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Sitejabber

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Sitejabber
Sitejabber logo.png
Privately held
ISIN🆔
IndustryBusiness ratings and online reviews
Founded 📆2008
Founders 👔
  • Michael Lai
  • Jeremy Gin
  • Rodney Gin
Headquarters 🏙️San Mateo, California
Area served 🗺️
Products 📟 Consumer-facing review website
Members
Number of employees
🌐 Websitewww.sitejabber.com
📇 Address
📞 telephone

Sitejabber is a web-based platform for consumers to find trustworthy online businesses and avoid scams.[1] Sitejabber was founded in 2008 in San Francisco, California and has been described as "the Yelp for websites and online businesses".[2] Consumers create Sitejabber accounts to rate and review online businesses using an overall star-rating as well as criteria such as service, value, shipping, returns and quality.[3] Sitejabber also publishes a blog that contains scam alerts and consumer tips based on Sitejabber reviews.[4] The Sitejabber service has received recognition by PC Magazine and CNN.[5][6]

History[edit]

According to the Sitejabber blog, the service was started in 2008 by Jeremy Gin, Rodney Gin and Michael Lai in an effort to reduce online fraud and improve online transparency.[7]

Funding[edit]

Sitejabber was developed with a grant from the National Science Foundation as well as with funding from private investors including 500 Startups.[8][9]

Press Coverage[edit]

  • Wall Street Journal/MarketWatch, 3 pet medication scams — and what you can do about them[10]
  • Wall Street Journal/MarketWatch, Booking travel online? Beware of these 4 scams[11]
  • MSN Money, Hey, senior Internet surfers: Sharks are circling[12]
  • The Atlantic, The Top E-Commerce Fears[13]
  • The Chicago Tribune, Beware of work-at-home scams[14]
  • Sitejabber, HON Announce Partnership to Help Consumers Find Quality Health Websites[15]

References[edit]

  1. "About Us - Sitejabber".
  2. Jennifer Van Grove (21 July 2009). "Sitejabber: A Power to the People Tool for Reviewing Online Businesses". Mashable. Mashable, Inc. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  3. "Review an Online Business".
  4. "Sitejabber Consumer Tips & Online Scam Alerts".
  5. Brian Heater (16 August 2010). "The Top 100 Web Sites of 2010". PC Magazine. Ziff Davis, LLC. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  6. Money Magazine staff (11 April 2011). "100 best money moves". CNN Money. Time Warner, Inc. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  7. "The Founding of Sitejabber - Sitejabber Consumer Tips".
  8. "NSF Award Search: Award#1127567 - SBIR Phase II: Software to Automate the Detection of Websites that are Fraudulent or Otherwise Harmful to Consumers".
  9. "SiteJabber".
  10. Catey Hill (30 July 2014). "3 pet medication scams — and what you can do about them". MarketWatch. Dow Jones & Co. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  11. Catey Hill (15 May 2014). "Booking travel online? Beware of these 4 scams". MarketWatch. Dow Jones & Co. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  12. Mitch Lipka (7 July 2013). "Hey, senior Internet surfers: Sharks are circling". MSN Money. Microsoft, Inc. Archived from the original on 7 September 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  13. Chris Good (28 September 2010). "The Top E-Commerce Fears". The Atlantic. Atlantic Media. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  14. Diane Stafford (6 September 2010). "Beware of work-at-home scams". The Chicago Tribune. Tribune Publishing Company. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  15. Business Wire (2 February 2010). "Sitejabber, HON Announce Partnership to Help Consumers Find Quality Health Websites". Reuters. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 7 September 2014.

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