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Business Courts Negative Reviews As Middle Finger To Yelp

You’ve heard the claims before. If reader comments are any indication, many of you have even lived them. They’ve never been proven, but time and time again, small businesses accuse Yelp of “extorting” them by holding positive reviews hostage until they pay for advertising. Do you believe Yelp is really guilty of this practice, or is it just a myth? …

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People Are Trusting Online Reviews More Than Ever

It appears that people are not only turning to online reviews for local businesses more and more, but they are actually trusting them more than ever despite all the media coverage questioning their legitimacy. If people are trusting what they read about businesses online more, do you view this as a good thing or bad thing? Let us know in …

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Wireless Routers: Here Are The 10 Best Routers Money Can Buy

Wireless routers are an essential part of any Internet connected home today. The freedom to be anywhere in the house and stay connected is more or less taken for granted. The luxury does come with a cost, however, and those willing to pony up with enjoy a far superior experience than those who don’t. When it comes to wireless routers, …

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Google Removes Some Zagat Reviews, Says Overall Ratings For Businesses May Be Affected

Some businesses may soon find that their ratings on Google have changed for better or for worse. They’re doing away with old anonymous Zagat reviews – the ones where the person’s name is “A Zagat User.” Google’s Jade Wang wrote in the Google and Your Business forum (via Barry Schwartz): To show a consistent reviews experience to our users, reviews …

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

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 to point out that lawsuits like the recent cases in Virginia (one went to trial this week) are “rare”. “But …

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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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‘Enlisted’ Premieres with Great Reviews

Fox Network’s newest comedy, Enlisted, premiered this past Friday and looks to be off to a great start. The show is being dubbed as a “workplace comedy,” albiet one that takes place on a military base instead of a traditional office, and focuses more on three brothers living and interacting with each other than on war. In the show, Sgt. …

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Las Vegas Hotels Last Minute? They Got That.

You’re just deciding, right now, to go to Las Vegas for New Year’s Eve! So what. You can do it. Las Vegas is very familiar with spur of the moment decisions that Must Be Done (i.e. shotgun weddings), and it doesn’t disappoint for New Year’s Eve. If you want to party with Las Vegas, It Shall Be Done. Here are …

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The Wolf on Wall Street: Doing Well Despite Raunch

Among the eight movies that opened on Christmas Day, Variety tells us that Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street is coming out near the top, which is no small feat with The Hobbit being its main competitor. The Wolf of Wall Street is based on the true story of a New York stock broker, the mob and the corporate …

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Toyota Prius Ranked “Best New Car Value” Again

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 been ranked as the magazine’s “Best New Car Value.” The Prius runs about $29,230. Consumer Reports liked the performance and …

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Google Places For Business Gets Reviews Tab

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 are saying about your business on Google and across the web, in one place,” says senior product manager Qasar Younis. …

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Yelp Explains The Recommended Review Process

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, for starters, imagine you were trying to find a great new restaurant in town way back before Yelp existed,” says …

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