Yelp announces a tougher review filter!

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If it wasn't already filtering too many legitimate reviews, Yelp has decided to make things even more difficult for the consumer by adding to its already robust review filter...

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  • Profile picture of the author chaotic squid
    I wouldn't even focus on Yelp. Seem to have a bad reputation with all business owners. Luckily, Google, Yahoo, Facebook, and other social media sites have been pushing out Yelp for the last few years.

    It may still be favored by consumers, but without business support and using shady business tactics I've seen many people move away from it recently.

    *Oh and that article is poorly written, doesn't really explain anything at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author ronr
    Yelp is a joke. As you said they already filter way to many legit reviews. Have a friend who had done carpet cleaning for 25 years. Everyone loves him and has dozens of postive reviews and no negative. Yelp filters all but 3-4.

    Originally Posted by PapaPizza View Post

    If it wasn't already filtering too many legitimate reviews, Yelp has decided to make things even more difficult for the consumer by adding to its already robust review filter...

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  • Profile picture of the author bluesteele
    Read this really good post on Yelp's filter not too long ago. A little taboo, but all the more enjoyable: How to Avoid the Yelp Review Filter | LocalVox Small Business Blog
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    • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
      Thats awesome. Anything that accelerates their inevitable demise I'm 100% down with.
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  • Profile picture of the author GforceSage
    "Twist the screws too tight," and you may damage something, only to have it replaced with something newer, better, and more relevant.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rus Sells
    The post on the blog is satire and not real. Look at the very bottom of the page left hand corner.
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  • Profile picture of the author PapaPizza
    Yeah, the article is pretty funny though...it's a parody from Spinal Tap. Owner of Yelp talks about the Yelp filter going to 11. Classic!
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  • Profile picture of the author germangu
    Hello, my name is Alex Hussak and I live in Germany. That article is pretty funny!
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  • Profile picture of the author NewParadigm
    Yelp has morphed into a bunch of extortionist crooks. instead of actually helping businesses have more clients and improve their customer service, yelp extorts them. Yelp always defends itself by saying its algorithm is proprietary, when they are definitely filtering out a ton of legit positive reviews, and keeping/promoting negative reviews for businesses who aren't giving them money.

    It's painfully obvious from the timing of the filtering and then a snobby sales rep calls your business with a crappy entitled attitude that you better pay them. I can't wait until they go down in flames.
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