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You really need to support local businesses
Andrew Lloyd Beaver PA asks himself if these "convience apps" are the reason his favorite local restaurant out of buisness.
Yelp replaces restaurant phone numbers with a special number that charges that business a marketing fee. If you find a good restaurant on Yelp, Google their phone number instead so they don't lose any money.
Uber Eats, DoorDash, Grubhub and other third-party delivery apps are charging punitive 20 to 30 percent commission rates for every order. This is done by raising the advertised costs and adding many other fees. Order directly from the restaurants website.
Is consumer convenience really worth destroying local businesses? No — and it’s small business owners, workers and customers paying the price.
Andrew Lloyd Beaver PA says his favorite restaurant’s owner was telling him good reviews disappear because of “randomized algorithms”. The new search system shows up to 15 sponsored results now. So when you search for “American food” the first 15 are the restaurants that paid for advertising. Organic results are simply non factor now with the ability to manipulate reviews.
Just stop using Yelp altogether. It's crap!