3 Great Examples of Restaurants Using Yelp

Digital word-of-mouth websites and apps like Yelp and TripAdvisor have become popular sources of information for customers choosing a restaurant. Though both websites have been scrutinized for false reviews, it does not appear that they will be going anywhere any time soon. Despite its bad press, Yelp can be a beneficial tool for promoting your business online. Let’s look at three examples of restaurants using Yelp.

The fact of the matter is: you don’t choose Yelp, it chooses you. Especially if your restaurant is located in the US, Canada, or UK, where Yelp is most widely used. As we mentioned in a previous article, it’s important to claim your listing by going to the Yelp Business Owners’ page. Here, you can complete your profile (and most importantly, make sure it’s accurate – many profiles don’t even have the correct business name or location!). Add your own photos, and start responding to customer reviews.

There are many great examples of both good and bad Yelp profiles. Here are three different restaurant using Yelp to their fullest:

 

The South Restaurant

The more information you add to your Yelp profile, the better. Customers come to Yelp for information, and Yelp itself admits that the key to a successful profile is filling out as much information as possible, especially in the “From the Business” section. Here, restaurants can fill out three categories: specialties, history, and about the business owner. There is a 1000 character limit (including spaces) for each section. The South Restaurant has kept their description short and to the point, mentioning a bit about their history and their specialities. The South Restaurant has claimed their business and completed their profile with as much information about their restaurant as possible. At the moment, many restaurants are not taking advantage of the benefits of completing their profiles. This is an easy way to improve your search engine optimization (SEO).

 

 

 

 

Da Poke Shack

Da Poke Shack has 1636 reviews and a rating of four and a half stars. They also have a completed Yelp profile including photos of their own. These photos contrast with the customer photos in that they take a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in the kitchen. Apart from their own photos, the 500+ other photos from customers give a tour of the restaurant, showing menus, dishes, how the food is served, and their location. Upload at least ten of your photos. With better food photos, just think about how much better you can make your restaurant look on Yelp.

 

 

The Cinnamon Snail

We can’t stress enough how important responding to customer comments is. Yelp is that perfect example of a website that, if left unchecked, could seriously hurt your sales and affect your business. There are many cases of bad customer Yelp restaurant reviews, but in the last few years businesses have started fighting back, especially against inappropriate customer comments. For example, a restaurant in Portland turned a sexist comment into a cause for helping the local women’s shelter by donating proceeds from their grilled cheese sandwich. It doesn’t have to get political. Responding to customer comments can be as simple as responding to negative reviews by giving the customer an explanation, like The Cinnamon Snail has done by admitting their mistake to one customer who posted some negative comments.

What makes a good Yelp profile?

 

  • A completed profile, including filling out the “From the Business” section
  • At least ten of your own good photos of your restaurant and food
  • Responding to reviews, good or bad
  • A link to your menu
  • Correct contact information and location

Like it or not, Yelp is here to stay. You may have even used it yourself to look up local businesses. Did you find it useful? When filling out your profile, you should put yourself in the customer’s shoes. 

6,135 Comments

  1. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I’ve really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again soon!

  2. I like this post, enjoyed this one thanks for posting. “The goal of revival is conformity to the image of Christ, not imitation of animals.” by Richard F. Lovelace.

  3. Awesome post. I’m a regular visitor of your site and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the excellent site. I will be a regular visitor for a really long time.

  4. Discover tree removal services and firms.

  5. I wanted to create you this bit of note to help say thank you the moment again considering the splendid things you’ve discussed on this site. This is certainly surprisingly generous of people like you to supply without restraint all many individuals might have made available for an e book to end up making some bucks for themselves, even more so considering that you could have tried it if you wanted. These good tips also served to become a easy way to realize that some people have similar eagerness really like my very own to figure out a little more on the subject of this matter. I believe there are lots of more enjoyable times up front for many who read carefully your site.

  6. Wow, amazing weblog format! How lengthy have you been blogging for? you make blogging glance easy. The total glance of your site is wonderful, as neatly as the content!

  7. I simply couldn’t leave your site prior to suggesting that I actually enjoyed the usual information a person provide for your visitors? Is gonna be back incessantly in order to inspect new posts.

  8. Marketing says:

    Normally I don’t learn post on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very compelled me to take a look at and do so! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, quite nice post.

  9. 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? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it is rare to see a nice blog like this one today..

  10. Hiya very nice blog!! Man .. Beautiful .. Superb .. I’ll bookmark your web site and take the feeds also¡KI’m satisfied to find so many useful information right here in the submit, we want work out extra strategies in this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

  11. lebih lanjut says:

    Hiya, I am really glad I have found this information. Today bloggers publish only about gossip and net stuff and this is actually annoying. A good website with exciting content, that’s what I need. Thank you for making this web site, and I will be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  12. bandar poker says:

    Hey there. I discovered your site by the use of Google whilst looking for a similar matter, your website got here up. It seems great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back then.

  13. Awesome write-up. I am a regular visitor of your blog and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the nice site. I will be a frequent visitor for a long time.

  14. Nona says:

    slot machine gratis gallina dalle uova d aoro

  15. Hey there. I discovered your site via Google even as searching for a comparable matter, your site got here up. It seems to be great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back then.

  16. I have been reading out a few of your stories and i can claim clever stuff. I will make sure to bookmark your website.

  17. klik disini says:

    Hiya, I am really glad I have found this information. Today bloggers publish just about gossip and web stuff and this is actually irritating. A good site with interesting content, that is what I need. Thank you for making this site, and I’ll be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  18. I enjoy you because of all of your labor on this website. My mum delights in conducting research and it’s really obvious why. My spouse and i learn all of the lively medium you present vital tactics via your web site and even boost response from the others on that situation while my child is without a doubt becoming educated so much. Enjoy the rest of the new year. You are doing a fabulous job.

  19. Wow! Thank you! I always wanted to write on my blog something like that. Can I implement a fragment of your post to my site?

  20. Economic says:

    Usually I don’t read post on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to take a look at and do so! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, quite nice post.

  21. slut says:

    This very blog is no doubt cool and informative. I have chosen many interesting things out of this blog. I ad love to visit it again soon. Thanks a bunch!

  22. Banking says:

    Great paintings! This is the type of information that are meant to be shared across the internet. Shame on the search engines for now not positioning this post higher! Come on over and talk over with my web site . Thank you =)

  23. Thank you for any other wonderful article. Where else may just anybody get that type of info in such a perfect way of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I’m on the look for such information.

  24. Tesha says:

    Dies sind wikrklich wirklich fantastischen zu Blogging. Dinge hier Sie haben einige angenehm berührt.Jede Art
    und Weise halten Wrinting.

  25. Marketing says:

    Its like you read my mind! You appear to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but instead of that, this is wonderful blog. A fantastic read. I will certainly be back.

  26. I was reading some of your blog posts on this internet site and I conceive this web site is really informative! Continue posting.

  27. I think this is one of the most significant information for me. And i am glad reading your article. But should remark on few general things, The website style is perfect, the articles is really excellent : D. Good job, cheers

  28. Many thanks for sharing this first-class piece. Very interesting ideas! (as always, btw)

  29. I wanted to send you this very little remark just to thank you so much over again for those remarkable concepts you’ve documented at this time. It’s quite open-handed of people like you to allow easily precisely what most people could possibly have sold as an electronic book to help make some bucks on their own, principally given that you might have tried it if you ever decided. The suggestions also worked to be a great way to be aware that most people have the same passion much like my very own to understand more and more regarding this issue. I am certain there are a lot more fun instances ahead for people who read your site.

  30. It is actually a nice and useful piece of information. I¡¦m happy that you simply shared this useful info with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Marketing says:

    Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it is truly informative. I am going to watch out for brussels. I’ll appreciate if you continue this in future. Many people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  32. I simply wanted to make a simple word to be able to express gratitude to you for those unique points you are posting at this site. My long internet lookup has at the end of the day been rewarded with excellent suggestions to talk about with my friends and family. I would tell you that we site visitors are very much lucky to exist in a notable network with so many marvellous individuals with very helpful tips and hints. I feel rather blessed to have come across your weblog and look forward to many more entertaining times reading here. Thank you once more for everything.

  33. I like what you guys are up also. Such intelligent work and reporting! Keep up the excellent works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it will improve the value of my site :).

Leave a Reply