Positive Customer Reviews Make Sales
From restaurants and hotel rooms to toothpaste and dish soap, we rely on reviews to choose the brands and products we use daily.
We buy the things others recommend and avoid the things we are warned about. This is the kind of advice that consumers have come to expect from Yelp.
Whether you are researching date night locations or planning the stops along your road trip, the inside of dedicated “yelpers” will help you make an informed decision.
This is why, if you have not already claimed your business on Yelp, you are missing out.
The entire submission process is free, takes less than 5 minutes, and could be the deciding factor for many potential customers.
Disclaimer Before You Get Started
Please note that to set up a free business listing, Yelp requires a verifiable phone number to be listed publicly.
For many businesses, this is not a problem but may be a deal breaker for others.
How To List Your Business On Yelp
Listing your business on Yelp is easy. To get started, visit the Yelp for Businesses website and click “Manage my free listing.”
Provide Your Business Information
Simply enter your business email address and click “continue.”
Next, type your business name into the search bar.
If a Yelp account has already been created, it will appear in the list as you type.
If nothing comes up, click “Add to Yelp for free” to continue.
At this point, Yelp will require you to list a business phone number.
As mentioned above, this phone number will be used to verify your account letter in the process and will be displayed on your public profile.
While Yelp is a great way to build trust through reviews, you will ultimately want to direct potential customers to your website, where a sale can be made.
Yelp does not require that you have a website to create a business profile, but it is highly recommended.
Adding relevant business categories will help Yelp serve your company to the users looking for the types of services your offer.
If your business has a physical location, now is the time to add its address.
While you must list your city, state, zip code, and country, Yelp allows you to leave the street address blank.
This is helpful for businesses that don’t have a physical address or provide a traveling service.
Create A Yelp Account
With all your business information entered, it is time to create your account.
These login credentials will be used to regain access to your account and make any needed edits in the future.
You can set up your account with an email and password, or you can connect it to an existing Google or Facebook account.
Verify Your Phone And Email
As stated several times before, for your listing to be published, you will need to verify your contact info.
A verification code will be sent to your phone number and email address.
Once these are confirmed, your listing will officially be submitted to Yelp for approval.
After Yelp approves your listing, it will be live for all to see and review.