Google and Yelp Terms of Service and Content Guidelines “Cheat Sheet”

Controversy surrounds the topic, but the guidelines are clear if you bother to read them. The rules aren’t complicated:

Google does not allow you to have a kiosk or a review station in your business.

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And forbids writing a review on behalf of another person.

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Source: https://support.google.com/business/answer/2622994?hl=en

Yelp doesn’t want you to ask for reviews either.

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Source: http://www.yelp.com/guidelines
Source: https://biz.yelp.com/support/review_solicitation

Don’t post your Yelp reviews on your own website. Yelp doesn’t allow you to use their content. This language has been in place since 2011.

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Source: http://www.yelp.com/static?p=tos_archived

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