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Feb 16, 2021
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They deleted my review on the South Philly Taco Bell on Front Street. This website hates honest reviewers.
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Jun 8, 2020
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have helped me find great restaurants many times over.
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Mar 30, 2020
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They are the review mafia. They post fake one star reviews and if you do not pay up, they will keep them on.
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Nov 30, 2019
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Yelp supports dubious companies if they pay for Yelp's help. Yelp additionally screens out viewers by IP address. Additionally yelp is a source of spam. This business is untrustworthy and should be avoided.
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Sep 3, 2019
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Yelp supports dubious companies if they pay for Yelp's help. Yelp additionally screens out viewers by IP address. Additionally yelp is a source of spam. This business is untrustworthy and should be avoided.
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Aug 13, 2019
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Have used them often. I look for places with reviews that are not all five-star, best-place-ever ones
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Jun 7, 2019
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Yelp stole money from me and my company from an altered ad budget maximum by an employee, then charged me $500 on top of my average ad bill for that month, of this year, 2019. Their statistics claimed I received a list of phone calls and other inquiries because of my ads, but when I compare them with my actual data, I received NO ACTIVITY FROM YELP. They told me "Sorry, we can't give you a refund, you authorized this maximum, however, we can give you credits for more ads." They also refused to give me my total due for the next bill, stating "We can't give that information, you will have to wait till you are charged to know..." What??? Then when I canceled my ads with them, they went ahead and stated I have a remaining outstanding balance of $25, for 12 hours worth of ads. Really? 12 hours of ads that my analytics showed had no activity to show for? SCAM. FRAUD. But what can we do about it? Now I've been struggling to keep my small business alive because I had barely started turning a profit after years in business, then I have these jerks come in and illegally take my money. I'd like to add that they continually tried to charge me for that remaining $25 and even contacted MY BANK to try and figure out why they wouldn't authorize it, well because it was flagged as a fraud... I would love to get back at Yelp. I would love to get my money back. I would love to be compensated. And I would love to not have to worry about working hard, just to have my hard earned money taken from me. Help? Anyone?
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Jun 5, 2019
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Dec 21, 2018
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The Big word For SGT is give$, Zarlingo: ejected the youth pastor to appoint his son. , as i another pastor preparing a pastoral ship, So My son and I a member of the church needed $14, a week so i could transport my son to his school which was 4 districts' away Me paying the child support for him. This no good Youth pastor ever came through. I know for a fact the original youth pastor would have given it out of his pocket yet they discarded him like the trash. My bank lady said she saw what their salaries were, and they aren't going brook in this lifetime. The actually have a recruiting team to snag you as you come in the door. Take my advice to join the military at least they pay you.
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Jan 25, 2018
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Legal extortion. Thanks, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for that ruling. The 9th circuit court basically accepted that they commit extortion, but said it was OK because it is on the 'net. What that means to you is that a business will appear better or worse depending on their reaction to yelp's extortion. And if your review doesn't fit the prescribed pattern? You become a "not recommended", hidden review. Trying to be a little less obvious, they have a "reverse protection racket" going now, too. When a new restaurant is added, they contact ANYTHING in the same category- like restaurant, not type of restaurant- and ask them to advertise. If they do, you see their advert BEFORE the actual restaurant page you're on! It's like asking directions for a place and the person says, "OK, but first, there are two other places around here". Because they paid up. Coupled with the hiding of good, reputable reviews because the business hasn't bought the advertising protection, and I think you can only call this a protection racket, and consider the reviews suspect. They were great reviews before the shuck and jive, but now you can't trust anything on the site. Don't waste your time giving them your opinion. They're as crooked as a dog's hind leg and your review will not be given the consideration that your time and effort deserve. Don't think, "Oh, I'm squeaky clean and very polite". I've seen plenty of those down in the "not recommended" section. Also, very bad about never updating biz info. Think of some place that went out of business about five years ago, restaurants are good, and then look it up. "Open now". Right. Useless, really. If you're going to waste your time with it, then definitely do check out the "not recommended" ones, and NEVER click on the ads between the page heading and the actual reviews for the business you're looking at.
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Jul 9, 2017
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I wrote many thoroughly honest reviews on this site, and they kept hiding them, basically saying they weren't reliable. Don't waste your time.
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May 11, 2017
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love it or hate it yelp is the review shrine
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Feb 7, 2017
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From my previous experience of working for a company that uses yelp reviews to show potential customers of their workmanship, I feel that Yelp! is a pretty fare review site. I recall on a few occasions when customers were given gift cards for taking time out of their lives to write a review for the company.. Yelp! made sure that the company had not "paid " for their reviews.IN my opinion, they are a pretty trusted site. I am not exactly sure how they determine the validity of the review, but they have a system.
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Jan 13, 2017
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A site I trsut. Can be used for reviewing the places of interest.
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Oct 19, 2016
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Yelp uses extortion type business practices and simply can not be trusted. As the site has become more influential, it has been fraught with controversy. From businesses selling manufactured reviews, to both reviewers and businesses complaining about the filtering algorithm, to accusations of , as I said, extortion from Yelp itself, there’s no shortage of online articles about their scam tactics.
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Sep 13, 2016
Although Yelp itself is not a problem, many of the sites that you may be directed to through Yelp could pose significant risk. Be sure you check each and every one. PASS.
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Jul 25, 2016
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The site itself is safe from malware but there are a lot of phony reviews hahaa
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Jul 2, 2016
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This website is safe, but some of the content may be private.
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Jun 23, 2016
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This site promotes negative reviews and is destructive to small businesses. They hide behind legal loopholes to promote negative reviews to encourage (extort) business owners into advertising. The site is unethical and could be compared to a parasite of the internet. Do not trust this site and look for alternative ways to leave reviews, unless you want to leave a 1 star review and abet in Yelp's unethical activities. 0/5 stars for yelp
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