Don't believe everything you read on the Internet. By Andrea Browne Taylor, Online Editor July 29, 2016 Turning to the Internet before booking a hotel or dining out is a given these days. But can you really trust the reviews you read online? Here’s how five of the biggest review sites stack up.See Also: 9 Money-Saving Hacks for Amazon Shoppers 1 star out of 5 TripAdvisor ranks worst in our book. The problem: The site allows anyone to post a hotel review without proof of stay. 3 stars out of 5 Yelp fares better. The site tries to filter out phony reviews, but anyone can comment on a business without proving they are a customer. Sponsored Content 3 stars out of 5 Another so-so site is Amazon. Anyone with an account who has bought anything can post a review of any product. One plus: Reviews by shoppers who bought a specific product are marked as a “Verified Purchase.” Advertisement 4 stars out of 5 Expedia get high marks because it verifies that a traveler booked a hotel room through the site before it allows a review to be posted. 5 stars out of 5 Earning even higher marks is Angie’s List. Reviewers must provide their name, address, phone number and email. Read more about why you can't trust some online reviews.