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  • Recent and Upcoming Changes to Yelp

    Recent and Upcoming Changes to Yelp


    Nov 27 2013

    Yelp is changing their website, they no longer have a review filter!!! Okay, before I get hate mail about false headlines, they are no longer calling it a review filter. It is now the “Recommendation Software“. And honestly, this new “Recommendation Software” is as much of a let down as my header. But before this becomes yet another rant about Yelp’s “filter”.. err… “Recommendation Software”. Let me first cover some of the real changes and […]

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  • Get Siri’ous About Yelp

    Get Siri’ous About Yelp


    Sep 19 2012

    I will be diving deeper into Siri Optimization during my SMX East 2012 Local U presentation in a little less than two weeks from now on October 1st, but here is something to think about.  With the new iOS 6, Siri and Yelp are about as integrated as you can get.  Yelp was all giddy about it today too.  From all my searches, right now mostly only searches for restaurants can you see how apparent […]

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  • Google Places Gets A New SERP And Yelp Continues To Win


    Nov 02 2011

    Yes we all know by now that Google Places has a new look for their SERPs (one which I really dig by the way) but I want to talk about who I still think comes out the winner in all this – Yelp.  If you remember, Yelp fought hard to get themselves removed from the “reviews” area of the Places page (or as I like to call it “reviews jail”), insisting that Google was stealing their […]

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  • Google Places vs Yelp Who Will Win?

    Google Yelp  

    Jul 22 2011

    Let me give you a little perspective.   Lets go back to the real reason Yelp has been mad at Google for all these years.  It comes down to something very simple:  Google has been ripping off Yelp reviews.  When people are browsing Google and do a local search, then go into a Places page, (I have been told by Yelp) Yelp sees virtually NO traffic once that visitor is in that Places page (so […]

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  • How To Spam Yelp


    Mar 29 2011

    *this is a sarcastic post rant. I have been watching a local businesses do things all wrong on Yelp over the past year and can’t take it anymore.  I really wanna help these guys out, and maybe educate them on how to do a better job when spamming Yelp.  So here goes…. The Culprit: On the image below, you will see a screenshot I took from the Yelp app on my iPhone.  The arrows are […]

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  • Just noticed something cool on Yelp


    Sep 24 2010

    I mostly use the mobile version of Yelp (except when publishing my reviews – gripe gripe) but noticed something I thought was cool, that will probably get Yelp more reviews (at least out of me).  Again, I am not sure how long this has been like this, (but I just noticed it), but it shows you places you have added pictures, or checked in too – and reminds you to “write a review” check out […]

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  • I Am The Duke …. According To Yelp Anyway

    Local Marketing  

    Jun 13 2010

    It is pretty awesome (to me) to see the turn that Yelp has taken lately to include features that social users love, in order to battle head on with location based gaming services/social networks like Foursquare and GoWalla.   We have all been hearing about the new titles & badges that Yelp has been talking about rolling out, but it was interesting for me to see it for myself on my phone.  Call me geeky, […]

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  • SMX West 2010 Yelp Mobile Apps & Opportunity Panel


    Mar 02 2010

    Yelp Mobile App Smx West 2010 View more presentations from Dream Systems Media.

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  • Don't Be The Community Moron

    Social Marketing  

    Oct 13 2009

    I was checking out some Yelp listings this morning, and come across something that made me wanna rant for just a bit. If you are going to participate in communities like Yelp, and leave your two cents (or reviews in the case of Yelp), then why not FULLY PARTICIPATE?  People are not going to give what you say a second thought if you are doing anything like Paul B. here: In my opinion reviews like […]

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  • Are You Causing Your Own Reputation Problems?

    Reputation Management  

    Sep 30 2009

    It’s no secret, I love Yelp, and have been an active Yelper since April of 2008.  I was reading a discussion on my local Yelp thread today about about a business going in and creating 9 different profiles, and submitting the same company (a computer repair service company – my guess was his) a 5 star review on each one.  I get it, you want to try and game the system, figure out how to […]

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