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Yelp hides bad reviews

Written by on 19th June 2014 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments

I’ve noticed that Yelp has been showing a line at the top of reviews claiming that they don’t delete bad reviews.  They claim that if a business owner pays them for an account they can’t delete negative reviews, and give links to google and other researchers that back up their claim.

From my personal experience, I can say that I know that they do in fact delete/remove bad reviews.  I left a bad review for a Limo company and for a CPA, and now both are gone!  I only noticed it because the CPA called me and politely asked if I would remove my bad review, as he didn’t feel it was justified.  I told him I would think about it and reconsider, and went back to Yelp to see what it was I had posted.  The bad review I left was gone!  I then checked the limo business only to find out that bad review was also gone!

I then logged into the account, and my bad reviews are still there!  Somehow, my reviews aren’t showing up when you visit the page.  Which makes me wonder why I should ever trust them again…

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