They really have no way of proving whether something is paid. They have a frustrating algorithm that cycles reviews, and filters out new users and inactive users. I will log on yelp at least once a month and review something, share, like, just to keep it active so my reviews stick.opiate82 said:So sounds like I should pay people to post obviously paid reviews on my competitors Yelp pages?
Here"s some red flags to avoid
- New users whose first few reviews include a business that has never been reviewed
- A review of your own business
- A significant amount of reviews at any given time
- Having substantially more reviews than competitors in the same category, I think this is for reviews under a certain review quantity threshold.
- Having inactive users suddenly log in and review a business with little reviews.
- Rating everything 5 stars
- Users who have not completed most of their profile, have friends, and only access a few functions of the site
- Businesses who have reviews and haven"t completed their profile
- Conflicting reviews from the same IP address (logging on friends accounts)