Posted Monday, March 22, 2010 in
Yelp, a popular review Web site that allows consumers to post reviews about businesses, has recently come under fire, according to The Detroit News.
The site is being sued by multiple small businesses that claim Yelp pressures businesses to advertise on the site in exchange for filtering out bad reviews. In the lawsuit, businesses claim that Yelp removes bad reviews if you advertise with them, but if you don't, the negative reviews magically reappear.
In a separate lawsuit, the plaintiff alleges that Yelp engaged in extortion. Nine other businesses have been added to that lawsuit this month. Yelp contends that businesses don't understand how the site works.
Read the full article at The Detroit News by clicking here.