Yelp.ca is a social networking, user review and local search web site. “Yelp is an online urban city guide that helps people find cool places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play, based on the informed opinions of a vibrant and active community of locals in the know. Yelp is the fun and easy way to find, review and talk about what’s great — and not so great — in your world” (Yelp.ca).
The best part- it’s completely free! Setup your account today and take advantage of the free marketing space allowing customers to find and engage with you!
Step 1: Go to: https://biz.yelp.ca
Click the “Create your free account now” button
Search for your Business.
If your business, is not listed, no problem- simply add it!
Step 2: Fill out all the required areas and click “Add”
Once you’ve completed the form, Yelp will send you an email before they publish your company.
Step 3: Click on the link provided in the e-mail sent from Yelp.
It will direct you to a page that tells you your business has been added to yelp. You can now view your page on Yelp.ca and make further edits. However, before it goes live, it has to be reviewed by the Yelp Customer Support Team. This can take a little bit of time.
24- 48 hours later, you will receive an email from the YELP team indicating whether your business has been approved or declined.
Step 4: Click on the link provided in the e-mail, which will direct you to some additional steps to help you complete your company listing and business details.
Follow the steps provided.
By clicking on “Go to your Yelp for Business Owners Dashboard,” you can begin to further edit your business page. You can choose to make the updates at the present moment or work on them later. You can enhance your listing by including details about your business products and services, adding a company logo or photos, add some history details about your business and a bio of the business owner.
Your Business page is officially active on Yelp. Now that you have a listing, users will be able to find your business, post reviews, photos and rate your business. You also have an opportunity to review and comment on activity by your customers/fans – this is key to growing your engagement and enlisting future brand ambassadors!
Account Management Details
On the side bar to the left of your screen, you can make adjustments to your company page, create offers, read the reviews written about your company, add photos and send messages.
For example, many YELP business users create special check-in offers. These are exclusive to those that visit your company page on YELP or using the YELP mobile app. They are very simple to create and YELP offers samples..
The process of setting up a listing should take approximately 15 – 20 minutes to completely setup your account and company details. Again, since this is FREE take advantage of this opportunity to ensure your business is found not only in search engines, but in the social space. We always recommend you stay positive when posting, even in response to a negative post about your business. It’s your opportunity to turn a negative experience into a positive one – and try to enlist new customers at the same time.