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Yelp.com review: Dishonest, unethical, corrupt, mafia 5

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I guess this is one of the few places we can review Yelp. They certainly won't let me review them on their website even though they profess themselves as the voice of the people. They are more like the mafia filtering negative reviews for businesses who pay their protection monies and keeping libel unsubstantiated reviews for those who have principals and refuse to pay. This is the ugly truth they don't want you to know. Please spread the word so we will no longer be oppressed by this mafia. Thanks for reading this!

Update by nothingbutthetooth
May 12, 2010 4:21 pm EDT

please read http://www.eastbayexpress.com/eastbay/yelp-and-the-business-of-extortion-20/Content?oid=1176635
and http://www.eastbayexpress.com/eastbay/yelp-extortion-allegations-stack-up/Content?oid=1176984

also google 'yelp extortion' and you can read all you want about this.

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Justin Hammer
Justin Hammer
Watertown, US
May 12, 2010 4:13 pm EDT
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Mafia?! Like anyone could even know what that is if they dont watch the T.V.'s

But you really think Yelp will get rid of bad reviews and pay for good ones? I've never heard of that one. I use Yelp all the time and they help me. Do you have proof of the yelling?

Justin Hammer
Justin Hammer
Watertown, US
May 12, 2010 4:33 pm EDT
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Oh really? I didnt; know about that. Now I wonder how I can get ahold of them.

Also, I wonder how you get a grip on Yelp if you want to pay for good advertising. It would be a sly idea to do that on the internets for people who are looking for a good deel.

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FasTracKids/Palm ACademy
Fremont, US
Feb 21, 2011 3:40 am EST
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It is quite interesting that Yelp continues to delete the ongoing good reviews we have on our centers and kept the one bad review three years ago. This customer alleges that we use knifes at our center and that we didn't care about child safety. This mom, Jacelyn lied about her husband divorcing her and her parents kicking her out of the house and ask that we have compassion on her by waiving tuition for her two kids until she is able to pay. Out of good heart, we helped her and did not charge her tuition on both boys. After many months, we asked if she is able to start paying tuition and that is where she started making up all the bad things about us to get away from paying tuition. We had to ask her to leave and that is where out of anger, she wrote the review. We are really surprised at Yelp standing on her side and keeping her review for so long. We will be pursuing legal actions on her and possibly Yelp to see what destruction this review is on our business.

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Steve McKinnis
San Diego, US
Oct 29, 2011 7:09 pm EDT
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Too many filtered reviews. I'm over YELP. I’m going to go with GOOGLE. One day a review is up, the next it's gone, then it's back again... YELP sells ads to web companies, puts them on the page about my services... I'm a free lance web designer that means, I WORK ALONE... I'm not a store front and I'm not a cheap designer who doesn't know what they are doing... it’s also very difficult to get a client to post a review. I don’t dictate what they say/write or post or rate, but it’s gotten old with the back and forth and one day it’s up and the next it’s not, and then it’s posted up again and not filtered… so I’ve removed the links to yelp off my site (http://www.stevemckinnis.com), and I’m not going to encourage any web clients to update or use their listing on yelp anymore… I'm a little incensed by the unethical and inconsistent way that you guys are running their business... so I'm going to back off and encourage the people I work with to utilize other services. It also is disconcerting that I can not delete or opt out my profile. Once you are listed on YELP and I didn’t list myself there, they did… I can’t erase it. And contrary to other folks, I don’t have any negative reviews… but I am tired of their constant phone calls to purchase ad space and then the lame tactics they use to tamper with my reviews and page listing. They need to get a consistent policy in place and make it fair across the boards as well as offer an opt out and removal of your business off their site. For e-mail blasts, legally, there has to be an opt out so why not on someone’s web site?

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Phillip Feldman
US
Aug 09, 2017 8:03 pm EDT

I've done an experiment of sorts, submitting negative but accurate reviews of several businesses. The result: For businesses that advertise with Yelp, the negative reviews disappear within 2-3 days. For businesses that don't advertise with Yelp, the negative reviews remain.
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