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Google Updates Spam Detection For Reviews, Warns SEOs

Google announced that it has made some improvements to its spam detection algorithms that increased the number of reviews that appear on some Google+ Local pages. Do you think things have gotten better? Let us know in the comments. Google’s Dasha made the announcement in a Google Groups forum thread (via Search Engine Roundtable). “Online reviews have been in the …

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Yelp Earnings: Net Revenue Up 65% Year-Over-Year

Yelp released its Q4 and full-year 2012 earnings report on Wednesday after market close. The company posted net revenue of $41.2 million for the quarter, a 65% year-over-year increase. Yelp also posted a $5.3 million net loss for Q4. Cumulative reviews grew 45% year-over-year to over 36 million by the end of the year. Average unique monthly visitors grew 31% …

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Foursquare’s Voice Media Group Data Integration Goes Live

Last month, Foursquare announced a partnership with Voice Media Group, publishers of regional magazines like Miami New Times, L.A. Weekly, and Village Voice. The partnership brings Voice Media Groups’s products like “Voice Places” and “Best of” to Foursquare’s location services. Today, that partnership goes live as VMG content should now be integrated into Foursquare. “A couple weeks ago, we announced …

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Yelp Tops 100 Million Uniques For First Time

Yelp announced today that it surpassed 100 million unique vistors on its site in January, marking the first time in Yelp history it has had that many uniques in a month. “That’s an all-time high for traffic to the desktop and mobile site and a clear indication that people are looking for local businesses and finding them on Yelp,” said …

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Early jOBS Reviews Are Mixed, Generally Approving of Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs Portrayal

On Friday, the Ashton Kutcher-led Steve Jobs biopic jOBS had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, which is directed by Joshua Michael Stern and co-stars Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak, will open to the public on April 19th. Here’s a look at some of the early reviews, which are mixed. CNET calls the film “saccharine” and …

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Foursquare Partners with Voice Media Group for More Local Data

Foursquare is looking to give users access to even more information about locations in some of the country’s biggest markets. Today, they’ve announced a “strategic data syndication partnership” with Voice Media Group – more specifically their “Voice Places” and “Best of” web products. Voice Media Group publishes regional magazines like the Dalas Observer, Miami New Times, L.A. Weekly, and Village …

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Google Adds Review Info To Places API

Google announced the addition of Place Summaries to its Google Places API. This means developers will be able to use review information in their apps. “For example, car manufacturers can use the API to provide drivers with detailed reviews of local establishments directly in their in-car system,” explains Google Places API product manager Justin Chu. “Place Summaries are curated expert …

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All Android Developers Will Soon Be Able To Reply To Reviews On Google Play

In a rather awesome move for developers, Google allowed Android developers to directly reply to reviews on Google Play back in June. Unfortunately, the ability to do so was restricted to those who had achieved “Top Developer” status on the platform. Now Google is rolling out the ability to everybody. Android Community reports that developer Dave Kover recently discovered that …

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Yelp Reviews Ruled Free Speech Until Proven Defamatory. Right Call?

Last month, in a case of free speech vs. business reputation, a Virginia judge ordered Yelp (and Angie’s List) user Jane Perez to change negative reviews on the sites, which cast a contractor as a thief. The contractor, Christopher Dietz (of Dietz Development), sued Perez for $750,000 in damages in a defamation case, claiming to have lost business (as much …

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Restaurant Plays Peeing Patrons Their Negative Yelp Reviews

Online reviews have been pissing off restauranteurs for many years now, and Yelp is one of the biggest offenders. I feel their pain – I mean, some woman gets in a fight with her boyfriend and then has one cold fry at your burger joint and she goes on to pen an epic teardown of your establishment that’s on record …

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Google Play Is Now No Country for Anonymous Reviewers

If you prefer to hide behind the veil of anonymity when posting reviews, Google Play is probably not the place for you anymore. In a move that will pretty much wipe Google Play of nameless, faceless feedback, Google is now forcing reviewers to log in in order to post. When users post a review for an app, movie, album, or …

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That Hilarious Guy Fieri Restaurant Review Has Over 45,000 Facebook Shares

In what has to be one of the most viral reviews of all time, a New York Times restaurant review has hit a ridiculous number of shares on Facebook. Today, the social network announced that “As Not Seen on TV,” the uncompromising teardown of Guy Fieri’s new Times Square restaurant, has over 45,000 shares across the site. I know I’ve …

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