All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Paid Reviews’

Just How Bad Is Yelp’s Fake Review Problem?

You’re probably aware of multiple controversial issues surrounding Yelp reviews. There are several to choose from. You have some businesses accusing the company of holding positive reviews hostage (with advertising being the ransom). You have a court ordering Yelp to turn over the identities of anonymous Yelp reviewers. You have people paying other people to write fake reviews, whether it’s …

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Yelp Slaps Consumer Alerts On Business Pages For Those Who Have Paid For Reviews

Yelp announced today that it is now showing warnings to users when they have found businesses that have paid for reviews. If you are looking at such a business on the site, you’ll be greeted with a “Consumer Alert”. This comes with a message that says: “We have caught someone red-handed trying to buy reviews for this business. We weren’t …

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