Does your business ask for or incentivize Yelp reviews? If so, it may be time to rethink your reputation management strategy.
According to a recent article at Search Engine Land, Yelp is increasingly cracking down on ‘review solicitation’ across the internet. While “Yelp has historically taken a hardline” against review solicitation, the new policy is more expansive, and in a nutshell warns businesses, ‘don’t ask for reviews.’ Businesses owners are even discouraged from working with third-party review solicitation vendors that try to push positive reviews to Yelp. Yelp maintains these policies are “to preserve user confidence and the integrity of its content.”
Read the full article and learn more about Yelp’s new policy here.