Even Mt. Everest Gets Bad Reviews

Filed in Featured, Local Search by Matt McGee on October 13, 2010 9 Comments

How about a mid-week comedy break?

I tell small business owners on a regular basis that everybody gets bad reviews once in a while (and they can actually be good for business). No one’s immune. Not even Mt. Everest! Have a look:

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And that was then. As I type this, Mt. Everest is up to about 70 reviews and some of them are pretty hysterical.

If you really want to experience the area, go where the locals go – you’ll notice the only people on the mountain are foreign tourists. If you must check it out, don’t spring for the expensive Sherpa “guides” hoping to make a quick buck off you – it’s the tallest mountain around, you don’t need a guide to find it.‎

Here’s the link to Mt. Everest’s Place Page. Better catch the laughs before Google decides to remove all the reviews.

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  1. David Mihm says:

    Why are all but one of the reviews dated from Monday or Tuesday? I wonder if Denali or Kilimanjaro hired someone to post shill reviews!

  2. Javier Albinarrate says:

    Everybody gets bad reviews from time to time, absolutely. BTW, your website sucks :P LOL

  3. Kent Lewis says:

    I bet it was posted by the competitors (K2, Denali or Annapurna)

  4. I would also give bad review to Mt. Everest! If you ask me, warm places are a much better option… :)

  5. Jim Rudnick says:

    @David…nah, it was our own canuck Mount Logan that shilled same…

    did ya all read the recent review by Panthro…ie the Luke Skywalker one…what a hoot!

    :-))))

    Jim

  6. I’m bound to think business would be down up there because of these bad reviews.

  7. We all get bad news. No one is exempted from receiving one as there will always be a winner and a loser in a game. But like what they say, when we lose, just don’t lose the lesson.

  8. Ross says:

    I guess bad news is nature’s way of reminding us that we aren’t as great as we thought we are. It’s never bad to receive bad news because that’s just how life is, what’s bad is if you aren’t receiving any good news at all. If that happens, you might want to reevaluate things. Perhaps you’re doing something totally wrong and detrimental to you.

  9. Roly says:

    It was actually me and my mate that posted the first spoof review a couple of Saturdays ago. For some reason it ballooned in the first few days afterwards with some quite amusing anecdotes. Unfortunately, there are only 7 reviews today, though still spoofs so I guess the people at Google Maps don’t see the funny side of it.

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