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10 years ago
Extortionist company. They were exposed by wired for doing this.
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Yelp is a major disappointment, They randomly filter positive reviews, I have been extorted by them as well to remove the negative reviews from my competitors. So much for the golden rule.
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b
10 years ago
I am a co-owner of a small business in Nashville, TN. We've been in business 2 years. We listed our business on Yelp before we found out all of their unethical practices. Early on we had one bad review that was posted. Since then 10 positive reviews have been removed. All of which were legitimate customers that wanted to say something good about us. Yelp has been very unfair. I've emailed them twice with no answer. I've read that because we haven't paid for advertising on their site they keep removing our positive reviews. Google what I'm saying and you'll find a ton of information about it. Truly uncool and should be addressed immediately.
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p
10 years ago
Yelp filters out good comments and leaves bad ones. stay away
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10 years ago
Misleading, biased and filtered public comments to lean in a particular direction that does not regard the public's best interest, a website that contradicts it's appeared purpose - to give an honest evaluation both good and bad of a business or it's services. I no longer trust Yelp, but can not say I've received any viruses, etc., from scrolling thru their planted customer comments.
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10 years ago
Wow. I had no idea Yelp! was apparently so shady. [After seeing the comments.] Perhaps they have improved since 2010 comments? My experience has been fine.
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10 years ago
Many, many good reviews. None bad. Only one shows from 3 years ago. Their system is faulty and from what I have been reading and hearing, they are likely manipulating their own system for their own gain. At the cost of the very business owners who have volunteered to participate. I hope they fix their ways. If not, then I look forward to the day they are taken down hard.
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10 years ago
I'm not to sure about this site. Need to get more research
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10 years ago
BEWARE...YELP is the WORST site. They extort for advertising. Do not trust anything from YELP. Actually there should be a class action suit filed against them. Hopefully they will then be out of business. WORST company ever. They are responsible for hurting many small businesses due to those businesses not wanting to pay for advertising. They filter all good reviews.
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T
10 years ago
Manny scammers.
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j
10 years ago
Yelp contacted me to pay $300+ a month to advertise on them and when I declined, their sales rep Shay Keeler from Texas was very rude to me. Since then all my positive reviews have been filtered and one single negative review left by a user with a newly created account remains unfiltered. Why would they filter yelpers with hundreds of reviews and years of account ownership, but leave up the review from someone who created an account on that very day to leave just one negative review? How would a working filter not catch that?
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A
10 years ago
Scammers on this site.
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T
10 years ago
Another article of yelp's unethical practices http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/openforum/article/A-1-star-unfiltered-user-review-of-Yelp-3387200.php
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M
10 years ago
Filter good reviews if you refuse to pay to advertise on their site. http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/02/yelp-sued-for-alleged-extortion/ http://articles.businessinsider.com/2010-03-29/tech/29962094_1_yelp-ceo-jeremy-stoppelman-favorite-review-yelp-advertiser
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10 years ago
This is a scam, a lot of shady things are going on in this site: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/02/yelp-sued-for-alleged-extortion/ http://articles.businessinsider.com/2010-03-29/tech/29962094_1_yelp-ceo-jeremy-stoppelman-favorite-review-yelp-advertiser http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/blogs/editor/2012/05/the-yelp-extortion-scam.html This site is the worst thing that could happen to a bussiness.
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S
10 years ago
www.yelp.ca/com gives negative reviews if you don't pay for their overpriced services, it is a scam business and doesn't deserve it's high score in trustworthiness or reliability. It has been subject to lawsuits for it's sleazy business practices.
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B
10 years ago
They clear out reviews if they don't like it.
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s
10 years ago
Yelp has to be one of the most UNETHICAL, HORRIBLE businesses I've EVER come across. I feel like they are literally the mafia of the internet. They will allow people to post false bad reviews about your business, then filter the good reviews, especially if you refuse to buy ad space. It's ridiculous.
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10 years ago
In principle, Yelp COULD be a useful tool. The problem is that the 'filtering' of reviews is neither automated nor random in nature. Yelp relies on irate consumers who eagerly vent their bad experiences in the form of bad reviews. When soliciting a business, Yelp's sales people openly admit their intent to remove bad reviews for a price. With a mafia protection racket, failure to pay results in Guido being sent to harm the business or business owner. With Yelp, the damage is the result of information that is readily made by the general public. Essentially, yelp is operating a protection racket where "online reputation" is the threatened commodity. If the mafia took Yelp's example, they would supply the general public with goons to carry signs with 'negative reviews' in front of businesses. For businesses who pay, the good squad is sent home. Poor Guido would never again be called upon to break someone's effing fingers. Such a tactic is unfair to everyone - especially Guido. Bad businesses are being extorted to have bad reviews removed. This means good businesses are put in direct competition with extorted bad businesses. This means the general public is gambling every time yelp reviews are used to make a decision. Thank you Yelp for providing a biased and terribly unreliable source of information!
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D
10 years ago
As of today, June-27-2012? So why...does WOT display YELP as "excellent Trustworthiness" when all the recent comments below provide ample evidence that it's not. Web Of Trust? Crowd sourcing doesn't appear to be working here. Have you looked at YELP recently? What do you think changed here since your first comment posted back in December 2008.
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