November 6, 2011 11:30 AM Subscribe
My hairstylist asked me to post a review about her on Yelp. I created an account and posted my (100% genuine and not offered in exchange for any consideration) opinion that she's fabulous. Yelp has filtered (i.e., hidden) the review. Is there anything I can do to convince them of my sincerity?
posted by Horace Rumpole to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
I recognize that Yelp discourages business owners
from soliciting reviews from their customers (something neither of us knew when she asked), and I understand why the fact that my first review was a five-star rave probably set off the spam alert. But I would like to see her business receive positive notice on the site, if for no other reason than that I want to be able to keep going there.
Would reviewing more things (honestly, organically, not just a sudden barrage) signal to Yelp that I can be trusted? Are there other metrics in play?