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I'm taking time out of my busy schedule to inform the public to not list their business on www.yelp.com, it is a review website for businesses.

They are the modern day extortionists, scam artists.
I have had numerous clients that have been in business for years.Their reputation has been ruined by www.yelp.com and fake reviews.

For example one of my clients Dr.Joe lists his practice on yelp.com, he gets 10 positive real reviews from clients.Then he gets 2 negative fake reviews without any merit or proof etc.Yelp removes the 10 positive reviews and leaves the 2 negative fake reviews.Then yelp offers to remove the reviews for 1, 000.00 dollars!

Im not going to go on and on, lets just say yelp.com has a couple class action lawsuits in process against them.

Bottom line, their is plenty of other better websites .

DO NOT EVEN VISIT, LIST, REVIEW on YELP.COM
You WILL Regret it.

Thanks
Mike

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Mar 01, 2011 3:15 am EST

Thanks for that Mike. I wholeheartedly agree with you and if I had a choice I would not "list" with them. I in fact; did not create a business listing with them, which makes their business practices even more exploitative. They purchase business directories and place them whether you want it or not. You have a choice as to whether or not to "claim" the business but beware - if you do not claim it you are at a severe disadvantage, you have no other business information that is positive and you are not able to publicly respond to reviews. For 5 years I have been so "anti" yelp that I did not claim the business nor did I give the reviews any merit. I was already using a certified review company that sent reviews to every one of the patients I see on a daily basis; after a year I have over 200 reviews and a 96.5% satisfaction rating as opposed to yelp where I have a 2 star rating by a people whose names I do not even have in my database. Their "reviews" don't reference anything about the services I provide only a personal attack. The "reviewers" don't even live within a 70 mile radius . To top it all off: If you want to run a deal with Groupon, Living Social or any of the other deal sites and your business is not at least 3.5 stars on Yelp they won't even consider you until you get your rating up. I've had lengthy discussions with representatives who agree that too much relevance is placed on yelp. It is too easy for false reviews and their "filters" are ridiculously ineffective. They are on the first page in a Google search on any company name. It is my sincere hope that something can be done and I am willing to join any force to combat yelp and it's

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