Built in the "Great Gatsby era," this remarkable Art Deco building was the tallest tower in San Francisco for almost 40 years. Today, 140 New Montgomery may be only 33rd in height, but it's still the talk of the town, from NPR's KQED Radio in San Francisco to The Atlantic in D.C.
Christopher Liles wanted to express himself, as many folks do, by posting a negative review on the Internet. It may cost him.
Restaurants get bad reviews, businesses get slammed for poor customer service, and some people have Internet skeletons which inconveniently appear in search engine results. What does one do if this happens? The spectrum of solutions runs wide from "let it ride" to engaging in black ops activities.
Bacon, sriracha, Yelp, cronuts -- we think we're all about ready to move on.
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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.
Yes, most of the material in your Lulu review is sand and salt, but there are probably a few grains of truth buried in there, too... truths that you've recognized. And knowing that other people recognize them too is a powerful thing.
The idea behind craigconnects is giving the voiceless a real voice, and the powerless real power. I see it as everyone doing some small, or big, part. One way to do this is by giving back via purchases and a few key initiatives.
Today there is a new business currency. It can't be found at the local bank, or purchased for any price. The new commodity is trust. And while I speak of trust as a commodity it can't be bough or sold. It has to be earned.
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.
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.
Awhile back, in my social media marketing class at UCLA, we had a discussion on the power of recommendation, influence, and user reviews. It's a very good topic -- the Yelp generation relies almost totally on what their peers say -- good and bad.
When your fans are contributing the only content related to your brand, and apparently getting paid for it, problems will ensue.
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.
With the summertime exodus from many neighborhoods, how can businesses stay competitive during the workweek and capture sales on the weekends? Here are five tips for local shop owners to combat the summer slowdown and drive sales.
Negative reviews from unhappy customers, peeved ex-employees or close competitors are a challenge for local businesses, legitimate or not.