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Is Yelp Still Strong-Arming Merchants?

For years the complaints about Yelp’s “sales” tactics have been heard. Maybe I am just not paying attention but I thought that had gone away to some extent. Now with Yelp going public and all the positive vibes flying around about the company as an investment it may get even harder to find the reality. [...]
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Yelp faces additional allegations

Technology : The Inquisitr - Tech (6 years ago)

Yelp, which bills itself as a Web 2.0 review site powered by real people giving real reviews, recently faced charges by San Francisco businesses that Yelp employees were strong arming them for better review placement in exchanges fo... Read Post

Is Yelp The Mafia?

Technology : Message (5 years ago)

Yelp is again in the news for extortionate sales practices alledged by small business owners (see More Complaints About Yelp Business Practices, Now In Chicago, and Is Yelp Committing Extortion?), but this time they are headed for c... Read Post

More Complaints About Yelp Business Practices, Now In Chicago

Technology : Message (6 years ago)

The Yelp story is like a fire in a peat bog: it doesn't go away, even when it looks like the flames are completely gone. The newest chapter is based on allegations by Chicago store owners [via DCSmitty]: [from Chicago... Read Post

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