All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Reviews’

Yelp Android App Adds Ability To Write Reviews

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 is somewhat surprising that it took as long as it did to make its way to the mobile experience, but …

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Yelp On Fake Reviews: Don’t Worry, We’ve Got This

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. It received quite a bit of attention, even making it pretty high on the front page of reddit, where thousands …

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Yelp: We’d Love To Work With More Law Enforcement Officials To Crack Down On Fake Reviews

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 from food and clothing to recreation and sightseeing,” Schneiderman said. “This investigation into large-scale, intentional deceit across the Internet tells …

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Nearly One-Fifth of Yelp Restaurant 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 asking for $25,000 from McMillian for allegedly teaming with other lawyers in a scheme to plant fake good reviews on …

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Etsy Is Changing The Way Reviews Work

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 to promote honesty and fairness, Etsy is doing away with the system that let a shop’s feedback score include ratings …

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Businesses Continue To Bash Yelp As Investor Bets It’ll Be Dead In 2 Years

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 an angel investor betting $5,000 that Yelp will be out of business in two years based on a “flawed” business …

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What People Who Don’t Like ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Say About It

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 everyone agrees. If you want to get an idea of what Netflix subscribers think, where better to look for reviews …

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Can Yelp Reviews Be Trusted?

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 manipulate them. In some senses it’s not all that different than spammers manipulating search results, a problem that Google continues …

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People’s Court’s Judge Milian ‘Horrified’ By Business Owner’s Yelp Story

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 popular online review site. Just see the comments on our coverage of the alerts. One reader pointed out that Yelp …

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You Can Now Leave Full Reviews From Yelp’s 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 reviews from the Yelp app. The functionality will be available on Android soon. “Starting today, Yelpers won’t have to wait …

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The Lone Ranger Reviews Rip The Film A New One

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 unnecessary sub-plots, and for straying too far from the original source material. The film has a mere 26% rating on …

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Yelp’s New Focus on ‘Transactions’ Starts with Food Delivery

Yelp, one of the leading places online to find both quick information and reviews for a variety of business types, wants you to be able to do more without leaving its cozy confines. To that end the company has just unveiled Yelp Platform, which they say will make transactions easy – and performed directly through Yelp. The first step in …

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