Yelp, Inc. is a multinational corporation headquartered in San Francisco, California, that operates an "online urban guide" and business review site. Yelp was founded by Jeremy Stoppelman and Russel Simmons in 2004. The company's Yelp website began as an email service for exchanging local business recommendations, and later introduced social networking features, discounts, and mobile applications. Yelp has extended its services to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and parts of Europe.Google Inc. offered to buy the company in 2009, but Yelp's management team and board of directors failed to reach an agreement on the terms of the sale. Yelp Inc.
Posts about Yelp
  • Can Yelp Extend Its Moment in the Sun?

    … really seemed to like the Eat24 asset sale (and with good reason — a $150 million profit in two years). Summer has been a nice moment in the sun for Yelp. Perhaps they should pivot into the SaaS-flipping business. It seems to be a far more successful channel for them than actually selling to small businesses? Mike: They seemed to have created…

    Street Fightin Google Facebook- 17 readers -
  • Openings and New Hires at Signpost, Vendasta, Spirited Media

    … Reporter, and and Editor at Variety. *** Looking for a job? Here are some new openings! Yelp is in the market for a channel sales manager in New York. Foursquare is looking a director of platform partnerships (East coast lead). AdRoll is looking a SF-based head of PR. HomeAdvisor’s Canadian arm, HomeStars, is looking to hire a Toronto-based a head…

    Geoff Michener/ Street Fight- 21 readers -
  • Dead Fingers Still Walking?

    … Seven years ago I wrote a post entitled “Dead Fingers Walking?”, where I imagined Google notifying various yellow pages companies about the blindingly obvious fact that they were basically screwed: “But now, since we couldn’t buy Yelp, we have come to realize that perhaps showing links to yellow pages-type sites for local queries may be a tad…

    Andrew Shotland/ Street Fightin Google- 20 readers -
  • Chatbot Therapists, and 4 Other Stories We Loved in May

    … is actually a fascinating look at how the internet is shaping the economy. Before the internet, and especially before smartphones, finding a good restaurant was difficult. You could get a recommendation from a local, buy a guidebook, or just guess until you found a favorite spot. Now, people are turning to crowd-sourced review sites like Yelp…

    The Content Strategist- 22 readers -
  • The Current State of Google Maps — Fake News, Fake Reviews

    …. You and I would have sold them short years ago. I see them totally caught between the boutique side of things and unable to scale fast enough to get out of Google’s and Facebook’s way. David: Well, yes. I’m probably as harsh a Yelp critic as anyone, but let’s set Yelp aside for now and focus on Google. I’ve been following with great interest…

    Street Fightin SEO Google- 18 readers -
  • How to Influence Customers Through Online Reviews

    … Trust matters, particularly in the “fake news” era, and consumers are getting smarter in how they research the brands and products they buy. Rather than relying on the information in website pop-up ads and marketing pitches, consumers are leaning more heavily on online reviews. This is especially true for gen-Xers and millennials, who ranked…

    Stephanie Miles/ Street Fightin How To's- 22 readers -
  • Could Chipotle Have Saved Millions of Dollars By Taking Online Reviews More Seriously?

    …. on platforms such as Yelp, Foursquare and Google My Business. These all shared similarities: Eating at Chipotle was a disappointment for the same two reasons that executives found out through their survey. Customers were describing their sub-par dining experiences in brutal terms, writing that service staff were “inexperienced,” the waiting time…

    Street Fight- 34 readers -
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