Welcome to your “Yelp Therapy” session
Yelp.com represents a serious risk do any business listed, if those businesses are not willing to pay the exorbitant advertising fees demanded by the salespeople. Yelp has been accused of extortion on numerous occasions, and there have been recent court cases about these allegations. Unfortunately, Judge Edward M. Chen disagreed and ruled that it was simply “hard bargaining”.
You have three main choices in combating Yelp defamation and false reviews:
- File a defamation lawsuit, one of our founders is a licensed private investigator who specializes in tracking down anonymous antagonists. He can help your attorneys with very specialized litigation support. About Investigator Michael Roberts | Michael’s case studies
- Pay into Yelp’s alleged extortion/shakedown scheme the next time one of the salespeople calls you asking you to pay for advertising. If you do succumb to this scheme, make sure you get it in writing that they will display all of the positive reviews that they are deliberately hiding, probably until you pay the shakedown fees.
- Implement the do-it-yourself online imitation management techniques that our team has published here and here
- Pay professional online reputation management consultancies to manage your problem for you, if you can justify the financial expenditure to mitigate these problems, we would ask that you call Page1.me first, this free website receives most of its contributions from the page1.me team