Hacker News new | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit login

Not just cultural differences.

I've always hated Yelp and found it useless until I went on holiday to US. In Australia, there's just so few places on it its kinda boring.




I'm still not a big fan of Yelp (you can buy a good rating), but it's the only popular review app that I know of.


How can you buy a good Yelp rating?


There are reports that Yelp ad sales people claim if you buy advertising with them they can make bad reviews go away [1]. Of course, it's possible the sales people are just claiming that to make the sale and don't actually deliver on it.

There are also people on ebay [2] offering five star reviews for around $15.

[1] http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/yelp-and-the-business-... [2] http://www.ebay.com/sch/Web-Computer-Services-/47104/i.html?...




Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: