Create and Promote an Event on Yelp

First, create your personal account and claim your business on Yelp. Note:  Yelp Events are not yet available in all areas, and you will not know if your area is eligible until you submit your event.  So, you may want to put it together quickly, submit, and if it succeeds, go back and add details.

Yelp Events can help publicize your meetings, seminars and groups

 Create an Event on Yelp

  1. Log in to your personal account
  2. Visit, or go to Events>Add Event
  3. Fill in all applicable Fields.
  4. Enter a catchy, informative event Name.  “Turning the heat down on Menopause” might be more apt to attract attention than, “Menopause Seminar”.
  5. Enter Date and Time
  6. Is this a public venue or private address?  Choose one, then, if it is a business name search by name and location to let Yelp link it with the business profile.
  7. What & Why:  Enter  Details including who can attend, if they need to RSVP externally as well, what benefits they will receive by attending (yes, including the refreshments!).   This would be a great time to ask for a review! “Already a fan? Please, review us!” with a link to your business page.
  8. Who Is It For? The public, or just Yelp members?
  9. Event Site URL: Enter your Hub
  10. Tickets URL: Enter your registration URL, if applicable.
  11. Is this event Free?
  12. Choose a Category
  13. Select Create Event
  14. On the next screen, upload an eye-catching photo.
  15. Check out your event and make sure to RSVP from your personal account.

After Event Creation, you will have the opportunity to invite your Yelp connections, Email contacts and to post an update to Facebook.  Take advantage of this!  When people respond on Yelp, send out a Tweet, “Allison C. is coming to our event!  You’re invited, too” and include a link to the Yelp event.

Don’t forget to ask how people found you when they start to arrive!

About the Author Alisa Meredith (264 Posts)

As co-owner and chief inbound marketing consultant at Scalable Social Media, Alisa Meredith spends a lot of time keeping up with online marketing trends for the benefit of our customers. Computers have been a passion of hers since her first T1-99, so inbound and social media marketing is a natural fit.


  1. Are you thinking about creating a presence on Facebook. These linking words are known as
    “anchor text”, and they also help Google and the other search engines to understand how to rank your
    website and what it is all about. So what is the solution to
    such an obvious problem.

  2. very descriptive information. Good post. I can do the same for my carpet cleaning portland company?

  3. As despedidas de solteira são algo esperado e as vezes temido
    pela noiva. Esperado, porque é um momento de encontro onde as despedidas são feitas com as amigas mais
    íntimas, cheio de memórias e histórias engraçadas dedicadas à vida de solteira, como o nome indica.
    Ao mesmo tempo, é um evento terrível para a noiva que não sabe o
    que vai acontecer e há sempre a possibilidade de passar vergonha
    e um papelão correndo na rua, quase nua ou gritando no porta-malas de um carro.
    Hoje vamos dar tanto à noiva como as suas amigas,
    familiares e damas de honra algumas idéias para passar
    uma noite divertida cercada pelo afeto e brincadeiras.

  4. What i do not understood is in truth how you’re no longer really
    much more smartly-liked than you may be right now. You’re very intelligent.
    You understand therefore significantly on the
    subject of this matter, produced me in my opinion imagine it from a lot of numerous angles.
    Its like men and women don’t seem to be fascinated unless it’s something to
    do with Girl gaga! Your own stuffs nice. All the time maintain it up!

  5. ttteebssssssssssssss ssssssssssssssssssss

Trackbacks for this post

  1. Anatomy of a Perfect Press Release - Scalable Social Media

Leave a Comment

Awesome! You've decided to leave a comment. Please keep in mind that comments are moderated.

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>