Yelp is one of the most important local sites for small businesses.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014
The JM Internet Group, the leader in local SEO training, is proud to announce that they have published an informative resource list on Yelp for business owners. Yelp, of course, is one of the most popular local review sites on the Internet. Many small business owners take the company’s training in Search Engine Optimization, and their special class on local SEO in order to improve their brand image on Yelp and other local sites such as Google+ Local, CitySearch, and YellowPages.com.
“Yelp is both one of the most popular local review sites and one of the most controversial,” explained Jason McDonald, director of the JM Internet Group. “Many small business owners and marketers do not understand the importance of Yelp to their local SEO strategy, nor the right way to handle the social media interaction with potential clients. Our new resource list is a first step towards education, and our in-depth classes really help small business marketers wrap their heads around local search engine optimization and social media marketing.”
To learn more, please visit http://www.jm-seo.org/2014/10/yelp-business-owners-resources/. That page is a gateway to basic information on Yelp for business owners. Interested parties can pursue further opportunities by clicking the page on Local SEO training at http://www.jm-seo.org/local-seo/.
Major Factors in Yelp Optimization
The resource list identifies important official Yelp resources, starting with how to claim a business on Yelp. Unfortunately, many of the Internet companies such as Facebook, Google, Yelp and others are so “Silicon Valley” centric that they fail to reach out to average business owners and marketers with easy-to-understand information on how to use their services. With respect to Yelp, for example, the simple process of claiming a business listing can be baffling to the business owner. Even worse, the Yelp system does not have an easy-to-use password reset and reclaim system for business owners, especially if their listing was previously claimed by an employee and the original email address lost or forgotten. Finally, the process of dealing with customers reviews – good, bad, and ugly – is yet another area in which official information is only of so much utility. The JM Internet Group’s resource list is a first start at exploring the many opportunities of Yelp; its paid training is a necessary in-depth step for those businesses that are serious about local SEO and local SMM.
About JM Internet Group
The JM Internet Group provides SEO, Social Media Marketing, and Google AdWords training and courses for busy marketers and businesspeople. Online search engine optimization training helps explain keywords, page tags, link building strategies and other techniques needed to climb to the top of search engine rankings for Google, Yahoo, and Bing. The teaching methodology is hands on, with live examples and discussions, taught from the convenience of each student’s computer.
JM Internet Group, Media Relations