Business Owners Raise More Complaints About Yelp

Sep 19, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: CBS 5

Business owners are raising more complaints about the popular consumer review site Yelp.

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Tom C

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So just to add to this, I am a manager at a local S.F. restaurant. The newest thing is that we can comment or message reviews, but only if we put a personal picture up. So we are held accountable to who we are as a person, but the reviewer is not. I try not to pay to much attention to our yelp reviews, but when they are damming or just plan hurtful it is hard.

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Barbi A wrote:
I can't read the story anymore, but Yelp is useless.
We like KFC take out on occasion and pick it up at the restaurant closest to home.
Yeah, I know, but this is not about the greasy chicken.
Anyway, the place is supposed to be open until 10 p.m. The first time we went it was about 9:30 p.m. Out of biscuits. Second time, 9 p.m - out of thighs. And so on and so forth.
Eventually, we'd go in at 8 p.m. and the floors were being mopped and there was little food left. Worse, the personnel were smart-mouthed punks. We finally got mad.
Called the manager; KFC headquarters, and finally wrote a review on Yelp. It disappeared within 24 hours.
Yelp is for the advertisers; not the consumer.
You complain and throw fits about any valid complaints made about your run down dump. Even use people's REAL Picture to harass them.

What are you talking about loon?
Earnestly

Miami, FL

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After purchace: I found that the voucher was worthless. They can not be reached. They can not be found on the BBB website under Yelp. they are not worth useing.

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Black Rock City, NV

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#91
Mar 7, 2013
 
Got a story about this.

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-Persephone- wrote:
Got a story about this.
Yes you do.

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Mount Airy, MD

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Mar 21, 2013
 
Jennifer P wrote:
Same story here. Most of my reviews are all negative, go to the filtered page, and voila!!! 5-star reviews galore. Yes, some are from new Yelp users, but there are plenty that are from people with anywhere from 2-10 prior reviews.
Yelp contacted me for months in regards to advertising, I always declined. In a few last ditch efforts, the "We may be able to help with reviews" line came out.
Anyway, I became so sick of Yelp's extortion like fraudulent practices, I started contacting other people who were having the same problems. Hence the reason I am here. Alone we don't stand a chance, together we have some credibility and power. Please visit my page, http://www.facebook.com/yelpisafraud . Feel free to post anything you like. I have also posted some creative ways to get around Yelp's review filter.
Yelp has a way of removing comments and If you don't sign up with them, they'll keep your negative reviews. I spent almost 2 hours speaking to their sales rep and they told us exactly what they do and who goes on yelp and how it is controlled and managed. However, we can use the reviews to still improve our business. I'll check this site and thanks for putting up the facebook link.
Rachel

Rancho Cordova, CA

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#94
Apr 17, 2013
 
Check out this forum I found surrounding the issues with Yelp and Ripoff Report! Insane how they have been getting away with ruining small business's around the United States. Yelps filtration system is wacko! They automatically pull reviews they think are fake... but the bad ones are more likely to stick than the positive ones. This forum is new but it's a great place to voice your opinion about these sites. www.qualityfirsthomeimprovementreviews.com/fo...
Carol

Belmont, CA

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#95
Apr 17, 2013
 
Businesses could be best regulated if they had fewer ways of eliminating online criticism against them.

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Apr 18, 2013
 
LOL. It's often the other way around. I had someone use my picture to endorse thier "business"...lol...g ood screenshots of that. The lies they told...
Kris

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Hi, I am the owner of a tattoo studio in Melbourne, Australia and was totally unaware of this site until a customer bought to my attention that a person ( who apparently does not exist) had written a bad review about my studio. Although there are several other positive reviews that have been filtered the negative comment is the only visible one. I am shocked upon finding all this negative information in regards to this site and must wonder "am I about to be extorted".I must also wonder why, as it seems to have affected so many people, has no one paid this group of nerds down on Mission st a visit?Luckily the world really is a small place.
matt

Sherman Oaks, CA

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#99
Nov 5, 2013
 
This company post and host your top 10 reviews.
This could help
http://www.tkoreviews.com
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LOL
Eddie

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#101
Dec 14, 2013
 
If you have any yelp stock s3l it sell it sell it lawsuits lining up for reaaly unfair bad and criminal behavior. Really i would hate to see good people lose money get rid of this stock. This company is very unfair and cant keep acting like the internet mafia.
San Clemente CA

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#102
Feb 14, 2014
 
I am a new business owner in Southern Cali and I am at my establishment almost every day--all reviews on yelp have been good since we purchased 4 months ago. We have a young girl who has posted a negative comment on our site, who lives over 30 miles away and has never been to our establishment. Well when we finally figured it out, it is someone who dislikes the person we hired and posts negative comments about her when she's working.
Yelp needs to become own up to this crap going on and they should come up with a more fair way for business owners to be able to reply and make it public!!
Gary_B

Fresno, CA

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#103
Mar 3, 2014
 
Yelp continues to censor posts so that their "rating" is nonsense and contrary to what the overall rating would be without their censorship. For one company, Yelp lists "53 reviews for *** that are not currently recommended" and for which do not affect the company's rating. Almost all of these are much more recent and five stars. Most of the old, one star comments are considered in the rating. I've ordered dozens of products from this company and always had great service and received the products promptly and in perfect condition. Yet, I wouldn't have dared do so had I relied on Yelp. Bottom line, Yelp is a farce!
yelp is a scam

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#104
Apr 6, 2014
 
The yelp employees that call are the rudest people. I can not wait until this site gets shut down for their scandulous business practices. Always happens sooner or later. Example - Ponzi Schemes. Yelp is no different. Charge you to move to the top & when you say "no" to their BS you will be pushed to the bottom with "fake & negative" reviews.

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