Social proof is an important driver of marketing and sales success nowadays – especially for small businesses – and can even decide whether a company stays in business or not. Many businesses not only in Singapore see their reviews having fallen victim to being filtered and have no clue what to do about “Yelp not recommended reviews“. On the other hand those businesses desperately need 4.5 or 5 star Yelp reviews that reflect an excellent experience of existing clients to drive more revenue and compete more effectively against big businesses.
How to get Yelp to remove a review?
The Business Will Gain More Revenue If It Has A High Rating On Yelp
The studies suggest that the increase in the Yelp rating of any company has a very significant impact on the sales of that company. The research by the Harvard Business School suggests that only a one-star rise in the rating of any company influences the net revenue by around 5 to 9 percent.
The research conducted by UC Berkeley suggests that half star increase in the rating has influenced the businesses to 19 percent, which means that if it were a restaurant, it would get all its seats filled up during the peak time.
So, the star is not merely a 'vanity metric'; rather, it has actual influence and direct impact on sales.
Can a Yelp review hurt a business?
The Business, If Rated Above 4.5 Or 5 On Yelp, Only Then It Would Be Considered Above Average
In order to get an increase in sales, you would need to compete with your local competitors. It is only possible if the Yelp rating for your company is more than 4.5 or 5. For further guidance, see our guidance on this site how to get Yelp reviews.
The rating of about 4 is not sufficient enough to compete because it is actually a rating of 3.78, which gets rounded up to 4. So, it doesn't make a company fall in a position where it could compete effectively.
The following is the breakdown of the official Yelp fact sheet.
The businesses which have a rating of 4.0 are merely on average, and that is not enough. While the businesses which are above 4.5 and are at 5.0 are good enough to compete as they are ranked as such to have the potential.