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Website: http://morantzcabinets.com

Anyone have any history with Yelp or advise you can pass on? I have been with Houzz for a couple of years and found it very helpful. It has brought in some top quality work and I now have 42 great reviews, lots of pics and have been awarded Best of Houzz for 2013&2014. Still finding some times that I need to keep the shop busier and they are asking for 170.00/month plus 200.00 per month starting budget for clicks at 20.00@. I can up the click budget at any time. They do want a 12 month commitment, but I do not know much about them. I have spent an hour on the phone with a sales rep, but want to get an unbiased opinion. Harold.

1/13/15       #2: Yelp ...
james mcgrew Member

Man do I love Technology !!

1/13/15       #3: Yelp ...

I have been with Yelp for 3 years or so, but we do cabinet and furniture refinishing as well as cabinet making. We get a lot of work from Yelp, but it's for the small stuff, and not much cabinet work comes from Yelp. And watch out, the Yelpers can be a snotty group, one missed phone call, one wrong word, and you get a negative review. We are with Houzz also, and we get big jobs from Houzz.

1/13/15       #4: Yelp ...
harold morantz

Website: http://morantzcabinets.com

Thanks Big Yup, I have heard that before about Yelpers. I have 42 great reviews and i think its because alot of my clients are boomers that are renovating 2nd homes and they have a more relaxed perspective on life. Yelpers seem to be young and impatient.
They want it their way or someone is gonna hear about it. I am 64 and have been doing cabinetry for 34 years and enjoy working with clients that have a sense of humour and understanding. Harold.

1/13/15       #5: Yelp ...

Forget yelp. Sorry bunch. Antichrist as far as I can tell. I have a two man shop and every review helps. I have something like like 15 reviews which are 5 star and yelp pulled them as they feel they are not valid due to their algorithm. I've since gone with reviews on Houzz and have gotten very good work there. I've someting like 10 great reviews and it works

1/14/15       #6: Yelp ...
Evan Member

I would avoid Yelp, you will get a lot more tire kickers than Houzz since it's not focused on your industry. I have some questions about their business ethics as well.

1/14/15       #7: Yelp ...

Website: http://subercustomshutters.com

I definitely think Houzz is a class above Yelp. I received a sales pitch for their pro marketing package starting at one price, then it was reduced to $200.00 per month. There was an offer of an additional discount after I turned that down, so it seems there is room for negotiating the price. For my own plans, I prefer to have more flexibility than what Houzz is suggesting. The fixed 12 months was a bummer and I will prefer running my own adwords campaigns, so I can adjust as I go. But then I enjoy that sort of stuff.

1/14/15       #8: Yelp ...

This brings up a good point. Never, never pay the asking price for advertising. Always negotiate hard.

1/20/15       #9: Yelp ...

Yelp tends to pull positive reviews from reviewers that do not post on a regular basis. However the one negative review from some crazy vindictive lady that spend 1/2 her day writing online reviews will stay up lol.

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