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Yelp for restaurants

July 25, 2012

Yelp makes it easy for people to find great local restaurants, read/make reviews and make decisions based on the reviews.

10 Things You Should Know About Yelp

  1. Yelp was founded in 2004 to help people find great local businesses like dentists, hair stylists and mechanics.
  2. Yelp had an average of approximately 71 million monthly unique visitors in Q1 2012.
  3. Yelpers have written over 27 million local reviews.
  4. In addition to reviews, you can use Yelp to find eventslists and to talk with other Yelpers.
  5. Every business owner (or manager) can setup a free account to post photos and message her customers.
  6. Yelp makes money by selling ads to local businesses – you’ll see these clearly labeled “Yelp Ads” around the site.
  7. Paying advertisers can never change or re-order their reviews.
  8. Yelp has an automated filter that suppresses a small portion of reviews – it targets those suspicious ones you see on other sites.
  9. You can access Yelp via iPhoneAndroidBlackBerry, and more – see the full list of mobile apps here.
  10. The Weekly Yelp brings locals updates on the latest and greatest business openings & other happenings.

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