Yelp Now Open and Get Reviews
Did you Yelp “Now Open” and seek reviews encouraging people to talk about your business? People have been watching how your business develops and are anticipating your opening. Your business is the talk of the business in town, local residents and among family members driving by your business. Think of how many times you have said to a family member “You know the _____ store on _______ street is now open.”
Shelves stock to compactly, staff is friendly, and there is excitement of the grand opening, so why not encourage people to review your business? Yelp’s online community can spread the word faster about a business then the 10-foot rented hot air balloon with a sign on it reading “Now Open” that sits on the parkway.
Encourage them to Yelp Now Open
Strategically place signs that say “People love us on Yelp”. Plant the seed in their head when walking out the door. Place a Yelp sign in the restrooms and say “Hey, if this bathroom is clean, Yelp it to the world.” Keep the grand opening buzz going by providing special offers for people who use Yelp Check-in Offers.
Yelp is a user review and recommendation website and mobile applet that allows users to rate their experience with a business. Exceeding 15 million reviews of business, new business should encourage customers to Yelp about their experience and should monitor its reviews.
Customers will be reviewing your business staff, product and service. Consider them as micro managers who’s criticisms will dictate the longevity of your business. Address Yelp criticisms with employees to correct problems and improve services. Look upon Yelp as a business tool to help fine-tune your business. Include Yelp into your Grand Opening plans and take advantage of the free input that will help you build a successful business.