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9 Easy Ways to Boost Revenue Using Yelp

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

Every small business has heard of the power of Yelp. It continues to be one of the major online customer review sites. What does its influence really translate into in terms of dollars and cents? If Yelp is so important, what can you do to get your money's worth out of it?

Why Businesses Can't Live Without Social Media and a Thing Called SEO: An Interview with an Online Marketing Expert

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 09.17.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

If your head starts spinning whenever tech-savvy people start riffing about things like SEO, SMM, SEM, CPC, CTR, and so on, you're probably not alone. To make heads or tails of social media, I recently caught up with Ross Taylor, owner of Alameda Internet Marketing, a Bay Area SEO company that specializes in helping small- and medium-sized businesses get found online.

Customer Service or Lip Service?

Ira Kalb | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Remember the "old days" when you could buy a product and count on competent service after purchase? Doesn't it seem that those days are long gone? Instead of customer service, most customers get lip service

Watch Top Chef Michael Voltaggio Read One-Star Yelp Reviews

Foodbeast | Posted 06.03.2015 | Taste

Chef Michael Voltaggio is known for a lot of things.

Welp... People Disappointed In: Hooters Edition

The Infatuation | Posted 01.12.2015 | Taste
The Infatuation

These restaurant reviewers are way more detestable than Hooters.

Meet The Owner Of Yelp's Worst-Rated Restaurant

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.02.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Most restaurant owners want the best-possible rating on Yelp, but Davide Cerretini is very happy to report that, based on more than 1,200 reviews, his...

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.

A San Francisco Restaurant Has Come Forward To Wage War On Yelp | Posted 09.22.2014 | Comedy

I personally like Yelp. Over the past few years, the only poor dining experiences I’ve had were a result of not consulting with the user-generated r...

The 20 Types Of Yelp Reviewers

Thrillist | Posted 11.03.2014 | Taste

These 20 types of reviewers are ones you'll definitely recognize.

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.

Yelp Is About To Get Even More Annoying

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 05.22.2014 | Taste

Food photos just graduated to video, and we're not excited.

How Much Freedom of Speech is Too Much?

William D. Cohan | Posted 07.19.2014 | Technology
William D. Cohan

We're are at a crucial moment where the ability of technology to permit instant, unvetted and unfiltered commentary is running head-first into the justified concerns of those whose reputations can be torn asunder unfairly by it. It's a conundrum for sure and one that needs some serious sorting out.

Read Before You Rant: Online Reviews and Defamation Suits

Gary L. Bostwick | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Gary L. Bostwick

Christopher Liles wanted to express himself, as many folks do, by posting a negative review on the Internet. It may cost him.

Behold: The Most Well-Rounded Restaurant Bucket List Ever

Posted 03.05.2014 | Taste

People have bucket lists for different things: travel, activities, movies, etc, but here, we keep a bucket list for where to eat. Thankfully,

Christina Wilkie

Yelp Ready To Push Congress On Libel Laws | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The review site Yelp plans to lobby Congress for patent reform and protections against abusive lawsuits for online reviewers, according ...

Yelp -- Is It Hurting Small Business?

Anne Phillips | Posted 02.15.2014 | Business
Anne Phillips

Big businesses are less likely to have to rely on Yelp reviews as people know who they are -- but small businesses may live and die by Yelp reviews.

Hilarious: Texas Woman Horrified After Accidentally Staying In Gay Hotel

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.16.2013 | Gay Voices

Yelp reviewer Elise K. got a bit more than she bargained for when she checked into THE OUT NYC hotel in New York's Hell's Kitchen (apparently she miss...

Insufferable Yelp Reviewers Sue Company, Call It A 'Slave Ship'

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.31.2013 | Small Business

A group of irate reviewers have sued Yelp, claiming that they are unpaid writers who are vital to the company’s existence. The plaintiffs filed ...

5 Ways to Combat Negative Reviews on Yelp

Brandon Suyeoka | Posted 12.07.2013 | Hawaii
Brandon Suyeoka

Unless something drastic happens, Yelp is here for the long haul and it's up to businesses to embrace it and make the most of it.

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 ...

Bad Yelp Reviews: Hilarious One-Star Ratings For Three-Star Restaurants

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.21.2013 | Taste

Proof that Yelp users don't always provide the most accurate commentary.

Yelp: Why Joining ALEC Matters

Diane Russell | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Diane Russell

Tech companies such as Yelp are now partnering with ALEC. Let's set aside the intelligence of climbing on board the Titanic after even the rats have left, and analyze their rationale for a moment.

John Celock

ALEC Targeted On Yelp | John Celock | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

Yelp isn't just for reviewing your favorite restaurant anymore. A Democratic state lawmaker in Maine has organized people to review the American Legis...

WATCH: Are Yelp 'Stars' Hurting The Restaurant Business?

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.17.2013 | Green

As food prices rise and environmental and workers' rights issues become increasingly important to consumers, Corby Kummer thinks it's necessary to ask...

How To Make Your Yelp Review Not Suck

Hanna Raskin | Posted 09.14.2013 | Taste
Hanna Raskin

There's nothing inherently wrong with a forum in which non-professional diners can swap restaurant recommendations. But most online sites are jammed with reviews ranging from laughable to libelous. Here are five fundamentals every reviewer should know.