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[ORM) Yelp's Business Practices Getting Exposure

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by gold33, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. gold33

    gold33 Registered Member

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    http://www.newser.com/story/184644/yelps-ad-practices-extortion.html

    "I'm no lawyer, but I know a racket when I see one. Anybody who calls to say that you now have a problem but that they can make that problem go away for $75 a month isn't your friend."

    I've seen a few posts about this here. Nice to see them getting some mainstream love for being douches!
     
  2. Alinea

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    They've always gotten this sort of negative exposure, but nothing has really changed yet. They know people use it.

    There was a site by a business owner with their pricing and results on it, and they were getting nothing out of Yelp. Promised lots of traffic, but only got like 20 max, each click costing something like $30.
     
  3. tlolimit

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    Theres nothing they can do against yelp .. people still rely on it heavily for their decisions... they can only take it how it is.. pay or play..
     
  4. mancar487

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    Their blackmailing practices are known for a while but they seem to be able to hover on that fine line between what is legal and what is not...
     
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    I don't like that they were blackmailing

    people into paying monthly.


    What a way to do business...
     
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    well, this isn't whitehatworld. I could easily see a method get posted or sold telling people to do the same sort of thing.
     
  7. tlolimit

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    Method for getting boosted likes? Or blackmail negative feedback?
     
  8. YelpMyAss

    YelpMyAss Newbie

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    Love this types of story. Yelp is so arrogant thinking that this type of practice will last. I applaud anyone who post these links to let everyone and anyone know about their shady practices. Give it some time and Yelp will be replaced by a better and more reputable review site. I am betting Google will eventually take over.