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Connecting Through Yelp – February 15 2012

February 28th, 2012 | Posted by andrew in Uncategorized

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The Charlotte American Marketing Association brought Nicole Warshauer from Yelp to speak to the group about how to go beyond customer reviews to help local businesses manage their brands online. Anything with an address can be Yelp’d.  And people are looking for something there right before they buy. Yelp has 25+ million reviews internationally and 66 million monthly unique visitors.  The majority of the users are affluent educated adults between the ages of 24 and 45. Yelp.comuse heavy during week, mobile higher on weekends. And every second a call is made to a business from the Yelp app to a business. So your audience is there. So how can businesses use Yelp?

  • Offer check-in deals available via app
  • Upload photos – users can like pictures from site and app
  • Use Yelp Deals, similar to other social coupons like Groupon and Living Social

Are you using Yelp as part of your social/online marketing strategy? What’s working for you?

Stephanie Nelson is Owner/Social Media Maven at SBN Marketing, a Charlotte-area social media marketing firm focused on hyperlocal search results for small businesses. Connect with her on Twitter at @StephanieNelson or @SBNMktg.

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