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Smarty Pants World
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Anyone using Yelp.com to increase their online presence? If you're not familiar with it, Yelp is an online review site - it originally started with reviews of restaurants, but has since increased to have reviews on just about everything including entertainers and performers.
Ken Northridge
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This is interesting. What can you do to encourage your clients to Yelp?
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Al Angello
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What are the chances that the people in my area will read, or write these reviews? It sounds like a monumental waste of time to me. Gigmaster had an on line review, and I dropped them.
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SpellbinderEntertainment
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Anyone can post anything about you on Yelp, good or bad, true or not,
and they are fairly notorious for not taking off reviews at request.

They also have an odd way of keeping, tracking, and sorting reviews,
you’ll find some reviews will stay, others will vanish,
some young people enjoy putting up false reviews,
some people just like to vent,
sometimes a competitor can give a merchant a bad review to drive down stars.
You’re rating can shift from two to four stars and back overnight.

This is one site where democracy does not seem to help business.
They also tend to pressure you to list with their services.

I know several folks who’s businesses were burned with Yelp.

My two-cents,
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EliTheIllusionist
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Not for us. Next thing you know, you'll start to see car reviews or maybe even hired stripper reviews on there.

Let's try to keep the pros with the pro atmosphere.

You guys deserve it.

-E
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I'm with ya' Walt!

I have never used them... I do my own surveying and what-not.

I certainly don't mind genuinely honest evaluations of my work... (Good, Bad or Indifferent.) actually, I WELCOME it, BUT there are little or no safe-guards against lunatics and troublemakers who simple are out for mischief or down-right sabotage.

I have had friends try them... not good results!

I hear they are a pretty fun company to WORK-For though… hehehe!
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Scott O.
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I just read an article about Yelp.com in Inc magazine. Check this out.
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EliTheIllusionist
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Ouch.
TheDean
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They should change their name to "YIKES!"
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SpellbinderEntertainment
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Yep!
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TheDean
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Ha!
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The main problem with Yelp at this time is it has very little way for the entertainer to leverage his own exposure - especially when there are negative reviews that you would like to address . . . just be careful . . .
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