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Yelp, Inc

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Overview

Our purpose: To connect people with great local businesses


10 Things You Should Know About Yelp


  • Yelp was founded in 2004 to help people find great local businesses like dentists, hair stylists and mechanics.
       
  • Yelp had an average of approximately 78 million monthly unique visitors in Q2 2012.
       
  • Yelpers have written over 30 million local reviews.
       
  • In addition to reviews, you can use Yelp to find events, lists and to talk with other Yelpers.
       
  • Every business owner (or manager) can setup a free account to post photos and message her customers.
       
  • Yelp makes money by selling ads to local businesses - you'll see these clearly labeled "Yelp Ads" around the site.
       
  • Paying advertisers can never change or re-order their reviews.
       
  • Yelp has an automated filter that suppresses a small portion of reviews - it targets those suspicious ones you see on other sites.
       
  • You can access Yelp via iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and more - see the full list of mobile apps here.
       
  • The Weekly Yelp brings locals updates on the latest and greatest business openings & other happenings