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Pay it Forward: Ban Yelp from Google and all Search Engines until they stop filtering legitimate positive reviews and stop allowing false reviews to appear on business listings.

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Pay it Forward: Ban Yelp from Google and all Search Engines until they stop filtering legitimate positive reviews and stop allowing false reviews to appear on business listings.

To be delivered to Larry Page, Google CEO, Marissa Mayer, Yahoo! CEO, Robin Li, Baidu CEO, Satya Nadella, Bing CEO, Arkady Volozh, Yandex CEO and 6 other targets (click here to see more)

Petition Statement

Pay it Forward: Ban Yelp from Search Engines until they stop their harmful practices. Yelp is destroying small businesses. They have gamed the search engine companies and our system of free enterprise. They have a clear conflict of interest, and this harms everyone. Help small businesses succeed, and you will help all economies prosper. This will help everyone! Thank you!
There are currently 1,183 signatures. NEW goal - We need 2,000 signatures!

Petition Background

I have no problem at all with legitimate reviews of a business, but Yelp is not interested in the truth. They are predatory with a clear conflict of interest.

My business, income, and my reputation have been damaged by the strong arm tactics of Yelp, as I have refused to pay them to 'fix' my problem of a one star rating, which they caused in order to profit from me paying them to 'fix' it, while 'filtering' my legitimate five star reviews.

I have a defamatory false negative one star review posted on my business Yelp listing, while all of the legitimate five star reviews from my clients are 'filtered' by Yelp.

I am not the only business and person affected by Yelp. Small business owners, employees, and the public are harmed everywhere by Yelp. See the articles, websites, and the class action lawsuits by business owners against Yelp.

'Guest: What is Yelp? An impartial review site or an aggressive ad company?'

"Yelp’s supposedly impartial posting of consumer reviews of small businesses, when combined with its aggressive efforts to sell marketing assistance to those same businesses, poses an irreconcilable conflict of interest."
http://seattletimes.com/html/opinion/2022688527_terrythomasopedyelp17xml.html


Join the Facebook group, 'Businesses Against Yelp'.
https://www.facebook.com/BusinessesAgainstYelp

Join the Facebook Group, 'Yelp Extortion'.
https://www.facebook.com/YelpExtortion


'Yelp Filtered Reviews Blues: Businesses Hate The Mysterious Algorithm, But Is There Any Way To Crack It?'
http://www.ibtimes.com/yelp-filtered-reviews-blues-businesses-hate-mysterious-algorithm-there-any-way-crack-it-1543366

See this MoveOn petition too:
'Apple: Please help Millions of Small Businesses'
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/apple-please-help-millions

See this petition on Change.org
'Pay it Forward: Ban Yelp from Search Engines until they stop their harmful practices. Yelp is destroying small businesses. Help small businesses succeed, and you will help all economies prosper. '
http://www.change.org/petitions/larry-page-ceo-pay-it-forward-ban-yelp-from-search-engines-until-they-stop-their-harmful-practices-yelp-is-destroying-small-businesses-help-small-businesses-succeed-and-you-will-help-all-economies-prosper

See this website: 'National Association of Small Business Owners'
http://nationalassociationofsmallbusinessowners.org/

Check out this article on Forbes.com: 'Think Yelp is Unbiased? Think Again!!'
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimhandy/2012/08/16/think-yelp-is-unbiased-think-again/

Read these: '5991 reviews for Yelp that are not currently recommended
Note: The reviews below are not factored into the business's overall star rating.'
http://www.yelp.com/not_recommended_reviews/4kMBvIEWPxWkWKFN__8SxQ

Do your own research.

Please help and sign our petition to help people everywhere. Please help and spread the word to make the world a better place for all.

Thank You! Mahalo nui loa

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