Also falling (previous) on news of Google's (GOOG) purchase of Frommer's: YELP -6.7%. EXPE...

Also falling (previous) on news of Google's (GOOG) purchase of Frommer's: YELP -6.7%. EXPE -1.9%. A Google spokesperson says the company "can’t wait to start working with [Frommer's] on our goal to provide a review for every relevant place in the world."

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  • corte33
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    I'm sure Google's efforts will be appreciated. YELP is a total scam. My fiance wanted to eat at a Turkish restaurant Saturday night. It had a 5-star review on YELP. (They had bought a YELP ad.) The restaurant was small, had a few wooden tables and you eat cafeteria style. You chose your food and someone brings it to your table. The owner said he'd been in business only 3 weeks. They were slow because of Ramadan. Yet they had several 5-star reviews!! I ordered a lamb dish, and it was overcooked. The side dishes were OK, but my dessert was watery. All in all, a bad meal. But the owners were nice. Every time I have eaten in a YELP 5-star restaurant, food has been lousy. My point? YELP scams business owners. And I won't be going back.
    13 Aug 2012, 12:57 PM Reply Like
  • ehow614
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    YELP is a scam for business owners as well, they "filter" all the good reviews then call the business for a $300 per month campaign to get competitor ads off their listing as well as an account manager who will "help" them with filtered reviews.


    Every business has good and bad reviews. Our experience is that the bad reviews are from a) people that expect something for nothing and are ticked when they don't get it, b) dont read the FINE PRINT, c) some had difficulty in reaching us but other companies haven't done ANY deals we may be swamped but we get them done.
    13 Aug 2012, 04:11 PM Reply Like
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