Yelp Warning May Cause You to Lose Visitors

Yelp-Review-Button-300Yelp (local review site) recently made a change that could impact whether customers will even give you a chance.  If you are breaking their guidelines they will warn your potential visitors that they may not want to trust what they read.

Bing also had several updates to their search features.

I’ll explain the change to the Yelp and how to protect yourself as well as tell you all about the changes Bing has made in this month’s SEO update.

“Hi, I’m Kurt Steinbrueck with OurChurch.Com and I’m here with your monthly SEO update, so you can stay informed…”  For the full transcript, click here.

Video Summary:

  • Reminder:  Google changed their guidelines.  You need to make sure you are not doing these link building techniques anymore.
  • Bing updates their video search
  • Bing updates their news search.  Now listing trending stories from Facebook
  • Yelp goes after organizations the violate their reviews guidelines

Share Your Thoughts:

  • Have you ever offered incentives for reviews?
  • Do you think offering incentives for reviews is unethical?
  • What do you think of Bings updates?

Kurt Steinbrueck is the Director of Marketing Services with OurChurch.Com. He also serves on the leadership of Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Tampa, FL. You can find him on Google+ as .

7 Responses to “Yelp Warning May Cause You to Lose Visitors”

  1. PaulSteinbrueck Sep 16, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Good stuff, Kurt! Thanks for the update! And thanks for the reminder about Google's change in policy concerning article and press release marketing.

  2. Nice post i like it. Please update this type of information regularly.

  3. Thanks for your update! And thanks for the reminder about Google’s change in policy concerning article and news release marketing.

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