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Fakespot's Browser Extension Adds Grades to Amazon Pages

Identifying quality product reviews has never been easier.

With new products and merchants popping up everyday on Amazon and Google, it's become increasingly difficult to distinguish the items that deserve your money from the ones you should pass on. You could spend time reading the product reviews, but even those may be biased if the writer received free products, or possibly money, in exchange for a hands-on look.

For many Slickdeals users, Fakespot has been a valuable resource for identifying quality reviews from the ones that may have been paid for, or are sponsored in some way. You can analyze reviews from Amazon, Yelp, TripAdvisor, and more by pasting the page URL at or by using the Fakespot browser extension (available for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari).

But today, we noticed that the Fakespot Chrome browser extension boasted a new feature, which automatically inserts a Fakespot grade onto any Amazon product/category page, as well as Google search results.

Amazon product page:

Amazon category search:

Google product search:

At first glance, it's a bit intrusive when shopping on Amazon — the Fakespot grade is sometimes bigger than the actual product image, and it pushes down the "add to cart" button. But it's definitely convenient for those wanting to quickly rule out potentially shilled products. If it's too much to stomach, simply turn off the feature in the settings for the browser extension.

What do you think? Is this a better way to shop on Amazon? Or is it too "in your face"?

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About the Author
Andrew Chen Staff

Andrew Chen is a longtime PC gamer, an automotive journalist and an avid deal hunter. His first PC had an 80 megahertz processor with 4 megabytes of RAM, light years away from the powerhouse gaming rigs he builds today. You can follow Andrew's high-speed sports car adventures over at As a Slickdealer for over 10 years, nothing makes him more excited than getting a freebie!

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