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2012-10-18 07:23:31

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), the company that connects people with great local businesses, announced today that it will be taking additional steps to protect consumers from biased reviews. The company will place a consumer alert message on a business's profile page when it determines that there have been significant efforts to purchase fake reviews to mislead consumers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050511/SFW134LOGO) "Yelp has...

2012-10-09 07:23:21

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As online review sites gain in power and influence, the number of fraudulent reviews also increases. A recent Ad Age article highlights the efforts that sites like TripAdvisor and Yelp.com are making to weed out fake reviews, but, as the article notes, it is an "inexact science," and false reviews will always slip through the cracks. This ever-increasing rate of misleading reviews stands to hurt the consumers who place so much trust in these review...

2012-10-07 23:00:12

Local Business Review Site 5Star Control takes on the topic of Yelp´s expansion into the sixth biggest market in the European Union, Poland. (PRWEB) October 07, 2012 5StarControl has issued an announcement about Yelp launching its online review service in Poland. Local Business Review Site 5StarControl wrote that consumers are going to be entranced by Yelp launching its new Polish website, which currently focuses on the major cities of Krakow and Warsaw. This expansion into other...

2012-09-25 23:01:13

Website will provide public with social media generated consumer reviews Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 25, 2012 Review Signal, a free review site based on what consumers share on social media, today celebrates its official launch. Initially, Review Signal will offer web hosting reviews, but the review site plans to quickly expand to cover additional online services, products, and eventually, entertainment. “Web hosting is a natural starting point for Review Signal.” says...

2012-09-18 02:23:42

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Many consumers look to online review sites as invaluable resources for information about different products, services, and brands. While it is true that review sites can often be useful in helping consumers make better-informed purchasing decisions, there is mounting evidence to suggest that these review sites cannot always be taken seriously. In recent months, fake online reviews, paid for by companies, have become more and more...

2012-09-11 02:32:37

NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the advent of the smart phone, as well as the continued rise of sites like Yelp.com, TripAdvisor, and Angie's List, online reviews seem to grow increasingly prevalent all the time. Spending any length of time conducting Google searches reveals just how central these sites are to the online landscape. A new consumer poll, conducted by Street Fighter Magazine, reveals that online review sites are not only prevalent, but also deeply...

2012-09-07 23:03:56

Local Business Review Site 5StarControl takes a stand on allegations that online review site deleted positive reviews of a Connecticut restaurant because they refused to buy Yelp advertising. (PRWEB) September 06, 2012 Local Business Review Site 5StarControl has concerns over a new claim by a restaurant in Shelton, Connecticut that Yelp is attempting to coerce them into buying advertising by deleting positive reviews. 5StarContol wrote that local businesses may become perturbed by the...

2012-09-03 23:00:51

Local Business Review Site 5StarControl proclaims their opinion of online reviews that provide a learning experience for small businesses. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 03, 2012 5 Star Control applauds Noblesville's dentist, Dr. Chad Bailey, for using online tools to improve his business. Reputation Management site 5StarControl issued a statement that businesses are going to blossom as they learn from reviews. As Dr. Bailey found out, online reviews can provide more then feedback. They...

2012-08-30 23:03:24

5StarControl shines a light on why proper SEO can protect your bottom line. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 29, 2012 5StarControl has decided to disclose secrets on ways to protect a company´s brand. Reputation Management site 5Star Control pronounced that businesses may suffer unless they realize that their reputation is a company´s most valuable asset. A company´s brand or reputation can hold the key ultimately to their success or failure. Word of mouth advertising can build a...

2012-08-29 23:04:08

Reputation Management Site Five Star Control takes on the topic that online rave and faves may be fake. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) August 28, 2012 Local Business Review Site 5StarControl takes on the idea that businesses cannot trust online reviews and releases their recommendations to assist consumers when using online reviews to make decisions. 5StarControl pronounces that consumers may be restrained by double-checking their reviews, and that there are still good online review sources out...