Yelp Doesn’t Want You To See Our Customer Reviews!
I wanted to take a moment to share 7 new, great reviews we received in the past few months with everyone who reads my blog. Recently I asked my clients to tell others on Yelp.com about their experience with myself and Austin Americana Photography. And I’m happy to say that many of our happy clients responded in larger than expected numbers. All of our clients had nothing but fantastic things to say about Austin Americana (we’re now rated 5 Stars!), which makes me feel like I’m doing the difficult job of being a wedding photographer well.
Unfortunately, Yelp.com (or it’s filtering software monster) doesn’t like too many good reviews at one time. Even though all 7 of our Yelp reviews were legitimate past clients of Austin Americana and were not paid or compensated for their reviews, Yelp.com will not allow 6 of the 7 reviews to be posted to the Austin Americana Yelp Page (the reviews were essentially relegated to Yelp’s “filtered” area where almost no one views them, and thus not available for easy viewing by future clients).
I’ve officially complained to Yelp about the problem, but I’m not holding my breath since the Yelp FAQ website states that all filtering is automated and not under the control of one individual (hard to believe, I know!) In the meantime, I’ve taken the liberty of posting these wonderful reviews that I’m so very proud of here on my blog for all past, present and future clients to see.
Again, I’d like to send out a big “Thank You” to all our happy clients who took time out of their busy schedules to tell others about their positive experience working with Austin Americana Photography. Thank you! All of the reviews are below…
You Can View Our YELP.COM Business Page Here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/austin-americana-photography-austin
Filtered and Unfiltered Recent Yelp Reviews For Austin Americana Photography:
1. 9/17/2010 5 Stars *****
The website photos are great! I can’t wait to see the photos from our wedding. Martin was very pleasant to work with and I recommend that you contact him if you are looking for a photographer for your special event!
– Anna K. – Austin, Texas
2. 9/16/2010 5 Stars *****
we are so pleased with our photos. Martin is extremely professional and warm in his demeanor. he arrived early to set up on a saturday morning to take photos of our doctors for our website. we recommend him highly and have already called on him again for another photo session.
– Sylvian U. – Austin, Texas
3. 9/9/2010 5 Stars *****
We would like to thank you for doing such an amazing job in making our Wedding day so special. We also thank you for showing such patience in a very long wedding. We knew that you had not done Indian Weddings before, but we felt relaxed after we had a sitdown with you few days before the wedding. We were confident that we were in safe hands.
Every moment big and small was perfectly captured.
We highly recommend Austin Americana Photography. The wedding pictures posted on http://austinamericanastudio.com truly speak about your work. What more do I have to say.
We are blessed too to have you as our photographer. Thank you for providing your services!!
– Pallavi and Praveen – Osseo, Minnesota
4. 9/2/2010 5 Stars *****
When I started planning my wedding, the only thing that I wanted to make sure was amazing and flawless were my wedding photos. Martin’s photos were just that. Martin went above and beyond my expectations. Every time I look at my photos, I’m sucked right back into that day, because his photos captured the mood and tell the story of my wedding moment by moment. Martin was very professional, showed up on time, and my photos were available to view before the promised date. You can’t go wrong with using Martin to take photos for any occasion.
– Monica O. – Austin, Texas
5. 9/1/2010 5 Stars *****
I met Martin and Michaela when they were traveling through our home town in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Martin used his incredible eye and talent to capture our community coffee house, The Common Cup. His photography has made a difference in our online presence, and I recommend his service if you need to capture the true essence of your business and project it in your marketing. Thanks Martin for what you do, and thanks for helping us here in Costa Rica!
– Kenneth L. – Monroe, Georgia
6. 8/31/2010 5 Stars *****
Martin did both our engagement photos and our wedding. Outstanding! His eye to catch the unscripted moments is priceless. We had to reschedule a couple of times for engagement photos due to weather, and Martin was most accommodating. His prices are reasonable and the extraordinary value received exceeds expectations. Martin goes above and beyond. We will be recommending him to our friends and family.
– Renee H. – Austin, Texas
7. 8/31/2010 5 Stars *****
I hired Martin twice to take photos of my extended family and then again of my immediate family. Both sessions were a success! His pictures were great each time. He is excellent at the formal type pictures as well as the spontaneous ones. He can do large groups and individual pictures without blinking an eye. Additionally, Martin is flexible in his dates and times and accommodated my schedule. He was always on time and I received my discs earlier than expected. His prices are very reasonable and he delivers quality work! I highly recommend him! Nina
– Nina J. – Round Rock, Texas