Getting an organic listing on google

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opiate82 said:
So sounds like I should pay people to post obviously paid reviews on my competitors Yelp pages?
They really have no way of proving whether something is paid. They have a frustrating algorithm that cycles reviews, and filters out new users and inactive users. I will log on yelp at least once a month and review something, share, like, just to keep it active so my reviews stick.

Here"s some red flags to avoid
  • New users whose first few reviews include a business that has never been reviewed
  • A review of your own business
  • A significant amount of reviews at any given time
  • Having substantially more reviews than competitors in the same category, I think this is for reviews under a certain review quantity threshold.
  • Having inactive users suddenly log in and review a business with little reviews.
  • Rating everything 5 stars
  • Users who have not completed most of their profile, have friends, and only access a few functions of the site
  • Businesses who have reviews and haven"t completed their profile
  • Conflicting reviews from the same IP address (logging on friends accounts)
The truth is that most businesses with low volume or commercial clients will have a very hard time getting reviews, but they still get them whether its friends, family, or paid.. all you can do is try to keep up and compete.