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Yelp Announces New API Console

Yelp Announces New API Console

Yelp announced that it’s giving developers a new API Console enabling them to “explore the detail and depth of responses” returned by its API without having to write any code. It’s also ending v1 of the API. “Yelp’s API allows any developer to build rich user experiences by integrating Yelp’s local business information, reviews, and pictures into their web and …

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Study Slams Google For ‘Reducing Social Welfare’ With ‘Lower Quality Results’

Study Slams Google For ‘Reducing Social Welfare’ With ‘Lower Quality Results’

Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu and Yelp collaborated on a study of Google’s search results, and have declared that Google is hurting the consumer experience of search results by favoring is own content which in some cases may be inferior to organic results that would otherwise be surfaced. The paper was presented at Oxford University’s Antitrust Enforcement Symposium, and …

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Yelp Tells Businesses How To Respond To Reviews

Yelp Tells Businesses How To Respond To Reviews

Businesses have a tricky relationship with Yelp. On the one hand, it can be a great way for customers to find a business, and a positive Yelp presence can encourage the customer to actually visit. On the flipside, negative reviews can be very damaging, and have led to plenty of defamation suits. Do you interact with negative reviews of your …

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Yelp Is Looking For Small Business Owners To Offer Advice

Yelp put out an announcement calling for small business owners to volunteer for its Small Biz Advisory Council. Specifically, they’re looking for Yelp aficionados who wish to act as representatives for business owners around the world and share insights with Yelp execs. Yelp manager of local business outreach Rosie Akenhead writes: Every year, Yelp selects a diverse group of people …

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Yelp Slaps 51 Businesses With Consumer Alert Warnings

Yelp announced that it has activated a new round of consumer alerts, this time slapping 51 businesses with the alert messages. While the alerts themselves show messages to consumers who stumble upon the Yelp pages of these businesses, the real message is to the business themselves, and that message is: “We don’t tolerate review manipulation.” “Consumers have the right to …

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Yelp Aims To Better Deal With Duplicate Business Listings

Duplicate listings have proven to be a pretty big challenge for Yelp, the company revealed in a post on its engineering blog. It’s not an issue Yelp takes lightly, and it’s putting new measures in place to help deal with it as time goes on. So far, under its current system, Yelp has been able to merge over 500,000 duplicate …

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Yelp Adds Online Boutique Shopping

Yelp announced that it is now offering local boutique shopping through its website and mobile apps via a new partnership with Shoptiques.com. This enables users to purchase items from various local boutiques, directly through Yelp. This is only the first partner (with presumably more to come) Yelp has made in the shopping category, which is its largest category of reviewed …

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Facebook Puts Critic Content On Restaurant Pages

It appears that Facebook is taking another step in offering an alternative to Yelp and similar services. The company has reportedly partnered with a number of content providers to show reviews from food critics on restaurants’ Facebook Pages. The feature is being tested according to multiple reports. Facebook tells me that yes, they’ll include negative critical reviews on restaurant pages: …

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Yelp For Sale? Report Says It’s Exploring Options

Yelp might be up for sale, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, which says, citing people familiar with the matter, that it is working with investment bankers and has “been in touch with potential buyers” in recent weeks. It notes that the company could still decide against a sale, but it seems to be exploring its options. …

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Yelp Wants Users To Speak Up About Nevada Bill

Yelp is encouraging its users around the country, but particularly in Nevada, to let members of the Nevada State Assembly and Governor Brian Sandoval’s office know that they oppose a bill sponsored by casino Mogul Steve Wynn, which the company says would roll back the state’s anti-SLAPP law. If you’re unfamiliar with the term SLAPP, it stands for Strategic Lawsuit …

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Yelp Talks About Its Efforts In Ad Sales

Yelp released its Q1 earnings report on Wednesday, disappointing investors and sending its share price downward. The company did emphasize its rapid mobile growth. Another big focus of the company’s earnings call was on its salesforce. On its previous earnings call, Yelp had talked about beefing up its sales staff, saying it planned to increase sales headcount by 40% this …

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Dealing With An Increasingly Mobile Yelp

Yelp released its Q1 financial results on Wednesday with a 55% revenue increase compared to the same quarter last year, but falling short of analysts’ expectations and sending its stock price down. Still, the company grew its cumulative reviews by 36% to 77 million, including a record 6 million reviews contributed during the quarter. Do you expect Yelp’s increasing mobile …

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