If you want to know how to add a business to Yelp then you are in the right place! Yelp.com and Yelp.ca are popular online business directories that are used by many local searchers. After you add your business to Yelp.ca, users will be able to create and search for reviews of you business, including a 5-star rating system. In addition, Yelp.ca features a 'Popular Events' section where users can see upcoming local events. This blog post will show you how to add your business to Yelp.ca.
At the top of the Homepage, you will see a link to 'Create your Free Account'. This is the link to create a user account (with the capability of reviewing local businesses), but NOT to create a business account. For this link, you will need to scroll to the bottom of the homepage.
Under the heading 'Yelp for Business Owners', you will see the link to 'Claim your Business Page'. Select the 'Claim your Business Page' link to begin to add your business to Yelp.ca. You will be directed to a new webpage.
Note: The reason you are 'claiming' your page, as opposed to 'creating' your page, is that there may already be a directory started for your business. Because this is a review based directory, some reviews of your business may already exist. In this case, some of the information about your business will already have been input, awaiting verification from a Business Owner/Employee.
Input your Business Name and the location of your business and select 'get started' to see if a listing for your business has already been added.
If your business listing has not been found in the directory, scroll to the bottom of the list to select 'Add your business to Yelp' and follow the next step.
Input your Business Name, Address, Phone Number, and Web Address in the corresponding fields.
To input your Hours, select the correct date, open time and close time, and select 'Add Hours'. If you make a mistake, select 'Remove' beside the incorrect listing, and re-enter the correct information.
To categorize your business, start typing in the field below the 'Categories' heading.
Once you begin typing into the field,
To add multiple categories, select the option 'Add another category' below the category list. To remove a category, select the 'Remove' option beside the incorrect item. Having more categories will make it easier for potential customers to find your business. Be as accurate and specific as possible.
Once you have input the correct Hours and Categories for your business, input your Email Address. This will be used to send a verification email, so ensure you are using an active Email. Select 'Add Business' and you will be directed to a new webpage.
Your listing will now be reviewed by Yelp.ca. A verification email will be sent to the email your provided at the bottom of the previous page. Verification can take a few minutes.
You will receive an email from Yelp.ca, confirming that you have added your Business to Yelp.ca.