Yelp Now Has Court Permission to Change Business Ratings for Money. Don't Forget It. To me, I couldn't give less of a shit. I mean really, I can't say that I've ever looked up a review online before trying out a restaurant or some service. Apparently, though, some people do. FOCUS: Do you use Yelp or other online reviews to sway your decisions? If so, why? Ever been the target of the Yelp Extortion? ALT-FOCUS: What's your thought on online reviews? Which ones do you trust? Which ones don't you trust?