This is the inaugural episode of the pod cast: Tech Talk with Dan Harley
Dan will bring the successful pod cast format from his BlogTalkRadio show into a formal pod cast format. This pod cast channel will focus on utilizing today’s technology to help businesses become more successful. Future topics will include building a business web site for free, free & almost free ways to advertise online, better utilization of office technology and much more.
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Many of my clients and friends ask me about Yelp, and I’m trying to provide as much information as possible about this.
Here’s an excerpt of a rather unflattering article about Yelp:
A closely watched Internet free-speech case is headed to the Virginia Supreme Court this month, with many businesses that live and die by online reviews rooting for the owner of a small, suburban carpet cleaner.
In early 2012, Joe Hadeed, owner of Hadeed Carpet Cleaning Inc., arrived at his office atop a 70,000-square-foot warehouse in Springfield, Va., to discover a critique posted on Yelp.com: “Lots of hype, a mediocre cleaning and a hassle at the end. Don’t go with Joe!” wrote a “Mike M.” A few days later, another review, by “M.P.” popped up: “I will never use them again and advise others to proceed with caution!” it said.
Over the next several weeks, a string of similarly harsh reviews replaced more-favorable comments “as if someone had flipped a switch,” said the 47-year-old Mr. Hadeed, in an interview last month at his offices, where trucks drop off carpets to be washed, rinsed and dried.
Following the rash of negative Yelp reviews, business sank 30% in 2012, Mr. Hadeed says. Last year, Hadeed cleaned just 20,000 carpets, down from 29,000 in 2011. Revenue fell to $9.5 million from $12 million in 2011. Mr. Hadeed said the business has let 80 workers go and sold six trucks, reducing its fleet to 54.
Here’s the rest of the article.. [ click here ]
This is one of numerous articles with similar suggestions that Yelp’s review system is unfair and very possibly rigged.
What’s your opinion?
This week’s Technology Tuesday (February 25, 2014) comes after a hiatus of a few weeks as both Dan and Dale had personal issues to content with.
We pick up with Dale’s progress on going paperless by using Evernote. We talk to a guest about his issues with a business in the oil production industry and how they’re trying to integrate technology to streamline their operation. We wrap up with discussions about how Dale will try to capitalize on his branded domains and how to monetize them.
Here’s the video:
In this week’s Technology Tuesday Hangout, we talk about LogMeIn dumping their free service and how it will affect It consultants and frequent travelers. We talk about alternatives to LogMeIn as well. Dale Perryman continues his discussion about taking his life paperless by using Evernote. Here’s the show:
On this Technology Tuesday show, we talked about the details of online learning and how it will shape education in the future. Our guest, Todd Wieland, brought some depth and in his knowledge of online education. A very interesting conversation. Here’s the video: