Actually this is not accurate I’m sorry to say. It would be idea but all Yelp wants is for you to pay a monthly. (My local Chinese restaurant pays $600 a month and my accountant says she does taxes for 2 clients that pay out the same to not have reviews visible.
I wrote a well deserved bad review for a printing company that really dropped the ball in every stage of my order and then they sent me biz cards wrong.
The owner was so angry he went online to leave me a horrible review for a business I hadn’t had for 3 years but my name is attached to my business name so he left lies on both Yelp as well as BBB. I supplied yelp with documentation that the company no longer existed, that my bruises was international and I had never had a US clients. This person in Chicago had never been a client and that the little info Yelp put up of my business was incorrect.
Their legal department responded after much back and fourth with “we are not in the business of verifying facts”
We suggest you claim the page and respond directly”
YELP WANTS YOU TO CLAIM A PAGE IN HOPES YOU WILL GET BAD REVIEWS.
We should worry more about getting Yelp closed down then a personal review of our own.
This documentary is a must see for anyone in business, here is the trailer:
Billion Dollar Bully - trailer