A Restaurant’s Yelp Guide

Yelp is the modern day telephone book. It is where people go to search for local businesses, as well as to read and write reviews. Yelp is particularly popular in the US, Canada, UK, and parts of Europe, and its popularity continues to grow. Why? Because it is the leading online word-of-mouth local guide. As of September 2017 there are 188 million visitors per month


Apart from the large amount of traffic to the Yelp site, 30 million unique mobile devices use the Yelp app. This means people are searching for local businesses on the go, which can be helpful for local restaurants. Having a Yelp listing also gives you better search engine optimization (SEO) for your business. A listing on Yelp is free, and you can link both your restaurant’s website and menu to it. When a customer searches for a restaurant, you want to make sure all of your information is accurate and up to date. You may already have a Yelp listing online, where customers have begun rating and writing comments. Be sure to take ownership of this listing, to monitor what is being said, and to make sure the information is correct.


How to get started

First, claim your listing by clicking on the ‘work here’ link. This will allow you to make changes to the listing. Or, if your business is not yet listed, you can sign up. Either way, like with other social media profiles, fill in as much detail as possible. The more information you give, the better your listing will perform in a search. Make sure that your business name and address match up with your listing on Google+. Search engines love consistency, and recently Google Maps teamed up with Yelp. When you search for a local restaurant, the Yelp listing and rating will appear under the restaurant name.


Pictures say more than words

Your business listing also allows you to upload photos. This gives customers an idea of what your restaurant looks like and what style of food you serve. But most importantly, good food photos are a way to advertise your restaurant without saying much. Like we said in a previous post, a photo of chocolate cake is more appealing than the words ‘chocolate cake’.


Keep in touch

Yelp is a social media site, and its main purpose is to generate reviews about local business. Respond to reviews – good or bad – quickly, as this helps your business maintain a reliable image, both online and in the real world.


Promote your page

Tell the world you are on Yelp. This encourages people to go and review your restaurant, but also to read what others have said. You can promote your page by putting a sticker on your door or menu. Yelp provides free stickers by filling out a form for the ‘Find us on Yelp’ sticker. If you receive a certain number of positive reviews, you may also be sent a ‘People Love Us On Yelp’ sticker. You can also promote your Yelp listing in your newsletter.

As we mentioned earlier, Yelp business listings are optimized for SEO. Try searching for ‘best (type of cuisine) in (your city).’ This will almost always turn up a Yelp result. Keep your Yelp listing up to date, and encourage customers to leave reviews regularly. 


  1. I have been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this website. Thank you, I will try and check back more frequently. How frequently you update your web site?

  2. health care says:

    Very nice post and straight to the point. I am not sure if this is in fact the best place to ask but do you folks have any thoughts on where to get some professional writers? Thx 🙂

  3. It’s difficult to find experienced people on this topic, however, you seem like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks|

  4. Mimi Witman says:

    Amazing! This blog looks just like my old one! It’s on a completely different subject but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Superb choice of colors!|

  5. Study working at Lively Tree Companies.

  6. Hi Dear, are you truly visiting this web site regularly, if so after that you will without doubt get good

  7. I’m impressed, I must say. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s both educative and engaging, and without a doubt, you have hit the nail on the head. The problem is something that too few people are speaking intelligently about. Now i’m very happy I came across this in my hunt for something regarding this.|

  8. I think the admin of this website is genuinely working hard in support of his web site, as here every data is quality based material.|

  9. Sherlyn says:

    I am sure this post has touched all the internet viewers,
    its really really good paragraph on building up new web site.

  10. Excellent website. A lot of useful info here. I’m sending it to several friends ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thank you to your effort!|

  11. Wade Oyster says:

    After I originally left a comment I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I recieve 4 emails with the exact same comment. Is there an easy method you are able to remove me from that service? Cheers!|

  12. Rosella says:

    Porém esse mesmo gel, cria a sensação com satisfação.

  13. Joan Inabnit says:

    I am truly pleased to glance at this blog posts which includes lots of useful data, thanks for providing these kinds of information.|

  14. I’m not surе why but this website is loading vеry slow
    for me. Is anyone eⅼse having this issue oor iѕ іt a issue on my end?
    I’ll check back later and see if the problem stіll

  15. I кnow this web site offers quality based articles and extra stuff,
    is there aany other site which givеs tnese kinds of data in quality? http://Www.Blackplanet.com/your_page/blog/view_posting.html?pid=10557370&profile_id=106788313&profile_name=habitualyokel3104&user_id=106788313&username=habitualyokel3104

  16. І rattling thankful to find thiѕ website on bing, just
    wuat I wwas lookjng for 😀 besides saved to fav.

  17. k2 for bones says:

    It’s amazing to visit this site and reading the views of all
    colleagues regarding this paragraph, while I am also eager
    of getting knowledge.

  18. Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic article.Much thanks again. Keep writing.

  19. You developed some decent points there. I looked on the internet for that problem and found many people will go coupled with with all of your internet site.

  20. Hang Hodgman says:

    I am really thankful to the holder of this web page who has shared this impressive post at here.|

  21. Bud Melahn says:

    I am really happy to read this weblog posts which carries plenty of valuable facts, thanks for providing these statistics.|

  22. Mohammad says:

    I’ve read some just right stuff here. Certainly worth
    bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how much attempt you set to
    create this kind of wonderful informative website.

  23. I know top Blog professionals would really like your blog. You have a good head on your shoulders. You always know just what to say. I truly appreciate this page. Neat post.

  24. click here says:

    Really good article! Also visit my blog about Clomid challenge test

  25. Marvin Brosh says:

    Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your site? My blog site is in the exact same area of interest as yours and my users would genuinely benefit from some of the information you provide here. Please let me know if this okay with you. Thanks a lot!|

  26. Ashley Pang says:

    Hello there, I discovered your site via Google while searching for a comparable topic, your web site got here up, it appears good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

  27. We provide instructional and restore providers
    for householders.

  28. I appreciate you sharing this blog. Cool.

  29. Some truly prime content on this website , bookmarked.

  30. A dieta é simples, consiste em sucos verdes e água.

  31. I do not even know how I finished up right here, but I believed this put up was good. I do not realize who you might be however definitely you’re going to a famous blogger should you aren’t already. Cheers!|

  32. Dung says:

    Nice blog here! Also your web site loads up very fast! What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

  33. Thanks for your marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you happen to be a great author.I will make certain to bookmark your blog and will often come back in the foreseeable future. I want to encourage you to definitely continue your great posts, have a nice holiday weekend!|

  34. This information is worth everyone’s attention. How can I find out more?|

  35. Fine way of explaining, and good post to obtain facts concerning my presentation topic,
    which i am going to convey in university.

  36. This text is priceless. Where can I find out more?

  37. Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to more added agreeable from you! By the way, how could we communicate?|

  38. whore says:

    Many thanks for sharing this fine post. Very interesting ideas! (as always, btw)

  39. I am actually grateful to the owner of this web site who has shared this great piece of writing at here.|

  40. Hey very interesting blog!|

  41. Coy Burtman says:

    Does your site have a contact page? I’m having problems locating it but, I’d like to send you an e-mail. I’ve got some ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it grow over time.|

  42. I truly appreciate this blog post.Really thank you! Awesome.

  43. I could not refrain from commenting. Very well written!

  44. I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as with the
    layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself?
    Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to see a great
    blog like this one today.

  45. Joyce Avril says:

    Hi there! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I genuinely enjoy reading through your blog posts. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same topics? Many thanks!|

  46. nirvana23.ru says:

    Hi there to every one, it’s really a nice for me to pay a visit this web
    page, it contains helpful Information.

  47. Asking questions are really pleasant thing if you are not understanding anything totally, but this post presents
    good understanding even.

Leave a Reply