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Remove a review on yelp and other review sites

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by jond1, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. jond1

    jond1 Junior Member

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    What's the best way to remove a negative comment written by a customer or disgruntled employee on a site like yelp? Any ideas?
     
  2. dannyduberstein

    dannyduberstein Junior Member

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    the best thing to do is probably just cover it up with a bunch of positive ones. Its only logical if you have a lot of customers it only makes sense that you'll have one or two that would be unhappy. but if the ratio you have is more on the positive side people will just disregard the unhappy ones.
     
  3. tnhomestead

    tnhomestead Regular Member

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    I look for negative reviews, figure everyone has them -- what matters is how they handle them!
     
  4. mointernet

    mointernet Regular Member

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    pay yelp to remove them but its not cheap.
     
  5. derf724662

    derf724662 Newbie

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    I had to deal with this before. It wasn't yelp it was job complaints boards. Check the rules of the site. Sometime they don't allow you to name individuals, swear, or defame in certain ways. If they are breaking a rule report it. I've gotten wordpress to take down posts by citing what defamation is and linking to the pages responsible.

    The only problem i've found with sticking a ton of postive review on it is that it makes it harder to push down by building other links up around it. For instance pick a different review site and post a bunch of positives instead.

    just my opinion.
     
  6. charlesw

    charlesw Newbie

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    Also, check the terms of service of the site on which the review is posted. Sometimes you can get the review removed by the site if you can find a violation of the terms of service. For example, if the poster says their review is not firsthand experience but rather something somebody told them, if the review contains no actual information (e.g., just posting "This company sucks"), if the poster says something racist, and so on.