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Talk Examines How Consumers Assess ‘Absolute Value’ With Today’s Buying Tools Talk Examines How Consumers Assess ‘Absolute Value’ With Today’s Buying Tools

Google is sharing a recent talk from Itamar Simonsen and Emanual Rosen on “absolute value”. It examines how consumers asses the value of things they buy using tools of the modern era, such as review sites, price comparison apps, and …

Yelp Lets Businesses Highlight Bitcoin Acceptance Yelp Lets Businesses Highlight Bitcoin Acceptance

Yelp announced that it is now showing when businesses accept Bitcoin on business pages. This comes as a new attribute in the “More Business Info” section. “We’re constantly thinking about how to make our business attributes more useful for consumers …

Businesses Frustrated With Yelp Reviews On Yahoo Businesses Frustrated With Yelp Reviews On Yahoo

Yelp has been in the headlines as business owners have been complaining. You’re shocked, right? This seems to be a narrative that the company just can’t shake. One of the big topics this week has been about a deal Yelp …

Yelp Launches In Japan, Expands Platform To Spas & Salons Yelp Launches In Japan, Expands Platform To Spas & Salons

Continuing its ongoing international expansion, Yelp announced that it has now launched in Japan. This is the company’s 26th country, following a Mexico launch last month. Yelp’s efforts in Japan will begin in Toyko and Osaka. The site is available …

FTC Has Seen 2,046 Complaints About Yelp In Recent Years FTC Has Seen 2,046 Complaints About Yelp In Recent Years

The FTC disclosed this week that there have been 2,046 complaints filed against Yelp dating from 2008 to March 4th, 2014. While that may seem like a lot, it’s not incredibly shocking given that we see businesses complaining informally about …

A Montage Of Media Personalities Talking About Yelp A Montage Of Media Personalities Talking About Yelp

Yelp recently released this montage of its service being talked about and referenced in the media. It includes clips from everything from Ellen to Tosh.0. I couldn’t help but notice that The People’s Court was absent from the video: Image …

Yelp Introduces The Yelpulus Rift Yelp Introduces The Yelpulus Rift

Remember that Netflix video parodying Amazon’s famous drone video? It looks like Yelp tried to do something similar, making light of Facebook’s Oculus acquisition. Yelp says in the video description, “For Yelp’s Hackathon 13, this team of engineers imagined what …

Yelp To Businesses: Want More Customers? Try Our Ads. Yelp To Businesses: Want More Customers? Try Our Ads.

In a push to get more advertisers, Yelp put out a new blog post and video about why businesses should advertise on Yelp. Have you advertised on Yelp? Was the experience positive or negative? Are you considering giving it a …

Yelp Expands Into Mexico (Its 25th Country) Yelp Expands Into Mexico (Its 25th Country)

Yelp announced that it has launched in Mexico. Mexicans can now create accounts on Yelp.com.mx. Business owners should go to biz.yelp.com.mx. This is Yelp’s 25th country across five continents. Last year, it launched in New Zealand, the Czech Republic, Brazil …

Yahoo Launches Yelp Integration For Local Search Yahoo Launches Yelp Integration For Local Search

We heard last month that Yahoo and Yelp were teaming up to add local business reviews to Yahoo’s local search results. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer reportedly revealed the partnership in an employee meeting. These things never stay inside the company. …

Yelp Gets Blasted By Business Owners And Celebrity Yelp Gets Blasted By Business Owners And Celebrity

Yelp is taking some harsh criticism in the media once again. Its handling of fake reviews is coming under fire, as is its worth to consumers. Business owners are speaking out (as usual), and celebrity chef/TV personality/food writer Andrew Zimmern, …

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

Yelp announced on Friday that it has launched a new round of Consumer Alerts for “a handful of businesses” in its latest efforts to combat the ongoing problem of fake reviews. Do you think the fake review problem has gotten …

Yelp CEO Contributes $23K To Catch Whoever Has Been Trying To Poison San Francisco’s Dogs With Meatballs Yelp CEO Contributes $23K To Catch Whoever Has Been Trying To Poison San Francisco’s Dogs With Meatballs

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman is really looking to make a difference this week. Not only did he write an open letter to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer urging her to veto SB 1062, which would have allowed businesses to discriminate against …

Yelp CEO Pens Letter To Jan Brewer Urging Veto Of SB 1062 Yelp CEO Pens Letter To Jan Brewer Urging Veto Of SB 1062

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman has written an open letter to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, which was just posted to the company’s blog. Stoppelman urges Brewer to veto SB 1062, the controversial bill that would allow businesses in the state to …

Yelp Launches New Interface, Business Pages Yelp Launches New Interface, Business Pages

Yelp announced that it is rolling out a new site design along with a new look for business pages. Rather than making a few teaks, the’ve elected to take the “from the ground up” approach. The new design plays up …

Yahoo And Yelp Partner On Local Listings Yahoo And Yelp Partner On Local Listings

Well this is interesting. We were just talking about how Yelp is growing like a weed, and seems to be unstoppable. We were also talking about how Yahoo is looking for a way out of its partnership with Microsoft, and …

Yelp Pushes Through The Controversies With Big Growth And A 5-Star Quarter Yelp Pushes Through The Controversies With Big Growth And A 5-Star Quarter
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Whether you think it’s a great business tool or you think it’s killing your business, Yelp appears to be unstoppable, and continues to grow substantially. This week, the company released its earnings report for the fourth quarter and full year …

Yelp Earnings Released, Revenue Up 72% Yelp Earnings Released, Revenue Up 72%

Yelp just released its earnings report for Q4 and full year 2013. Net revenue was $70.7 million, up 72% year-over-year. The company saw strong growth across all of its revenue sources. Cumulative reviews reached 53 million, up 47% year-over-year. Average …

Nobody Wins In Yelp Defamation Suit Nobody Wins In Yelp Defamation Suit

Over a year ago, a Virginia judge ordered a Yelp user to change a negative review on the site. Building contractor Dietz Development sued user Jane Perez, claiming to have lost business because of her negative postings on the site …

Yelp To Users: Don’t Be Afraid To Leave Negative Reviews Yelp To Users: Don’t Be Afraid To Leave Negative Reviews

Yelp, it would seem, doesn’t want its users to be afraid to leave negative reviews for businesses because of some of the lawsuits that have made the headlines. Yelp Senior Director of Litigation Aaron Schur took to the Yelp blog …

Virginia Yelp Review Suit Goes To Trial Virginia Yelp Review Suit Goes To Trial

A little over a year ago, a Virginia judge ordered a Yelp user to change a negative review on the site. Jane Perez was sued by Dietz Development, a building contractor who claimed to have lost business because of her …