If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them

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Let's face it. I HATE yelp.

They rule the SERPs for local keywords.

So If I can't beat them, can I join them by sending some juice via high PR links to my client's Yelp listing?

Is this a good idea? I mean google loves anything yelp and if the listing can get more juice google should list it on page 1 right?
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  • Profile picture of the author PBMax
    Yelp is already drunk on Google juice, they don't need yours. The only way to get your Yelp listing listed higher than, say, your competitor's Yelp listing is to get more good reviews. That's it.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulgl
    Originally Posted by mix_daylee View Post

    Let's face it. I HATE yelp.

    They rule the SERPs for local keywords.

    So If I can't beat them, can I join them by sending some juice via high PR links to my client's Yelp listing?

    Is this a good idea? I mean google loves anything yelp and if the listing can get more juice google should list it on page 1 right?
    Why do you even have clients? For the heck of it?
    Because there's a fool born every minute?
    Because you can fool some of the people some of the time?

    If yelp actually does rule whatever you are up to, man you
    are in some serious trouble. Not as serious as your client,
    though.

    If he really has a local business, he should ditch you, sink the
    money into *shock* advertising.

    Now bump that.

    Paul
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    • Profile picture of the author mix_daylee
      Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

      Why do you even have clients? For the heck of it?
      Because there's a fool born every minute?
      Because you can fool some of the people some of the time?

      If yelp actually does rule whatever you are up to, man you
      are in some serious trouble. Not as serious as your client,
      though.

      If he really has a local business, he should ditch you, sink the
      money into *shock* advertising.

      Now bump that.

      Paul
      Wow Paul... I get it. You're a genius, therefore you don't suck.

      But I digress, you probably swallow.

      The truth is If I have my client ranking on page 1 with the #4 spot, and the first 2 spots belong to yelp...why not try to get my client's yelp listing there. Then he would have two spots on the SERPs. As a result, I could probably charge more (yes, you can thank me for the idea later).

      So do me a favor, the next time you have the urge to jump to conclusions...

      1. STOP
      2. Take your keyboard and turn it sideways
      3. Then shove up where the sun don't shine.

      So yeah...Bump!
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Power
    Originally Posted by mix_daylee View Post

    Let's face it. I HATE yelp.

    They rule the SERPs for local keywords.

    So If I can't beat them, can I join them by sending some juice via high PR links to my client's Yelp listing?

    Is this a good idea? I mean google loves anything yelp and if the listing can get more juice google should list it on page 1 right?
    Taking advantage of a web property that Google loves has been an effective starategy for a while and continues to be, so I don't see any reason why this shouldn't work. That said, if you are asking this question, it means you are still learning and not quite capable of doing client SEO. Stop taking on SEO clients and focus on your own sites for now.
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    • Profile picture of the author mix_daylee
      Originally Posted by SEO Power View Post

      Taking advantage of a web property that Google loves has been an effective starategy for a while and continues to be, so I don't see any reason why this shouldn't work. That said, if you are asking this question, it means you are still learning and not quite capable of doing client SEO. Stop taking on SEO clients and focus on your own sites for now.
      My response to Paul probably applies to you as well.

      Carry on.
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      • Profile picture of the author Icematikx
        Originally Posted by mix_daylee View Post

        My response to Paul probably applies to you as well.

        Carry on.
        Truth is though, you're not genuinely going for two SERP results.

        You can't beat YELP, and so you're looking to piggyback off their authority.

        If you can't beat YELP's single page, then you shouldn't be doing SEO. I have a local client, and beat YELP with 2 PBN links. Not hard.
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        • Profile picture of the author nik0
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          Originally Posted by Icematikx View Post

          Truth is though, you're not genuinely going for two SERP results.

          You can't beat YELP, and so you're looking to piggyback off their authority.

          If you can't beat YELP's single page, then you shouldn't be doing SEO. I have a local client, and beat YELP with 2 PBN links. Not hard.
          Not all Yelp listings are the same.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    I agree with Ice. If Yelp is beating you, you should stop taking on local SEO clients.
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  • Profile picture of the author js088
    Tell me what happens when the YELP listing drops in SERPs in the next update?
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