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Love your city? Want free stuff? Here’s how to become a Google City Expert

The Google City Experts program is one of the best features on Google+: Who doesn't want free food and drink just to talk about their city? Here's how you can take advantage of it in a few easy steps.
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Google City Experts is awesome now – but will it suffer the same fate as Yelp Elites?

Is being a Google City Expert as fancy as being Yelp Elite? The search giant is looking to build up the ever important reviews and insight content in Google Local by following Yelp's playbook.
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New York State busts 19 companies for creating fake online reviews

Looking to curtail the creation of fake online reviews for New York businesses, the NY Attorney General's office used a year-long sting to shed light on the shady practices of online marketing companies.
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Google launches City Expert program to compete with Yelp

Looking for a way to attract higher quality reviews to the Google+ Local and Google Maps platforms, Google is searching for city experts to create authoritative reviews for businesses in major cities.
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Miss Netiquette’s guide to putting reviews online

Social media can be a tricky thing to navigate and no one has written the rules on codes of conduct. We're here to help you with best practices for sites Web-wide, and this includes the dos and don'ts of being an online reviewer.
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Miss Netiquette’s guide to using location and check-in apps without harassing your friends

Social media can be a tricky thing to navigate and no one has written the rules on codes of conduct. We're here to help you with best practices for sites Web-wide, and this includes the dos and don'ts of check-ins and location apps.
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Want to avoid hipsters, frat boys or yuppies? Yelp can help

Definitely ideal for anyone that's just moved to a big city, Yelp Wordmap can help users find businesses and venues that are frequented by hipsters, yuppies, frat boys or tourists.
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Yelp sues business selling fake reviews

Yelp is sick and tired of sites like BuyYelpReview that offer to write fake testimonials to increase a business's popularity on the recommendations platform.
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If you can’t spare $25 for a fake Yelp review, there’s plenty available for $5

Yet another Craigslist ad looking for fake Yelp review writers has been found - but when you dig even a tiny bit deeper, you can find steals on fake reviews all across the Web.
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No reservations: How a restaurant took social media’s power back into its hands

Restauranteurs are tired of customers running to Yelp and Foursquare to complain, ruining their Web reps. Instead, they're starting to use social media for more than gratuitous self-promotion.
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OpenTable gets in on social discovery with ‘Places I’ve Eaten’ Facebook app

OpenTable is venturing into restaurant discovery using social signals, with the launch of its Facbeook app "Places I've Eaten." Curiously, the app is Facebook only, even though Opentable recently acquired Foodspotting to build out its…
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Extortion or honesty? ReviewerCard is a gut check for the online review ecosystem

A new product called ReviewerCard lets you use your online clout to get better treatment by businesses. is the gut reaction to call this unfair or justified?