Is Google Intentionally Burying Yelp and TripAdvisor in Its Search Results? [Updated]
The years-long battle between Yelp and Google continues.
Citing a bug “caused by a recent code push,” Google claims Yelp and TripAdvisor links being buried in search results on smartphones is purely accidental, writes Re/code. Google says it’s working on a solution to the problem.
However, review site Yelp and online travel agent TripAdvisor aren’t buying the Silicon Valley giant’s plea of innocence. Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman told Re/code the “error” was actually a malicious attempt by Google to hurt a competitor: “Far from a glitch, this is a pattern of behavior by Google.” Stoppleman and his company have long…