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Tech Talk With Dan HarleyThe Inaugural Episode of Tech Talk with Dan Harley

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:

Yelp Reviews Brew a Fight Over Free Speech vs. Fairness

Many Businesses Say Anonymity of Comments Is Unfair, Sue to Unmask Users

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:

 

We’ve received many phone calls and emails relating to what is happening with Target and the credit card security breach. This incident is VERY serious and could affect one out of every four Americans. We’re posting this vlog to provide some sound information on what happened and what to do. Please feel free to share this with others, but please CONTACT YOUR BANK  DIRECTLY WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS regarding this incident.

 

Our Technology Tuesday show covered using Evernote to save pretty much everything you can possibly think that can be saved on a computer. We also side tracked and talked about WordPress issues and how to back up and copy a WordPress web site using XCloner. Here’s the show:

 Please leave comments on what you think.

If you feel like you’ve been screwed over by a bad web design or web development company, then you want to watch this episode of Technology Tuesday.

Our Technology Tuesday show on November 26th, 2013, Dale Perryman and I talked about dealing with bad web design companies. This topic was promoted by numerous inquiries regarding a web design/development company in Southern California’s High Desert/Victor Valley, which is local to us and technically competitors of PrimeConcepts.

The web design company in question had acquired many dozens and possibly hundreds of customers throughout Southern California. Unfortunately, they’ve practiced several immoral and even illegal business tactics, which is detrimental to their customers and to the rest of our industry. Dale and I talk about this in depth, how to identify if a business owner has been scammed by this or similar service providers, how to avoid these problems and how to determine the best path to take if someone has been victimized by these bad wen design companies.

See the video below and please leave a comment with your opinions. ~ Dan Harley, Jr.

If you’re a restaurant owner having issues with Yelp, then you’re going to like this…

I just read an interesting Reddit AMA about Andrew Zimmerman, one the very popular food connoisseurs who has traveled to over 100 countries eating and dining on an incredible variety of foods. If you don’t know what an AMA is, it stands for “Ask Me Anything.” It’s a means for members of Reddit to ask questions of people from different walks of life. Recently, AMA’s have become popular for celebrities to promote their shows, movies, books, etc.

Andrew Zimmerman’s AMA was particularly interesting to me because 1) I like to eat, 2) He kicked Yelp in the balls regarding it’s credibility. Here’s an excerpt of a question he answered:

[–]hammerific 
Me and my girlfriend are HUGE fans, you’re basically our personal hero. Keep being awesome! Do you trust Yelp reviews when you go somewhere to eat? What kind of easy to make meal would you suggest a broke college student to make? I’m all ears.

[–]andrewzimmern[S
Never. Yelp to me is worthless. If I am going to eat in Cleveland, I will throw out a question on Facebook and Twitter, and trust the responses from the culinarians who live and work in those cities.

Here’s a link to the original Reddit content: [ click here ]

It gets better!!!

Just a few days earlier, Jerry Stoppelman who is  the co-founder and CEO of Yelp did an AMA and it wasn’t pretty. Scores of posts from very upset business owners berated Yelp. Just as many valid questions concerning Yelp’s rating system and other issues were left unanswered. Many Reddit members consider Stoppelman’s AMA one of the worst.

Here’s a link to it: [ click here ]

What are your thoughts about Yelp? Post them here and let’s talk about it.

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