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Yelp Shares are Tanking and a Kickstarter Project Could Be the Reason
Controversies

Yelp Shares are Tanking and a Kickstarter Project Could Be the Reason

A new documentary apparently shows alleged abuses by the customer review service.
Yelp Sues Sites That Claim They Can Sell Business Owners 5-Star Reviews
Legal

Yelp Sues Sites That Claim They Can Sell Business Owners 5-Star Reviews

The embattled crowdsourced review platform returns to court again but this time it is on the other side of the legal line.
Nina Zipkin
6 Better Responses to a Bad Review Than Yelling or Sulking
Online Reputation Management

6 Better Responses to a Bad Review Than Yelling or Sulking

Somebody trashing your company online is hurtful and infuriating but responding that way makes the situation worse.
Cris Burnam
FTC Takes No Action Against Yelp Following Year-Long Investigation Into Review System
Legal

FTC Takes No Action Against Yelp Following Year-Long Investigation Into Review System

Despite outcry from small-business owners, this marks the second inquiry by the FTC that has resulted in no further action, according to Yelp.
Geoff Weiss
Researchers Are Using Yelp to Predict When a Restaurant Will Shut Down
Yelp

Researchers Are Using Yelp to Predict When a Restaurant Will Shut Down

With new software, researchers say Yelp reviews can serve as a crystal ball for restaurant failures.
Kate Taylor
Got a Bad Yelp Review? Here's How to Defend Your Business Online. (Infographic)
Online Reviews

Got a Bad Yelp Review? Here's How to Defend Your Business Online. (Infographic)

With more people researching before making a purchase, online reviews are important. Here's how to handle the negative ones while encouraging positive ones.
Laura Entis
The Missing Element in Your Digital Marketing Might Be a Fresh Coat of Paint
Marketing

The Missing Element in Your Digital Marketing Might Be a Fresh Coat of Paint

Make certain your business is always pretty as a picture and you won't worry what potential customers see when they look online to decide if they'll visit.
Duane Forrester
Why This Bay Area Bistro Wants to Be Yelp's Worst-Rated Restaurant Ever
Online Reviews

Why This Bay Area Bistro Wants to Be Yelp's Worst-Rated Restaurant Ever

In a protest against the site's alleged ratings manipulations, this Italian restaurant's co-owners offered scathing reviewers 25-percent off their checks.
Geoff Weiss
How 23andMe Caused a Divorce: A Look at Unintended Consequences
Customers

How 23andMe Caused a Divorce: A Look at Unintended Consequences

A look at what happens when customers use a business for their own purposes, regardless of the company's explicit mission.
Carly Okyle
New Legislation Would Make Banning Negative Yelp Reviews Illegal
Yelp

New Legislation Would Make Banning Negative Yelp Reviews Illegal

Your right to write angry Yelp reviews may soon become law.
Kate Taylor
Appeals Court Rules That Yelp's Ad Sales Tactics Aren't Extortion, Just 'Hard Bargaining'
Yelp

Appeals Court Rules That Yelp's Ad Sales Tactics Aren't Extortion, Just 'Hard Bargaining'

Businesses don't have the right to pre-existing good reviews, the court said.
Laura Entis
Hotel Says $500 Fine on Negative Yelp Reviews Was a Joke
Yelp

Hotel Says $500 Fine on Negative Yelp Reviews Was a Joke

Angry Yelpers turned on a hotel after an article claimed the hotel fined newlyweds for guests' negative online reviews. Now, the hotel claims it was all a misunderstanding.
Kate Taylor
Meet the Yelp for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Marijuana

Meet the Yelp for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Weedmaps is establishing itself as the go-to portal for a new market.