So Netmeds was recently caught cheating with its ‘X number of people are watching this page’ widget.
Essentially it is a random function (multiplied by 10).
Pretty much, 99% of sites using this technique are running a similar fake algo - all in the name of social proof (and largely, growth hacking).
What’s your take on such “fakery”? Would you still run this? Or stay honest?
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