Hayes Valley Thai Spot Makes Yet Another Extortion Claim Against Yelp


When you hear so many stories that sound very much the same regarding the Yelp ad sales team and the way they frame their pitches — namely, they’ve allegedly told multiple small businesses that their good reviews will bounce to the top or their bad reviews may get hidden if only they’ll pay to advertise on the site — it’s hard not to believe them. Now Bai Thong Thai (298 Gough Street) is going public with such a story, posting a notice on their door calling for a boycott of Yelp, saying, “We earn our good reviews. We will not pay bribes to Yelp to post them.” [LAT via Eater, Earlier, Earlier, Earlier still]