Have you ever wanted to unlock the analytics and customization options that come with claiming your practice on Yelp? Do you have 5 minutes to spare? Then you’re in the right place.
Let’s show you how to claim your practice on Yelp.
There’s definitely no shortage of ways for people to find your practice on the internet. Recently, Yelp has grown in popularity as a destination for patients to review and find information about their doctors. No longer just for restaurants, it’s important you claim your profile on the service and take advantage of the free marketing opportunities it offers your business. Read on for the why and the how.
Why Should You Claim Your Profile?
- Add photos
- View analytics dashboard
- Correct/complete information
- Respond to reviewers
How Do You Claim Your Profile?
It’s a pretty easy process – as long as you’re sitting at the office location you’re attempting to claim. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to quickly claim your Yelp:
- You’ll be shown a list of relevant search results and each will have a “Claim” button on the right side. Click that
- Create your business owner account by entering the requested information
Now, if you have an automated system answer your office phone (which, let’s be honest, 99% of medical offices do) you’ll have to follow a link that will prompt you to enter an extension number. Once you enter your extension,you’ll receive the call at your desk.
If your phone number is listed incorrectly on the Yelp page, you’ll be asked to fill out a form with your new number. Approval on this form takes up to 5 days and then you’ll be able to reach out and claim your profile that way.
Once you answer and confirm your location, you’re all set. You can now edit your profile, enter your practice’s history, update your office hours, change your specialty, view your dashboard analytics and more. Here’s a snapshot of what your main dashboard and analytics page will look like:
Oh, and be sure to bookmark this address so you can log back into your account after the initial visit: https://biz.yelp.com/login.
And there you have it. Now you have access to yet another website where patients can leave those darling reviews of your practice.