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  • Yelp Management Discusses Q3 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    Yeah, Stoppelman, maybe someday you'll post honest reviews instead of burying good reviews if someone doesn't pay you off.
    Nov 2, 2012. 12:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yelp (YELP -6.4%) has had a roller-coaster ride over the last two days. Shares took off yesterday following the Qype acquisition and Facebook's Q3 numbers, but are doing the opposite today. Patent troll Blue Calypso announced it's suing Yelp today, but Yelp is just one of many targets. Possible reasons for volatility: short interest is heavy, a handful of insiders (eligible to sell) own the bulk of outstanding shares, and Q3 results arrive on Nov. 1. [View news story]
    YELP offers nothing of value.There are better restaurants reviewers on line, with reviews that aren't paid for. Stoppelman is the ultimate con man. He sells the "empty box."
    Oct 25, 2012. 03:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Yelp - A Profitable Third Quarter Will Not Be Enough [View article]
    I'm glad it's becoming more obvious that YELP's paid reviews are mostly fake. Restaurant reviews from competitors (Google, Amazon etc.) are bound to be received as honest and unbiased. The FTC is watching YELP; any misstep will finish them.
    Oct 22, 2012. 07:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yelp's Real Problem Is Google [View article]
    YELP's reviews are phony. At least I trust Google.
    Oct 19, 2012. 01:13 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "We caught someone red-handed trying to buy reviews for this business." That line will now appear on the Yelp (YELP -2.9%) pages of businesses caught trying to buy favorable reviews. Yelp isn't a stranger to concerns about its reviews being influenced by questionable business practices: the company has been accused in the past of removing positive reviews for merchants who refused to buy Yelp ads, and/or demanding ad purchases to remove/modify negative reviews. [View news story]
    YELP is totally dishonest. I recently visited a 5-star Middle Eastern restaurant. It had glowing reviews from months back. All 5-star. It was a small, cafeteria type hole-in-the-wall restaurant with average food. I spoke to the owner, and he told me he's been in business only two weeks!! I've been approached by YELP salesmen promising to bury negative reviews if I bought ads. I turned them down. As it is now, many of us business owners don't want anything to do with YELP, because it's a scam and totally dishonest.
    Oct 18, 2012. 02:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yelp CEO Sells, You Should Too [View article]
    I've learned to avoid YELP restaurants. Food is usually bad at 5-star restaurants. If you have good food, you don't need YELP. People will be lined up around the block.
    Oct 4, 2012. 01:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Just Leave Yelp Stock Alone [View article]
    YELP is the ultimate con. People think they getting honest reviews but business owners have told me you have to pay to get 5-star reviews. I tried two restaurants with 5-star YELP reviews and in both cases, food was lousy. Whenever I see a YELP sponsored business I avoid it.
    YELP deletes or buries positive reviews if you don't buy their ads. It's a con game. I would touch this stock either way.
    Oct 4, 2012. 01:29 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • As is often the case, Zynga (ZNGA -7.6%) is falling in sympathy with Facebook. Shares are once more flirting with the $3 level. Some other recent consumer Internet IPOs also aren't faring well. GRPN -3.4%. YELP -4.7%. ANGI -2.6%. Neither, for that matter, is Chinese social networking site Renren (RENN -4.3%). [View news story]
    YELP and FB are two jokes. YELP is the worst, because investors don't bother to check out reviews about YELP by small business owners who have been extorted into buying ads. YELP doesn't get customers in touch with great restaurants (as some analysts claim); just the opposite. I steer away from any YELP sponsored business, as it's usually a disappointment.
    Sep 24, 2012. 01:27 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My First Short Position For Monday Morning [View article]
    Check YELP's business model in reality. It's full of holes.
    Sep 23, 2012. 04:42 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Follow The Momentum [View article]
    Buying puts in YELP is risky because you don't know what's really going on. YELP's business model is suspicious at best, and YELP's stock performance is unpredictable. Nothing is as it seems.
    Sep 20, 2012. 11:04 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Top 7 Insider Sells Filed On September 14 [View article]
    You guys don't know much about how YELP operates. Talk to local merchants and see how they've been scammed. Reviews on YELP are bogus. I've tried YELP's 4-star restaurants and all of them were lousy.
    Sep 19, 2012. 02:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yelp CEO Sells, You Should Too [View article]
    YELP is based on scamming customers. Any merchant can attest to this. Traders don't know much about how YELP operates, but eventually they'll take a beating. Most traders lose money.
    Sep 19, 2012. 02:23 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Yelp Is Not Like Facebook [View article]
    Maybe YELP insiders know YELP is up for sale.
    Aug 30, 2012. 02:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Rally Creates Better Risk/Reward For Playing Persistently Large Options Skew [View article]
    I bet the shorts took a bath, getting stopped out. It's a suckers' game.
    Aug 30, 2012. 12:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Today's Market News To Trade On: 5 Stocks Moving On News [View article]
    It appears YELP shareholders were smarter than the clueless shorts.
    Aug 30, 2012. 12:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment