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In this age social media justice, sooner or later you’re going to have an encounter with a negative online review, whether your a business owner, or simply a consumer. It seems like it’s becoming an accepted aspect of our lives. Increasingly, however, consumer reviews posted on various Internet sites are becoming the subject of litigation.
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A restaurant in San Francisco who's had enough of Yelp's questionable advertising tactics and ridiculously unfair influence over consumers has decided to fight back in the most hilarious way. They are offering discounts to customers who will go on Yelp and give them a one-star review. Show More Summary
Earlier this month, a federal appeals court held that Yelp is free to shuffle positive and negative reviews around at will, and can even use that freedom as a way to urge businesses to advertise on the site. But even in light of this ruling, Yelp maintains that buying ads on the site does not determine which reviews show … [More]
Botto Bistro in Richmond, CA near the Bay Area is fed up with Yelp's alleged manipulation of consumer reviews. To combat corruption within Yelp, Botto Bistro has a new, lofty goal: be the single worst reviewed restaurant on Yelp. Show the public that Yelp reviews don't correspond at all to the actual quality of the restaurant. Show More Summary
Botto Italian Bistro co-owner Davide Cerretini is offering his customers 25 percent off for a bad Yelp review. Pat Leong reports on why a restaurant would want negative press and how people are responding.
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Ill-founded or just plain lying negative reviews on Yelp are usually a reason for restaurant owners to lose sleep, as are Yelp's extortionist business practices. The owners of one restaurant near San Francisco, CA, however, have come up with the best and snarkiest possible solution to the problem. Read more...
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Botto Bistro in Richmond, California is unconcerned about its Yelp rating. In an effort to undermine the reliability of its Yelp page, Botto Bistro is working to be the worst-rated restaurant in the Bay Area and is encouraging its customers...Show More Summary
Earlier this month, a class action lawsuit against Yelp was thrown out when the plaintiffs failed to prove that Yelp’s manipulation of reviews amounted to extortion. That issue remains at large, but lawmakers are working to make sure...Show More Summary
Botto Bistro wants to be the worst-reviewed restaurant on Yelp. Fed up with the site's alleged manipulation of consumer reviews, owners David Cerretini and Michele Massimo have been offering a 25 percent discount at their Bay Area Italian eatery for each excoriating Yelp review, the Richmond Standard reports. Show More Summary
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A real one-star cioppino. Botto Bistro, a Bay Area Italian restaurant that gives zero fusilli about its standings on Yelp, has now turned to asking customers to trash them with one-star reviews, all in protest of the site's alleged ability to manipulate rankings. Show More Summary
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The quirky owners are giving customers 25% off to write scathing, one-star Yelp reviews of the restaurant—to mock Yelp and delegitimize it as a trustworthy source.