8 Tips to Avoid Yelp’s Review Filter

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Yelp's review filter can be annoying. But once you understand that it's not the reviews being filtered, then you can start getting the most out of Yelp.

Yelp's success depends on the perceived quality of the reviews on its site. Their review filter algorithm focuses less on what reviewers write and more on the reviewers themselves. Dillon Wilson from Social Media Top Team put together a very helpful video that covers 7 tips for keeping your Yelp Reviews from being filtered:

  1. Tell customers to leave 3 & 4 star reviews.
  2. Tell your reviewers to make sure they have an image in their Yelp profile
  3. Tell your Yelp reviewers to completely fill out their Yelp profile.
  4. Your reviewers should have a track record of reviewing other businesses on Yelp.
  5. Tell your customers that their reviews can't be too short. (See download below)
  6. Add your Yelp reviewers as friends and send them a message.
  7. Respond to Yelp reviews and vote whether the review was funny, helpful or cool.

Links mentioned in this episode: http://youtu.be/GVpkW4fcRx0?t=1m8s

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