posted on Nov, 13 2013 @ 11:29 AM
Personally I HATE sites like Yelp and Ripoff report. Any jerk with a beef can go online and damage someones business. They can do so whether or not
they are right or wrong, whether or not they make up lies or not is immaterial to those sites.
Great example, My business had five stars on Yelp for years. I sold some Groupons (oops) that had a weight limit attached. People showed up 30, 40
and fifty pounds over the weight limits and got mad at us for not honoring the coupon anyway. We are now 3.5 stars despite dozens of five stars
reviews. EVERY single negative review came from a coupon user...... We even had people threaten us with bad reviews online if we did not make an
exception to the limits of the coupon.
Another buddy in my industry, same thing went from five to one star....
Screw these sites. Yelp is the worst because for $300.00 a month you can advertise with Yelp and get a "personal" account manager. This personal
account manager has the ability to make you look quite good if you advertise with them. To boot it all they put most of the five star reviews on the
"filtered results" in an attempt to get you to advertise. I spoke at length with Yelp. Nothing more than internet blackmail. I won't be blackmailed
so I have to live with lower ratings. Somehow this "blackmail" is legal. Personally I hope the owners of Yelp get slowly crushed under a falling
bridge somewhere. After all they are crushing others so it would be fitting.
Hmmm..... Maybe I should start putting a fine for a negative review into my booking conditions............
edit on 13-11-2013 by Mamatus
because: Gwammer and speeeeling
edit on 13-11-2013 by Mamatus because: (no reason given)