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How to Remove a Bad Yelp Review

Carl Spackler

You can't.

At least, not easily. There are only 2 ways to remove or change a review:

  • convince the original writer to remove or change it
  • have it flagged as against Yelp's terms of service

That's it. There is no magic reputation management service, no number you can call, no secret midnight rendezvous to pass a grocery bag full of cash to a hidden face in a trench coat. You have little power to remove or change these reviews. That's just the way it is, sadly.

However, you can mitigate the impact of reviews in search engines. So when someone searches out your business on Google, Bing, or your favorite search engine, they are less likely to see that Yelp rating right on top. That's what most reputation management companies do, and it doesn't come cheap. Many businesses are spending thousands. The benefit is inconclusive.

Here's a thorough article on Squidoo that explains your total options:

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