Buy Remove Yelp Negative Reviews
If a review is considered “not recommended” by Yelp’s recommendation software, it won’t be visible on your Yelp business page, which, by default, shows only the recommended reviews.
Reviews that Yelp doesn’t recommend can still be seen via a link on the bottom of each business’s Yelp page. But they don’t factor into the business’s overall star rating or review count.
“Yelp Reviews Not Recommended”: What Does It Mean?
The Yelp review filter is built to make sure reviews are as unbiased and organic as possible.
According to Yelp, “Every review is automatically evaluated by Yelp’s recommendation software based on Quality, Reliability, and User Activity.”
The review could be filtered if:
- The reviewer does not have a complete profile
- The reviewer does not have social integration
- The reviewer has only positive reviews
- The review was submitted from an IP address located somewhere else
- The reviews are originating from the same computer
- The reviewer does not have Yelp friends
How We Delete Negative Yelp Reviews
We don’t need a court order to remove negative reviews from Yelp, but we may use an attorney for part of the process. It takes 15-60 days for removal.
It doesn’t matter if the review on Yelp is from a real person or an alias, nor does it matter if the review is fake or defamatory. We assume the review is negative and get it deleted from your page.
What Is The Cost?
The price to remove Yelp reviews varies depending on whether you need one review removed or multiple reviews removed. Request an immediate quote by completing the contact form at the top of this page.
Our guarantee means you don’t pay us unless we are successful at removing the reviews. There is no risk to you if we are unsuccessful.
What Happens After The Bad Review(s) Are Removed?
As a result of removing a negative review with a 1-star rating, three things can happen:
- Your overall rating improves. Since your score is averaged, removing 1 and 2-star reviews means your average rating on Yelp will increase.
- The review is gone forever. Once a review is deleted, it is permanently removed from your Yelp profile.
- Your business should increase. Since 88% of consumers trust online reviews, deleting a negative review improves consumer confidence in your brand.
It takes a lot of positive reviews to drown out just 1 negative review
If you have an average 5-star Yelp rating based on 5 reviews—each of which gives your business 5 stars—and you get hit with a 1-star review, your average rating will drop by an entire star to 4.0 stars overnight.
But if that same 5-star Yelp rating is based on 10 reviews instead of just 5 reviews, then that 1-star review will drop your average down to 4.5 stars instead of 4.0 stars.
Better yet, if your 5-star Yelp rating is based on 15 reviews, then your 5-star average will remain 5.0 stars, since the total review average of 4.75 will round up to 5.0 stars on Yelp.
How to get lots of positive Yelp reviews
How can you get lots of positive reviews to protect your business from negative reviews?
The answer is simpler than you might think: Encourage as many customers as possible and pre-screen before encouraging them to write a review.
Pre-screen customers by sending an email or text message (whichever the customer prefers) asking how satisfied they are with your business. Specifically, ask for a rating based on 5 stars.
When a customer responds with a star rating that’s higher than your current Yelp average, then encourage them to write a review.
But when a customer responds with a lower-than-average star rating, don’t encourage them to write a review. Instead, ask them how you might earn a 5-star review in the future. You’ll get invaluable feedback on how to improve your business so that more of your future customers reward you with more 5-star Yelp reviews.
Navigating Yelp’s policies
One important policy note: When “encouraging” customers to write a review, keep in mind that Yelp’s policies are finicky. They forbid businesses from asking directly for a review but allow businesses to encourage customers to visit the Yelp page for the business.
Most marketers consider Yelp’s policies completely unreasonable, since Yelp is essentially asking you to forgo your First Amendment rights, all common sense, and thousands of years of word-of-mouth referral marketing practices—e.g., “If you like us, tell all your friends!”
So if you choose to violate Yelp’s policies, you’re certainly not alone.
But if you want to color inside the lines Yelp has drawn, you might want to use indirect methods to passive-aggressively “encourage” customers to write a review without directly asking for a review. For example…