Category Archive: Outsmarting Yelp

Get Help With Yelp

Our community has thousands of business owners, most of whom hate Yelp and have been victimized by their business practices and refusal to acknowledge the damage their site has unfairly done to many. BUT, I personally know of dozens of folks who use Yelp well and transform it into a profit center. Let’s just call …

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What if Yelp Were Real Life?

An interesting idea, taking how Yelp behaves online and doing it in the real world. Even though there are differences between online and the real world, there are still rules of society, and pretty obvious right and wrong. This video does it brilliantly! (1625)

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“Operation Clean Turf” Paves Way For Competitors To Commit Stealty Sabotage

Online review sites are flourishing, but new studies prove upwards of 25% of all reviews are bogus, flat out fakes! Good or Bad, the inability to distinguish real reviews is taking it’s toll on consumers. Most people think of the internet as a useful resource, with the answer to any question just a query away. …

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Outsmarting Yelp: Overcoming CDA Immunity via 3rd Party Contract Promises

Daniel Bernath came up with what looks like a stroke of genius. Now, I’m not a lawyer (but he is) so I can’t comment on the legality of it, but the logic looks good. The idea is that since Groupon REQUIRES you to have a Yelp business profile (with positive reviews) before allowing you to …

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Yelp Gets Bad Reviews From Small Biz Owners at Heated Town Hall

unnormalized/Flickr Yelp is giving small business owners a chance to air their concerns about the review site in a series of town halls across the country. And it turns out some these restaurateurs and small business owners have a bone to pick with the way Yelp does business. On Tuesday, Yelp (YELP) held its latest …

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Do You Want To Get Paid For Writing Yelp Reviews?

According to a leading attorney, you could already be owned money for writing reviews on Yelp.com. Here’s what they have to say: Get paid for all the reviews that you wrote for Yelp! over the years. Federal and State laws state that as Yelp! had the right to control you as a reviewer/writer and as the reviews …

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Yelp Is Ruining My Business

“Help! Yelp is ruining my business!” This is the tearful phone call I get every week. Another struggling business owner, failing, due to an unfair negative review. Feeling helpless, alone, attacked, the emotion coming through the phone line sounds a lot like the rape victims I counseled in college. The same questions: How did this …

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Ultimate Complete Final Social Media Sizing Cheat Sheet

Need pixel dimensions and sizing information for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest, or LinkedIn? Here it is all in one handy infographic. Social Media sites are constantly changing sizes of their graphics, making it near impossible to keep up or make your pretty image just perfect… until now. Thanks for my buddies over at Lunametrics …

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Yelp’s CEO Jeremy Stoppleman Had One Thing Right

In 2008 Yelp first did a massive clean sweep, claiming to delete spammers accounts. I got swept up in the mess. I’m not a spammer. I never wrote a review for a product or service I didn’t use. And every review I received for my business was from a very well satisfied client. But the …

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Buying Better Yelp Results

If you’re a Yelp business owner, no doubt you saw the Important Message that went out today from Yelp talking about “reputation management” and how you can’t buy results on Yelp. That is TRUE! You can’t pay for Yelp advertising to remove bad reviews, you can’t bribe them to take down negative reviews, you can’t …

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