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 and Argentina. Yelp had a monthly average of 138 million unique visitors in Q2 2014*. By the end of Q2 2014 Yelpers had written more than 61 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 68 million unique visitors visited Yelp via their mobile device on a monthly average basis during Q2 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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Chicago Tribune

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Mashable

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TechCrunch

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USA Today

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Yelp adds video feature in mobile app

FOX News

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Yelp data tracks popular food trends

Slate

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Entrepreneur

6/17/2014

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Irish Independent

6/6/2014

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New York Times

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Business Insider

5/21/2014

Yelp Is Adding A New Video Feature To Its Reviews

KGO Radio

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TechCrunch

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Mashable

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USA Today

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Fast Company

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Fast Company

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KQED

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The Atlantic

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Mashable

3/12/2014

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Fast Company

3/10/2014

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ABC Chicago

3/10/2014

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TIME

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WebProNews

2/28/2014

Yelp Slaps Consumer Alerts On More Pages, Renews Them On Others

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

2/26/2014

Businesses, LGBT activists react to veto

The Next Web

2/11/2014

Yelp puts photos front and center with new design

Fast Company

2/10/2014

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Fast Company

2/4/2014

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WebProNews

1/21/2014

Yelp And SBA Team Up On Online Reviews Initiative

Bloomberg TV

1/20/2014

Yelp CEO Says Mobile `Nearly Half' of Business

Bloomberg

1/20/2014

Yelp’s Stoppelman Says Mobile Boom to Aid International Growth

 

Company Announcements

Yelp Facts

  • Yelp had a monthly average of 138 million unique visitors in Q2 2014*
  • Yelpers have written more than 61 million reviews by the end of Q2 2014
  • Yelp Factsheet

* Source: Google Analytics

Distribution of Reviews

We crunched the numbers and here's what we found (as of Q2 2014).

Distribution of All Reviews - 41% of all reviews have a rating of 5 stars, while 26% have 4 stars. 12% have 3 stars, 8% have 2, and finally, only 13% have 1 star.