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Fake Yelp Reviews

Unfortunately, Reviews on Yelp Cannot Be Relied Upon for Vetting Purposes

Mark Baer | Posted 11.27.2014 | Business
Mark Baer

I would be highly suspect in relying upon Yelp reviews in the future. I wish this were not true because it just makes it that much more difficult and confusing for customers to locate "real evidence" that is so essential to properly vet products and services.

12 Tips for Reading Yelp and TripAdvisor Reviews

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 07.29.2014 | Travel
Larissa and Michael Milne

"Meh": If this word is used, usually in the first sentence, stop reading and move on. The person is obviously trying to sound trendy and really has nothing to offer you.

We've Been Duped: The Fake Reviews that Caused You to Dine Here and Buy That

Alison Winter | Posted 11.26.2013 | Technology
Alison Winter

As the fakers become increasingly sophisticated in their deceptive tactics, regulators and review sites will need to continue to monitor reviews to help ensure their veracity.

Gerry Smith

Think Writing A Fake Yelp Review Is Easy? Think Again | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.25.2013 | Technology

It's not easy writing fake reviews. One company that posted bogus praise online for its clients told its writers to make their reviews seem authent...

The Incredible Way One State Busted Fake Yelp Reviewers

Reuters | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business

(Repeats story to add missing slug) By Chandni Doulatramani Sept 23 (Reuters) - Nineteen companies caught writing fake ...

Are Book and Hotel Reviews for Sale?

Paul LaRosa | Posted 10.24.2011 | Books
Paul LaRosa

With the publishing of this NY Times story, the whole review process has been thrown into doubt. What's real and what's not?