1. CREATE YOUR BUSINESS PAGE
Go to http://www.yelp.com/writeareview/newbiz and add your business info. Be sure to list as much info as possible to create a complete profile the first time.
If you are on a Mac you can unclick the “Leave Review” box and proceed.
If you are on a PC you will have to leave a review when you do this. Your name will be attached to the review so I wouldn’t leave a review per se, but I would leave a short snippet of what you’d like to say to your clients.
“Welcome to my salon, I am a hair stylist that specializes in __________ and promise that you’ll love every moment at my salon from the minute you walk in until you leave with your new look. Call me today to schedule an appointment” (change it up though or else all 100 of you at Image Studios will have the same introJ)
2. CLAIM YOUR BUSINESS PAGE 48 HOURS LATER – DON’T FORGET!
Yelp will have your business listing live within 48 hours. So you need to remember to go BACK to Yelp.com and search for your business listing. Under the business info is a link that says “Work Here? Unlock This Business Page”. From there it will walk you through these steps:
3. FILL OUT YOUR BUSINESS INFORMATION
The first and most crucial step after you’ve unlocked your page is adding all the information customers might want to know about your business. It’s not just about keeping customers informed; the more information you put in, the more you’ll appear in searches. It’s easy to edit your info – just hit the “Business Information” link on the left-hand side of the Business Owners page, then click “Edit” next to any information you want to change or add.