incrediBILL - 4:24 pm on Feb 25, 2010 (gmt 0)
Yelp has always smelled like a rat to me so this is no shocker.
I can't help but wonder if some of the bad reviews don't get posted by individuals working on the behest of either Yelp directly or individuals in the sales force to help force businesses into buying "protection".
No need because any customers having a bad experience or unscrupulous competitors are going to do the job for them.
Besides, I can't take someone else's bad review too seriously.
For instance, my sis-in-law hates pepper and one of my favorite steak houses uses a decent amount of pepper, so she would obviously write a bad review for what I consider a wonderful place.
That's what makes horse races.