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Yelp: About 25% of Our Reviews are Fake

– 1 week ago @ searchenginewatch.com: yelp-logo Review site Yelp is no stranger to the court system; it has been sued many times by disgruntled small business owners upset over its business practices and authenticity of reviews. However, in an unusual turn of events, Yelp is the claimant …

– 6 days ago @ businessinsider.com: Sure, the people might be real, but apparently one-fifth of all the reviews are big, fat phonies. The number of fake reviews on Yelp rose to 20% in 2013 from only 5% in 2006, according to a new report out of Harvard Business School. The study, which we …

– 4 days ago @ foodbeast.com: According to MarketWatch, 20 percent of Yelp reviews are fake, or as Yelp likes to put it, “suspicious.” In a study dubbed Operation Clean Turf, NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman led a year-long investigation that ended in an agreement with 19 …

– 5 days ago @ bgr.com: How many of the Yelp reviews you read would you guess are forged by the companies being reviewed? MarketWatch reports that 20% of Yelp reviews are fraudulent, typically written by freelance writers from the Philippines, Bangladesh and Eastern Europe …

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