Everyone knows that you’re not supposed to ask for reviews on Yelp. No ifs, ands, or buts.
Do. Not. Do it.
Yelp doesn’t want you saying or doing anything more than telling customers, “We’re on Yelp.” If you go beyond that, they consider it review solicitation and Yelp might out you for everyone to see right on your business profile.
But that doesn’t stop a lot of local businesses. No, there’s a ton of SMB’s asking for Yelp reviews. And they’re not being sneaky about it.
How Not to Ask for Reviews on Yelp
The best advice I can share for small business owners is this:
Don’t ask for Yelp reviews. On Twitter. Especially with the @Yelp handle in your tweet.
— Frankie Meatballs (@PiezansPizza) August 15, 2013
— Chop House Burgers (@ChopHouseBurger) August 14, 2013
— Red Carpet VIP (@RedCarpetVIP) August 14, 2013
— Laugh Factory LB (@LaughFactory_LB) August 14, 2013
— ShiftPT (@Shift_PT) August 13, 2013
— Little Greek (@MyLittleGreek) May 22, 2013
(This post was inspired by Brian L.’s recent comment on Search Engine Land.)