Yelp Reviews

Moving Reviews on Yelp

Yelp reviews play a big role at Moving Ahead Services. ICYMI, in a recent Yelp blog article Moving Ahead Services was interviewed about our experience with Yelp! The talking points summed up to a pretty logical conclusion: The more you put in, the more you get out. Just like any service-based company, we pride ourselves in truly hearing our customers’ feedback. This can mean celebrating the big wins, and using any less than positive experiences to improve and grow. Maximizing our Yelp presence has been huge for us in 2016!

Yelp reviews

Yelp Reviews For Businesses

Many have a love / hate relationship with Yelp and Yelp reviews.  If you can recall a popular South Park episode circa 2015, Yelp is cast as the villain and ‘Yelpers’ are cast as entitled troublemakers.  I think to be on South Parks’ radar is a compliment in itself, but there are definite pros and cons to the Yelp process.

As a business owner, Yelpers look to your profile to see unbiased feedback. This is predominantly a great thing, so long as you provide a good service and get good feedback! The example in our Yelp Interview between our two cities highlights exactly how much of an impact the number of reviews can have.

The downside is there are always instances of negative feedback, whether legitimate or ill motivated (Competitors, ex-employees, etc).  Business owners have to face the music and do the right thing!

The third part of Yelp is the filter.  For any businesses on Yelp not familiar with the filter, we suggest doing your homework!  Yelp’s algorithm for determining what reviews are real or fake can seem very unfair at times.  Often, great reviews are filtered out into purgatory and never see the light of day!  Our Cleveland profile has 32 reviews that are live, and over 40 that are filtered out!

Yelp for Consumers

As a consumer tool, Yelp can be a great way to learn about businesses and get great deals!  Check out exclusive Yelp discounts for your favorite businesses.

Yelp reviews can also be incredibly valuable – To give and to read! Taking the time to actively use your Yelp profile is a great idea.  As a Yelper, the more you review, the more friends you have and the more you use Yelp in general are all important. This makes sure your reviews always show, and do not get filtered out!

Reviews are also a great way to learn about a business, whether in town or while you are traveling around.  Just remember to take the good with the bad, and form your own opinion after doing all of the research.

Check out our full Yelp interview here!