Yelp is at it again. They clearly don’t like bloggers, especially ones who refuse to participate in their Yelp programs, scamming small business’s out of thousands of dollars every year.

A recent email from Yelp, which I found in the trash, states I will have to change my profile pic before I can talk to customers. Apparently they require a “REAL” photo of me. Really Yelp? That photo is about as real as it gets!

By the way Yelp, the Yelp account is rarely used. All clients I work with have a dedicated website, Facebook page, twitter and Google+ accounts. That’s the work around to make Yelp irrelevant.

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But wait! That is clearly a photo of me… I’m not even wearing ┬ásunglasses in this one! Can’t wear those sunglasses folks, harder to do facial recognition on you. ;)

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This just seems to be Yelps latest tactic in the war against anyone who stands up against Yelp and their review services. I did email Yelp asking them to recheck this issue because the picture is clearly of me. To date I have gotten no response. Not that it matters because it is very, very rare that anyone contacts me over Yelp and I do not respond to reviewers anyway, most of them clearly being fake.

Who else is having these Yelp issues? Do they only contact you when they are looking for money?

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