Why Fake Yelp Reviews Don’t Pay

SEO Companies Get Stung by Fake Yelp Reviews

If a Search Engine Optimization company approaches you about writing fake Yelp reviews for your business, please say, “No, thanks.”

Why?

It’s illegal.

Nineteen SEO companies were recently caught in a sting operation conducted by the New York attorney general. They will have to pay $350,000 in penalties for posting fake reviews on sites like Yelp, Google Local and CitySearch. 

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Is Facebook’s new Graph Search Engine a danger to Google, LinkedIn, Yelp & Foursquare?

Is Facebook’s new Graph Search Engine a danger to Google, LinkedIn, Yelp & Foursquare, as according to these arguments?

Answer by Robert Scoble:

It is a threat, but only in the long-term if the others don’t react quickly.

I’ve used the new search engine quite a bit. Yes, it is disruptive to many of those competitors.

Just so you know where I’m coming from, I study how others use Facebook and have built several lists, including these:

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