Owning a Web site just isn’t enough for a small business owner to access the benefits offered by an internet presence. Yes, an effective website will bring new leads and sales, strengthen customer relationships, and even reduce wasteful spending (just to name a few of the many benefits) but the key word is effective. What […]
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Yelp to Small Businesses: Stop Manipulating Your Reviews!
Article by Pierre Zarokian. Yelp is turning up the heat on businesses it says are manipulating its “natural flow of reviews” on the site. It is vowing vengeance against two groups the company says are abusing its rules: reputation management organizations that promise to fix Yelp reviews, and the businesses that hire them. Not only […]
Ripoff Report Removed from Google for Several Hours, What Happened?
Written by Pierre Zarokian We stumbled across something quite amazing this morning: RipOffReport appeared to have been completely de-indexed by Google for several hours. We can confirm that at 11 AM pacific standard time, performing a search for “site:ripoffreport.com” or the Ripoff Report brand name returned no results. Although the site has since shown up […]