As you probably know from past posts (since you are an avid and regular reader of this blog, right?), we are constantly updating Yelp.com and our Yelp mobile apps based on your feedback to make your experience even better.
Recently, a suggestion we’ve gotten from both business owners and consumers, is that for businesses like plumbers, limo drivers, repairmen -- basically, any service-based business -- we create a function that will let a business specify where and how far they will travel. For example, if I’m a photographer based in San Francisco, but I also service the nearby town of Palo Alto, it would be nice to have the ability to specify that on my Yelp listing.
Well, wait no further, my friends! Starting today, business owners in service-based categories who have unlocked their Yelp page will be able to add up to 5 major cities to their areas of service via our Business Owner Tools!
The best part? Once a business updates its areas of service, it becomes searchable in those cities on Yelp. Meaning that bride-to-be in Palo Alto looking for a photographer...? Yeah, she’ll find you.
And since yelpers are increasingly relying on their Yelp mobile apps to find businesses when out and about (especially when in a bind; hint, hint, mechanics, locksmiths, etc), help them make it even easier for consumers to find you on Yelp wherever you might be -- or go!
The following business categories will see this new feature within their dashboard on biz.yelp.com:
|Airport Shuttles||Home Cleaning||Personal Chefs|
|Carpet Cleaning||Home Health Care||Pest Control|
|Carpet Installation||Home Inspectors||Photographers / Videographers|
|Caterers||Home Theatre Installation||Pool Cleaners|
|Contractors||Interior Design||Private Tutors|
|Couriers & Delivery Services||Junk Removal and Hauling||Real Estate Agents|
|DJs||Keys & Locksmiths||Roofing|
|Dog Walkers||Landscape Architects||Security Systems|
|Food Delivery Services||Movers||Towing|
|Gardeners||Office Cleaning||Tree Services|
|Handyman||Painters||Window Washing / Installation|
|Heating & Air Conditioning/HVAC||Party & Event Planning||Wedding Planning|