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Why Yelp should Seriously Eat S*^&% and Die

Discussion in 'I'm Angry and Need to GRIPE!' started by Daniel J. Mondello, Feb 4, 2014.

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    Wrong or not, do you think Google will follow?

    They wouldn't put out a notice, they would simply stop showing the content. It would be August 2012 all over again.
     
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    Google reviews has been difficult for us in the past.
    We did a major campaign for 3 dealers, promoting reviews in their service drive.
    We ran it for a month and got around 120 reviews on Google for the most successful dealer.

    Fast forward 30 days (of not running this campaign) and Google deleted every single one of the reviews.
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    That is hysterical!! I personally don't trust reviews any longer myself. There are too many RepMan services across all industries. Friends of mine in software pay people over seas to flood their apps with great reviews on launch week. It's a shame, but as a result The Shed makes total sense.
     
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    Yelp indexes very well specially on mobile searches, but since many mobile users are using social media apps that can bring recommendations based on geo locations (Facebook already doing that) will this new offering (in a sense a network consolidation) affect relying location indexing dependent services (like Yelp) go out of fashion?
     
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