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Does anyone pay for Yelp ads?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by dantechit, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. dantechit

    dantechit Junior Member

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    Some saleswoman has been contacting me trying to get me to buy ads on yelp for my local IT consulting business.
    It's expensive, did any of you guys pay for it? Did you see a big increase in traffic/business? I'm wondering if it's worth it.
     
  2. suave

    suave Regular Member

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    There was some one here a few months ago that posted something about using yelp and others instead of falling into the google trap and he seem to have a good "ROI" return on investment. I suggest doing a bit of search and then contacting this person so that he maybe give you some pointers on how to best get the most bang for your buck.
    Regards
    Suave
     
  3. typeslowly

    typeslowly Registered Member

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    I'd be skeptical of someone selling that service. You should try it out yourself before you commit..
     
  4. aamizan

    aamizan Newbie

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    Not worth it. tried it with a restaurant client of mine for a while. Bad ROI
     
  5. browndog24

    browndog24 Newbie

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    It will depend on your niche or business. Just like all advertising venues some work for others and some don't. You have to test it and see if it works. Try and learn from the avenues that already work for you and learn to compare the results.
     
  6. ryanmercer

    ryanmercer Regular Member

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    IGNORE them. Most likely it's actually Yelp calling, they got a nice extortion racket over there. If you have no/mostly bad reviews they will call you and ring it off the hook trying to get you to listen to their 30 minute sales pitch. They harass the club (and me) I do social media for pro-bono all the time.
     
  7. metspa

    metspa Newbie

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    Yelp ads will work only if you have good reviews on your listing.
     
  8. sonic123

    sonic123 Newbie

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    This is good to know
     
  9. LeMerovigian

    LeMerovigian BANNED BANNED

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    I would contact member "7878" he is quite experienced in quality Yelp reviews the kind that stick, good luck!
     
  10. klept0

    klept0 Newbie

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    Paid yelp svc in my opinion are wack... My biz was averaging 100-120 view/clicks per the yelp tracking in the backoffice and after signing up for the 6month contract of 350 a month we average the same damn amount. My last month is coming up and we will be sticking to the FREE method with YELP.
     
  11. lablinks

    lablinks Senior Member

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    We've tried. Horrible experience. The worst advertising ever IMO.