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How does Yelp & Google Reviews affect rankings?

Discussion in 'Local SEO' started by teckkitech, May 16, 2015.

  1. teckkitech

    teckkitech Registered Member

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    How does Yelp & Google Reviews affect rankings? Is there any relevance in this question?
     
  2. adventgeek

    adventgeek Regular Member

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    Yelp i can't add my citation on Yelp, am from outside of US. is it possible to add Citation on Yelp.

    Kind Regards
     
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  3. SEOking222

    SEOking222 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Use proxy to do this .....
     
  4. bronxbombers

    bronxbombers Junior Member

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    Not that I've seen. The real benefit is that sites like Yelp employ the schema markup so when people do a search for your business they scroll down and see your Yelp page and with it a 5-star rating (or whatever your rating is currently) without having to click through. It can serve as nice social proof for those researching your business as a potential partner.
     
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    Yeah i second that, the advantage is your clients can look you up and if you have great 5 star reviews you're almost assured to sell your stuff! Be careful though if your site is not well-structured enough the yelp page can take up your first rank for your main keyword, which just looks ugly in SERPs...
     
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    Very true...I've seen that and asked about it here...
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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/local-seo/759446-yelp-entry-ranks-higher-than-website.html