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Billion Dollar Bully?

Yelp is getting some more negative attention, this time from Prost Productions and Director/Producer Kaylie Milliken. Her Kickstarter campaign describes Billion Dollar Bully as “a documentary on marketing giant Yelp’s $3.6 billion racket against small business owners.”  This isn’t the first time Yelp’s been under fire for business practices that some describe as bullying. Do subscribe …

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More Complaints About Yelp Advertising Practices

http://6abc.com/archive/9528445/ This isn’t the first we’ve heard about Yelp allegedly targeting small businesses – sadly, it’s not likely to be the last.  The BBB currently gives them A+ status – even with 1400+ complaints! So, the claim is that you’re penalized if you don’t advertise. But – what if you DO advertise? Here’s an example …

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Local marketing can be a challenge, especially if you’re entrenched in traditional thinking on the subject.  All too often, I’m approached by frustrated business owners that just aren’t getting results because they’re doing “what they’ve been told” – spending hundreds on “Yellow” or other flavors of directories, television, radio, newspaper ads, etc., etc. Not that …

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