Yelp - Whats your experience?

Discussion in 'Pay Per Click Advertising' started by Spotless Flooring, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. Dafloorman

    Dafloorman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,480
    Likes Received:
    626
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Deerfield Beach, FL
    Ratings:
    +1,161 / 7 / -0
    Real Name:
    Gerald Simmons
    Dane!!! This was very helpful!!! I had my SEO put a page up on Yelp, then I got a call from them from their rep! He promising this and that! $600 a month 1 year contract. I just spoke to him and not one of you out of the 10-12 post I read had anything good to say about Yelp! I have made my decision! Thank You So Much Guys!
     
  2. Dafloorman

    Dafloorman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,480
    Likes Received:
    626
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Deerfield Beach, FL
    Ratings:
    +1,161 / 7 / -0
    Real Name:
    Gerald Simmons
    Correction out of the 20 posts!
     
  3. aloha one

    aloha one Wake n' BAKE!

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    29,440
    Likes Received:
    7,997
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Semi retired
    Location:
    California
    Ratings:
    +20,923 / 90 / -0
    Real Name:
    Dave Moonan
    Business Location:
    United States
    Yelp are legal EXTORTIONISTS! Least in my case...and Millions of others that sued them in court and LOST!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. LookNGood

    LookNGood Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2014
    Messages:
    4,146
    Likes Received:
    1,555
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +2,918 / 14 / -0
    Real Name:
    Joe P
    They are man!

    They recently added a "request a quote" feature. It is fu**ing killing me. They are making these people think they can message me:

    "I have carpets that need cleaning, how much?"

    Ummmm...maybe some info would be helpful...

    It's just frustrating because my only option is to pay them to put a larger call to action in hopes of drowning it out.

    My point is they don't care that they are helping me lose business.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. aloha one

    aloha one Wake n' BAKE!

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    29,440
    Likes Received:
    7,997
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Semi retired
    Location:
    California
    Ratings:
    +20,923 / 90 / -0
    Real Name:
    Dave Moonan
    Business Location:
    United States
    Sure nuff..They are especially damaging to restaurants...They can destroy them leaving out positive reviews until you PAY them. How that's legal is beyond me.
     
  6. Dafloorman

    Dafloorman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,480
    Likes Received:
    626
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Deerfield Beach, FL
    Ratings:
    +1,161 / 7 / -0
    Real Name:
    Gerald Simmons
    They have some type of agreement with Apple, and there up there as far as people doing searches, there the most popular. That is why they think they can screw everyone! Just glad I did not move forward with them.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. Total Cleaning Service

    Total Cleaning Service Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2015
    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    177
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +272 / 3 / -0
    Real Name:
    Matthew Tyson
    I wish i would have used the money i spent with adwords or something else. I also wish i would have just used a prepaid card to pay them cause they trying to charge me for a extra month, i told them good luck

    Sent from my SM-N920P using TMF Forums mobile app
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. accentsincleaning

    accentsincleaning Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2013
    Messages:
    934
    Likes Received:
    138
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +226 / 4 / -0
    Do you guys think a call to action with a offer like free deodorizer or free scotchguard one room, be enticing to customers then to your competitors that have nothing? Wouldn't they call you over somebody that doesn't have a offer? I know reviews are important I'm at #4 in my city on Yelp listing and would figure if I did do a call to action it would help?

    Sent from my SM-G930T using TMF Forums mobile app
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  9. accentsincleaning

    accentsincleaning Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2013
    Messages:
    934
    Likes Received:
    138
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +226 / 4 / -0
  10. Total Cleaning Service

    Total Cleaning Service Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2015
    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    177
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +272 / 3 / -0
    Real Name:
    Matthew Tyson
    Im no expert but i think you would be better off with adwords or a fb ad
     
  11. accentsincleaning

    accentsincleaning Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2013
    Messages:
    934
    Likes Received:
    138
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +226 / 4 / -0
  12. accentsincleaning

    accentsincleaning Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2013
    Messages:
    934
    Likes Received:
    138
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +226 / 4 / -0
  13. envy

    envy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2015
    Messages:
    604
    Likes Received:
    283
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings:
    +541 / 3 / -0
    Real Name:
    Aaron R
    I'm not sure if a call to action like that helps. You should get your response to "within an hour" or "about an hour" or how ever they term it.

    I also placed one of those $30 for $50 deals. When those get bought, it sucks but the upside is you stand out and I think it's good to use if you're trying to improve your position.

    I'm finally in first place now so when my last couple of deals are sold, I won't put new ones up.
     
  14. accentsincleaning

    accentsincleaning Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2013
    Messages:
    934
    Likes Received:
    138
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +226 / 4 / -0
    I wonder what customers look at tho call to action is 50@month and enhanced profile is 75@month? Call to action just gives you a deal so you can offer it to customer like free dedorizer whole house, and enchanted profile takes competitors of your page and gives you a slide show as well as call to action included.. my call to action was free deodorizer whole house or free Scotchgard guard one room any other ideas? Also Yelp is huge in California

    Sent from my SM-G930T using TMF Forums mobile app
     
  15. accentsincleaning

    accentsincleaning Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2013
    Messages:
    934
    Likes Received:
    138
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +226 / 4 / -0
  16. Bentley

    Bentley New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2013
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Cleaner
    Location:
    Jacksonville Florida
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0
    Real Name:
    Patrick Bentley
    Business Location:
    United States
    That.....is EXACTLY what happened to me. Stay with FREE. The sales folks stick you and can't remember our deal that I was adamant about keeping. Stay away.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  17. mjb4ex

    mjb4ex Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2016
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    78
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +130 / 0 / -0
    Real Name:
    Matthew Butler
    Shit...I just signed up with Yelp...I had similar experiences as everyone described with here with YP...so I figured Yelp had to be better...
     
  18. Mr.Paul

    Mr.Paul New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2015
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +1 / 1 / -0
    Real Name:
    Paul Poulos
    I use YELP for my business.
    Supreme Cleaning Company, LLC.

    They are fantastic. I have had a 2.65 ROI. I also ask my customers to leave kind words on YELP after I complete a job.

    Maybe everyone's experience is different.
    I'm in the Northern Chicago suburbs.

    With all marketing, you must be consistent. Use multiple forms of advertising at once.

    I use YELP, HomeAdvisor and Facebook. Also email marketing and I have a referral rewards program.
     
  19. 1ST CHOICE CLEANING

    Staff Member Moderator Premium VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    21,228
    Featured Threads:
    1
    Likes Received:
    6,685
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    texas
    Ratings:
    +17,034 / 76 / -0
    Real Name:
    jason fisher
    Business Location:
    United States
    What is your ROI for the other marketing? 2.65:1 does not sound all that great but you need to compare it to the other marketing.
     
  20. John Davidson

    John Davidson New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2016
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +8 / 0 / -0
    Real Name:
    John Davidson
    got a couple of solid calls from yelp but def. more bad than good.
     

Share This Page