t what it looks like. But is it likely?