So I own a small taxi co started it myself love it...blah blah yada yada.. I am no stranger to yelp and it's problems. I am only glad that things are not as bad for transportation businesses as they are for the restaurants. This thread is not at all about their review filter but more so about their sales practices. The yelp rep has been calling me for a little over a week. I am sure this is because I edited my listing recently and it must have set off some kind of flag to call and try to sell me. So for a week this guy is calling leaving messages on a phone line my drivers refer to as "the fuggin azzhole hotline" one of them noticed it was the number I give people I have no interest in speaking to and named it that. So a week the guy calls leaves a message I call him back and leave a message. Today I see the line ringing and its lit up 212 area code so I knew it was probably him. I answered and we exchanged pleasantries and he went on to inform me that my yelp profile was driving LOTS of traffic to my business and he wanted to "set up a time" where we could go over how to drive "WAY MORE" traffic to me.. "flood me with customers" I said "how much traffic"? he says "LOTS" I say "no seriously how much traffic has yelped pushed to me so far this month" he dances a bit and I can hear him looking it up clicking keys (this is where I start to get heated, you have called my business office 4 times in a week and you don't have me in a notebook with some quick metrics about my business?) He says "I see right here 32 views and 9 customer actions" I literally chuckled. I get upwards of 10,000 calls a month. This guy sent me 32 of them huh? I guess I should just let him pet my dog and kick my cat huh? So not taking a breath he goes on to tell me he wants to "schedule a time where we can sit down together in front of computers and talk about how much traffic he can push to me" I responded "I am here now. I am well versed in ppc ppa cpm what can you tell me?" He says well "how is 4pm today for you?" huh? You called me 4 times this week to SELL me and you don't have a set of packages in your cheat sheet ready to throw at me? He sense me getting angry and says "Well whey don't I call you back in 6 quick minutes and i`ll have something put together for you" Now I am HEATED. "My friend do you really work for yelp" "yes I do and I want to drive.. I cut him off.. "yelp more or less makes their living off of small business listings right? You should have lots of experience with this right?" "Yes which is why I want the opportunity to schedule.. " So you know I run a small business do all the marketing book keeping..all of it on my own you called me 4 times in one week to try to sell me and now that you have me you are totally unprepared to sell me and are now being rude enough to try to sell to me at your convenience? ME. The small business owner who has no time for foolishness.. "? "Buddy, I am not sure what it is you think you are selling with the 1 star extortion shuffle you got going on but you are rude arrogant and your company is disgusting. Good day to you sir" I guess that review filter will be turned up to double plus stun now huh?