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We have recently implemented a system to outsmart yelp from hiding our filtered reviews:

Step 1- first of all, if you're advertising with yelp, stop doing so and shift that money to optimize your own web site instead

Step 2- have a graphic designer make a yelp badge that is placed on your web site. It should say "we have... Filtered and unfiltered reviews on yelp". 

Step 3- when a visitor clicks on the badge, it will go to another page on your own web site (Instead of going to yelp's. (Why help them get traffic and rank higher anyways)? 

Step 4- on this page have your graphic designer get a screen capture (Picture) of all your filtered and unfiltered reviews and have them pasted together onto one page.

Now, all your reviews (Filtered or not) will be visible to all your web site visitors. 

5- put a note on the top that says, "for your convenience we have placed all our filtered and unfiltered reviews on one page to see. If you'd like to go to our live yelp page, click here..."

Make the whole page clickable to your live yelp page  so no-one will say you're trying hide something or to be dishonest 

Advantages of doing this: 

1- your visitors will stay on your web site instead of being directed to yelp's

2- your visitor can't click on your competitors 

3- no more being a slave to yelp's algorithm

4- yelp would not benefit from getting traffic from you and higher rankings on google 

5- this whole process cost us less than $150 to implement 

Just be sure to shift that $300 per month on yelp advertising and put it into keywords that people will search for. 

Please pass this along to everyone you know


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Mar 04, 2013 6:08 pm EST

I wrote a 1 star review of Drain Doctor Santa Clara, an outfit that has other 1 star reviews posted, and which was issued a two count citation by the cal state contractors license board in my case. Yelp refused to post the review, or to provide any meaningful contact possibility, except for a meaningless faq.


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