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Yelp To Users: Don’t Be Afraid To Leave Negative Reviews

Yelp To Users: Don’t Be Afraid To Leave Negative Reviews

By Chris Crum January 30, 2014

Yelp, it would seem, doesn’t want its users to be afraid to leave negative reviews for businesses because of some of the lawsuits that have made the headlines. Yelp Senior Director of Litigation Aaron Schur took to the Yelp blog …

Toyota Prius Ranked “Best New Car Value” Again Toyota Prius Ranked “Best New Car Value” Again
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Thinking about buying a new car this holiday season? According to Consumer Reports, the Toyota Prius will give you the best value for your buck. In fact, this is the second year in a row that the eco-friendly hybrid has …

Google Places For Business Gets Reviews Tab Google Places For Business Gets Reviews Tab
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Google has added a Reviews tab to the Places for Business interface so that businesses can look at user reviews on Google itself, as well as from other web sources in one place. “Now you can learn what your customers …

Yelp Explains The Recommended Review Process Yelp Explains The Recommended Review Process
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Yelp is trying to educate users more about how its review recommendations work. As the company acknowledges, most people probably don’t really even think about it, but others certainly wonder how they come up the ones that they do. “Well, …

Brace Yourself For A Lot More Yelp Reviews Brace Yourself For A Lot More Yelp Reviews
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Yelp released its earnings report for the third quarter this week, and during its conference call, revealed some staggering numbers related to its recently added mobile review feature. The bottom line is that the feature is hugely popular, and continues …

Google Adds Review Extensions To AdWords Google Adds Review Extensions To AdWords
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Google is making big moves to lend more credibility to AdWords ads, whether that be in the form of endorsements from people users know and trust or testimonials from respected brands. In June, Google announced the beta release of review …

Yelp Android App Adds Ability To Write Reviews Yelp Android App Adds Ability To Write Reviews
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About two months ago, Yelp launched an update to its iPhone app, adding the ability to write reviews for businesses from the app. Now, the functionality has come to Android. This is obviously a major part of Yelp, and it …

Yelp On Fake Reviews: Don't Worry, We've Got This Yelp On Fake Reviews: Don't Worry, We've Got This
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Last week, a study from Harvard Business School came out looking at Yelp review fraud, suggesting that about a fifth of Yelp restaurant reviews are fake. Do you trust reviews you read on Yelp? Let us know in the comments. …

Yelp: Really, We're Serious About Fake Reviews Yelp: Really, We're Serious About Fake Reviews
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This week, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that nineteen companies agreed to stop writing fake Yelp reviews and pay over $350,000 of fines. “Consumers rely on reviews from their peers to make daily purchasing decisions on anything …

One-Fifth of Yelp Reviews Are Phony, Shows Study One-Fifth of Yelp Reviews Are Phony, Shows Study

Earlier this month it was reported that business review website Yelp had sued an individual who won against the company in small claims court. Julian McMillian, a San Diego lawyer, had sued Yelp over an ad deal. Yelp is now …

Etsy Is Changing The Way Reviews Work Etsy Is Changing The Way Reviews Work
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Back in April, Etsy launched a seller survey aimed at collecting feedback from its community that it would go on to use to make changes to the site’s feedback system. This week, the company announced those changes. In an effort …

Businesses Continue to Bash Yelp Businesses Continue to Bash Yelp
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It hasn’t been a great week of PR for Yelp. While the company made its own news by expanding into Brazil, much of the media coverage has been about businesses bashing the company and its alleged practices and even included …

What People Who Don't Like 'OITNB' Say About It What People Who Don't Like 'OITNB' Say About It
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If you’re searching for Orange is the New Black reviews online, chances are you’re seeing mostly positive ones. Critics have been very kind to the show, and in my personal view, that’s with good reason. It’s really good. Obviously, not …

Yelp Tries To Improve User Trust With More Alerts Yelp Tries To Improve User Trust With More Alerts
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Yelp asks in a blog post, “What good are online reviews if you can’t trust their authenticity?” That’s a really good question, and an important one that review sites have to grapple with as businesses and spammers constantly try to …

People's Court Judge 'Horrified' By Yelp Story People's Court Judge 'Horrified' By Yelp Story
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Yelp is looking for increased user trust as it recently announced more consumer alerts aimed at letting users know about businesses who have been caught with fake reviews. Businesses, on the other hand, continue to voice their frustration with the …

Yelp Adds Ability To Review From Mobile App Yelp Adds Ability To Review From Mobile App

Yelp should be getting a big boost to its number of reviews now that the company just announced it has added the ability to leave reviews from mobile devices. Starting today, iPhone users will be able to write and publish …

The Lone Ranger Reviews Rip The Film A New One The Lone Ranger Reviews Rip The Film A New One
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Disney’s modern-day re-imagining of the classic radio-serial-turned-television-show “The Lone Ranger” is facing a gratuitous amount of harsh feedback from critics. The film, which released in theaters on June 22, is facing criticism for being too long, riddled with incomplete and …