The Yelp filter is definitely frustrating, in the same way the Google algorithm is frustrating, because the company only speaks at a very high level about how it works.
I wanted to dive into several of the things that you can do to ensure a new review sticks rather than succumbing to the Yelp filter.
So, here is their video:
The most important part of this video, to me, occurs at the 40-second mark:
Every Yelp review is automatically evaluated by Yelp s recommendation software based on Quality, Reliability, and User Activity on Yelp.
Fortunately, Yelp allows you to do this by connecting your Facebook and Twitter accounts.