Yelp Chicago's Biz Community Got Holiday Ready!

On Monday, November 6th, local Chicago business leaders came together at Yelp’s Chicago Office to network and learn tips and tricks for preparing themselves for success this holiday season.

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With increased search traffic happening on Yelp during the holiday season it’s important to put your best foot forward and be found when people are looking for a spot to buy loved ones presents, or even get themselves and their homes ready for the holidays. Everything from plumbers and hair stylists to restaurants and retailers see more traffic on Yelp this time of year. During the event we covered tips such as:

  • Making sure your business hours are up to date
  • Adding photos highlighting specials for the season
  • Offering a deal to entice that first time customer

Attendees didn’t just listen to a boring old presentation though! With Yelp staff on site, attendees were able to have their questions answered 1:1 and take a deeper look at their Yelp listing to see what could be improved or updated.

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Special thanks to our incredible vendors who supplied delicious bites and sips to keep us going throughout the evening of learning and networking. Crafty stocked the bar with seasonal beers and wine as well as a holiday cocktail and Bar Siena provided everything from sliders to mini salads and meatballs. It wouldn’t have been the same without some dessert on the go to end our night and send all attendees home with full bellies!

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To see the topics covered to Get Holiday Ready download the slides below. If you weren’t able to join us this time we hope to see you at the next Yelp Biz Connect Event in Chicago!