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Oh I'm so hating YELP right now. I used them for a few months two years ago and found out it was a total waste of money.
I spent $1,600 for online advertising and got four customers over four months.

Well lately they have been hounding me to advertise with them and it has gotten so bad when I see YELP on my caller ID I just lift up the receiver and drop it right back down to hang up on them. Four to five Emails a week from these people is becoming the norm almost always a fake customer wanting to do business with us. You message these inquiring potential customers back and they never respond to your reply. Then a few days later the idiots at YELP send you these little progress reports showing how many messages that potential customers are interacting with your YELP page. You need to spend money with YELP and you could multiply the number of people interacting with your page.

Are these people that stupid, I get one if I'm lucky two people interacting with my page per week over the last year, all of a sudden fifteen to twenty are interacting with my YELP page per month over the last two months. Right I was born at night but not last night.
 

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The restaurant owner who asked for 1-star Yelp reviews
In 2014, chef Davide Cerretini advertised a special that would forever change his fate: Anyone who left his restaurant a 1-star review on Yelp would get 25% off a pizza.

In the months after Botto Bistro’s grand opening, Cerretini began receiving dozens of calls from Yelp salespeople, who implored him to buy ads.

According to Cerretini, when he rebuffed these offers, he’d often notice that freshly posted 5-star reviews would be removed from his page — often no less than 24 hours after getting off the phone with a Yelp rep.
This one is a little old, but referred to in the above article: Court Says Yelp Has The Right To Manipulate Reviews

Online review site Yelp can lower or raise the rating of a business depending on whether it advertises with the company, a federal appeals court ruled in a lawsuit filed by small businesses claiming Yelp used the tactic to try to extort ads from them.
 

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I haven't trusted Yelp reviews for a long time, way to many fake reviews to be accurate.
 

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Yelp is totally biased in my opinion. They will let new users issue 1 star reviews all day long. They do not allow those same users to issue 5 star reviews, which their bot automatically removes from the retailer's page and relegates them to a greyed-out "not recommended" review link that is not that easy to find.
I wonder if the retailer paid Yelp for advertising if those hidden 5 stars reviews would be "released" ?

As a consumer I never look to Yelp anymore and use Google reviews which are so much more current.
 
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I don't trust Yelp for anything.

In fact, in my opinion, friends don't let friends Yelp - invariably it backfires on YOU...
 

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Oh I'm so hating YELP right now. I used them for a few months two years ago and found out it was a total waste of money.
I spent $1,600 for online advertising and got four customers over four months.

Well lately they have been hounding me to advertise with them and it has gotten so bad when I see YELP on my caller ID I just lift up the receiver and drop it right back down to hang up on them. Four to five Emails a week from these people is becoming the norm almost always a fake customer wanting to do business with us. You message these inquiring potential customers back and they never respond to your reply. Then a few days later the idiots at YELP send you these little progress reports showing how many messages that potential customers are interacting with your YELP page. You need to spend money with YELP and you could multiply the number of people interacting with your page.

Are these people that stupid, I get one if I'm lucky two people interacting with my page per week over the last year, all of a sudden fifteen to twenty are interacting with my YELP page per month over the last two months. Right I was born at night but not last night.

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No No No you are doing it wrong. Answer the phone, tell them "Hold on a minute, I really need to speak with you about advertising be right back!" Saying it with enthusiasm, then set the phone down and do whatever you need to get done, waste 20 minutes of their time every single time they call, then hang up on them!!
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No No No you are doing it wrong. Answer the phone, tell them "Hold on a minute, I really need to speak with you about advertising be right back!" Saying it with enthusiasm, then set the phone down and do whatever you need to get done, waste 20 minutes of their time every single time they call, then hang up on them!!
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Send them to lenny
 

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