Neutral & Independent ?
Is it similar to Google & ADAC or…?
They are mysterious, manipulative and are said to determine our lives without our knowledge. There is talk of algorithms. Thanks to Google, Facebook & Co., the term algorithm has increasingly come under fire. This doesn’t make it simpler for the test.net team to free the algorithm-based approach for an objective product evaluation from all biases. But we try!
Each algorithm has little setting wheels that can be turned to one direction or another. They are necessary in order to make improvements. Since the test.net programmers are only human too, they let the algorithm control these setting wheels. In its present form there is indeed no singular factor which test.net could use for or against a single product. This is ensured by the test.net algorithm rationale. It evaluates the isolated product characteristics and not the product, the brand or the manufacturer.
ADAC’s test results could easily be manipulated due to their “strong affiliation” with some companies. Such affiliations do not exist for the test.net algorithm since it separates all product characteristics from anything else. Therefore, test.net justifiably claims its neutrality and independence.
The Next Step: the User Feedback
User Feedback Integration Increases the Test Results’ Significance
The team is currently working on integrating a test.net –specific and also objectively ratable user feedback. This direct user feedback will once more better the test results’ significance due to the practical relevance..
Naturally, the user feedback will follow the strict test.net regulation: only product characteristics are evaluated!
Brand bashing and the defamation or slamming of manufacturers, brands or products is not a constructive approach and is thus not present on the test.net platform.