Anybody Using Yelp?

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Home Builder with Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 CSL#642819
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I am curious to hear if anyone is using Yelp as a marketing tool. My experience has been that property owners and managers have found me on Yelp - more than I expected. I have curtailed my efforts in using Yelp for a couple of reasons that I will discuss in a future post.

Not familiar with Yelp? This short video explains how the site works. It's a little different than others.


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Link to Tromler Construction on Yelp

 

Tromler Construction has been using Yelp for some time. Check us out if you have a second. If you are not already there, click around and post your comments on ActiveRain.

 

Have you used the site to find businesses in your area? Really curious about that too!

 

Happy Marketing! 

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Jeremy Wrenn
Wrenn Home Improvements - Wake Forest, NC
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I'm using Yelp, but not that many folks around here (North Carolina) are using Yelp. It's big out your way, but not so big here.
Feb 24, 2011 08:47 PM #1
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
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Jeremy, thanks for the feedback. Is there something similar that is being used in NC?

Feb 24, 2011 10:18 PM #2
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Jeremy Wrenn
Wrenn Home Improvements - Wake Forest, NC
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Maybe MerchantCircle or Superpages.  Yelp is used, but mostly people just use Google it seems.

Feb 25, 2011 07:16 PM #3
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Good to know

Feb 25, 2011 08:08 PM #4
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Jeremy Wrenn
Wrenn Home Improvements - Wake Forest, NC
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Tom, I got a job yesterday from my listing on Yelp.  The guy was from the West Coast.  :)

Mar 01, 2011 02:49 PM #5
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

That's too funny Jeremy!

Good Luck.

Mar 01, 2011 10:02 PM #6
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Jeremy Wrenn
Wrenn Home Improvements - Wake Forest, NC
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It was!  I thought to myself "How ironic!"

Mar 04, 2011 01:58 PM #7
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Debbie Gartner
Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring

Hey Tom.  Looking through some of your old posts...trying to find the top 50 directories so I can bookmark for some new people I'm teaching on here.

Anyway, we are on Yelp and I think I've gotten a few customers from there. But, the bigger win is Kuszu and I've had several call me and several from there that I can see directly went to my site and then filled out a free consultation request.  HGTV now has Kudzu fed into their website and I think that is helping...so they go HGTV to Kudzu to my site (and sometimes call along the way or after they reach my site.

Jun 18, 2011 07:52 PM #8
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Debbie Gartner
Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT - White Plains, NY
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Oh, and of course...my FAVORITE site...Angies List.  I get a lot of biz from there and have higher close rate and higher avg job size (and nicer customers).

Jun 18, 2011 07:53 PM #9
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
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Debbie, I have not heard of Kuszu but will check it out. Thanks for the comments.

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