KHD Buzz – Yelp Gets a Big Assist, Ex Yelper Defends Company Against Fake Review Report, Google vs Ghosts and More

September 30, 2013 0 By Koehler Home Decor

Yelp Gets Real Legal Help in Their Crusade Against Fake Reviews

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In their fight to put an end to the thriving fake review business that has sprung up around their site Yelp found an ally in  New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. AG Schneiderman took quite drastic action against 19 companies who admitted to organizing the posting of fake reviews on Yelp, and the company themselves say that these legal actions are just the first of many. Read More

Former Yelper Defends His Old Bosses in Face of Damaging Report 

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In related Yelp news, even though they admitted that their time at Yelp was ‘the worst job I’ve ever had’ one former Yelp staffer took to Reddit to debunk some of the claims made in a controversial report that claims one in five restaurant reviews on the site is fake. Read More. 

Google Kills Off ‘Ghost Rank’, Appears to Have Penalized Member Sites 

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Although the search engines issue warning after warning about bad linking practices, there are still lots of webmasters keen to find a way to get ahead of the game without actually having to work very hard. Ghost Rank is a service that has been promising such things for the last several months and quickly became rather popular, despite a not so veiled Twitter warning from Google’s Webspam Head Matt Cutts a few weeks ago that he was onto the game. Now it appears that Cutts’ team has made their move and that could be very bad news for the sites that signed up to use the service. Read More

Another Day – Another Google Critter to be Released to Change Search Again

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We’ve had Panda, Penguin, and now here comes Google Hummingbird. But what is this latest escapee from the Google Zoo designed to do? And will it really be the biggest general update to the Google algorithm since Caffeine? Read More

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake Bring #Hashtag Conversations to Life 

If you are one of the many people who struggle to use hashtags in your social media posts, especially since they often seem to be rather stilted and silly, then this sketch from ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ is for you.

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