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How to Get More Yelp Reviews That Will Help Your Business

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It’s no secret that Yelp is a popular review site.

35 million people check Yelp monthly. Many people will check Yelp before deciding where to eat or where to shop. 

If your business has a high Yelp rating, people are more likely to want to invest their money there. If your business doesn’t have a Yelp page, people might not even know you exist.

This article will teach you how to get more Yelp reviews so your business can be booming.

1. Include Relevant Info 

Your Yelp page should be a treasure trove of relevant information about your business.

Make sure the page lists the correct hours, amenities, and parking situation.

You want someone visiting your Yelp page to know what to expect before they arrive. That’s what people are looking for. They want to feel comfortable and confident in their decision to visit your business before they even arrive.

Adding this necessary info and keep it updated with any changes is one of the best ways to get more people in your business and for them to want to add their own Yelp reviews.

2. Ask For Reviews

Many people are happy to share their opinion when asked for it.

Start by talking to your customers while they’re there in person. If you own a restaurant, go by each table and ask how their experience was that night. Internalize any feedback they give you so you can make the dining experience even better.

If a group gives you glowing feedback, tell them you would appreciate if they would leave a Yelp review. 

People will like that you took the time to meet them. Seeing the owners face humanizes a business and makes people feel more at home. 

You can also ask for reviews on social media by linking your Yelp page to your Facebook and Twitter accounts. This is a great way to reach more people and encourage them to leave a comment on your Yelp account.

3. Incentivize Reviewing

Some people won’t want to leave a review just for the sake of sharing their opinion. However, many people can be persuaded by discounts or free items in exchange for a review.

Start a promotion where if a customer shows you a Yelp review they left, the can get 20% off your product. This will get the reviews flooding in and will attract more people to your business.

Offering incentives is a key component to getting more business reviews.

Now You Know How to Get More Yelp Reviews

We hope this article has taught you how to get more Yelp reviews for your business. 

Remember that Yelp reviews are very important for marketing your business. Take each review seriously and reach out to customers who leave disgruntled reviews. Going the extra mile with customer service can sometimes convince people to take down a particularly nasty review.

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