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Welcome to the Elite Squad: FAQs



A huge congratulations and a giant handful of virtual confetti–you made the 2021 Yelp Elite Squad! You’re officially part of your community’s best writers, photographers, and local experts. We are so glad that you’re here!

Whether this is just the start of your Elite journey or you’re re-joining us after a little hiatus, we could all use a little brush up on what the Elite Squad is all about. We’ve compiled a few frequently asked questions for you below!

What’s up with events?

Real life events are on hold due to COVID-19, but we’ve been staying connected as a community with a slew of virtual events and perks! One silver lining to the whole virtual thing? Elites can now attend events all over North America, not just the ones right in your backyard. View the full Yelp Community Virtual Events calendar here and check your local Elite calendar often for new perks, giveaways, and special offerings. Lastly, keep an eye on your email for weekly announcements from your Community Manager.

Help! I have a question!

If something is up, send your Community Manager an email or direct message on Yelp. To report questionable things on the site, click the flag button to send a report up to Yelp HQ. It will then be reviewed by a real person on the support team within a few days. Lastly, our support center is super helpful, see if they have an answer to your question here.

I know someone who would be perfect for the Yelp Elite Squad!  

Nominate them! The Elite Council loves nominations from folks who know what YES! is all about. Just head on over to yelp.com/elite and find the “nominate a friend” box to send their user profile + why you think they’re Elite material to Yelp HQ.  

How long does my Elite badge last?

The Elite Council at Yelp HQ reviews profiles at the end of each calendar year and will award annual badges sometime in January based on your activity throughout the previous year. Stay consistent when it comes to posting reviews and photos to keep that Elite badge for years to come!

What does it mean to be Elite? 

Elite life is about celebrating your rad community, supporting awesome local businesses, and helping others discover your community. Being an Elite member means you were chosen for your positivity, helpful contributions, and general role model awesomeness on Yelp. You rock!

Again, Congratulations! We are so grateful for all that you do. We’ll SYOY (See You On Yelp)!

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