Press

Overview

About Yelp

Yelp (NYSE: YELP) connects people with great local businesses. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Singapore, Poland, Turkey, New Zealand, the Czech Republic, Brazil, Portugal, Mexico, Japan, Argentina, Chile, and Hong Kong. Yelp had a monthly average of 135 million unique visitors in Q4 2014*. By the end of Q4 2014 Yelpers had written more than 71 million rich, local reviews, making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. Approximately 72 million unique visitors visited Yelp via their mobile device on a monthly average basis during Q4 2014. For more information, please visit http://www.yelp.com/ or send an email to press@yelp.com.


* Source: Google Analytics

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Yelp Facts

  • Yelp had a monthly average of 135 million unique visitors in Q4 2014*
  • Yelpers have written more than 71 million reviews by the end of Q4 2014
  • Yelp Factsheet

* Source: Google Analytics

Distribution of Reviews

We crunched the numbers and here's what we found (as of Q4 2014).

Distribution of All Reviews - 42% of all reviews have a rating of 5 stars, while 25% have 4 stars. 11% have 3 stars, 8% have 2, and finally, only 14% have 1 star.