The other thing about Yelp is you don't know who is posting on there. If you Google a certain restaurant's reviews, there should be a few different sites that have them & a few different people reviewing. It doesn't help when you figure out one poster who never has anything negative to say is the owner's brother. That is when I stopped reading Yelp reviews.
True, however the same thing holds true for Roadfood
too. As I previously indicated there are select few Roadfood
members whose advise I will take in a heartbeat, however a random poster (and I don't mean a fly by night poster, I'm referring to regular posters)will either tout a restaurant or two on the forum or even do a restaurant review and after visiting the experience is either ordinary or unfortunately downright disappointing.
, reviews in numbers are much more accurate. It's clearly obvious that an owner's brother is favorably reviewing a restaurant when his review is surrounded by a sea of bad or mediocre reviews and
when the owner's brother ironically had just joined yelp to post one review- and then drops off the face of the earth.
post edited by wanderingjew - 2010/12/26 13:53:50