Planet13 - 6:02 am on Mar 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
It doesn't matter if you like Yelp or not, that's not the point.
Yup. The point is that yelp could block googlebot if they wanted to. In fact, they could make their reviews only available to people with a subscription (a la consumer reports) if they wanted to.
(Out of curiosity, would anybody pay anything to read a yelp review? I thought not...)
The thing is, as far as know, google isn't doing anything illegal. If yelp doesn't like it, then the brain trust at yelp should build a better search engine than google.