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Yelp Sued Over “Best Of” City Recommendations Yelp Sued Over “Best Of” City Recommendations
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If you’re a Yelp user, you’re probably familiar with their “Best of” feature that appears at the top of city pages. For instance, visiting Yelp’s Denver page gives users a best of snapshot complete with restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and various …

Yelp Acquires Qype, Shares Preliminary Q3 Financial Results Yelp Acquires Qype, Shares Preliminary Q3 Financial Results

Yelp has acquired European reviews site Qype. Yelp has acquired all of Qype’s shares, for about €18.6 million and 970,000 shares of Yelp’s Class A common stock, bringing the total purchase price to about $50 million USD. Qype is based …

Yelp Slaps Consumer Alerts On Business Pages For Those Who Have Paid For Reviews Yelp Slaps Consumer Alerts On Business Pages For Those Who Have Paid For Reviews
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Yelp announced today that it is now showing warnings to users when they have found businesses that have paid for reviews. If you are looking at such a business on the site, you’ll be greeted with a “Consumer Alert”. This …

Foursquare to Launch New Search-Oriented Homepage Foursquare to Launch New Search-Oriented Homepage

We say it a lot whenever we’re talking about Foursquare – but the company that started as a simple gamified check-in app has been consistently “moving beyond the check-in” as of late. They recently launched a massive redesign of their …

Pizza Guy Who Bear Hugged Obama Finds Support on Facebook Pizza Guy Who Bear Hugged Obama Finds Support on Facebook

Who would’ve thought that a simple hug could lead to so much online political posturing? The last week has undoubtedly been a rollercoaster ride for Scott Van Duzer, owner of local pizza place Big Apple Pizza in Fort Pierce, Florida. …

The Man Who Hugged Obama Has His Yelp Page Turned Into A Political Turf War The Man Who Hugged Obama Has His Yelp Page Turned Into A Political Turf War
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One of the funnier stories from last week featured President Obama visiting a local pizza shop in Fort Pierce, Florida called Big Apple Pizza. The owner, Scott Van Duzer, gave the president a mighty bear hug. I thought the Secret …

Restaurant Claims Yelp Is Deleting Their Positive Reviews Restaurant Claims Yelp Is Deleting Their Positive Reviews
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Do you use Yelp? If so, you probably let it decide which restaurant you’re going to visit when traveling. You don’t want to eat at a potentially bad place and Yelp helps decide what’s good in a community based upon …

Yelp Has A New Redesign, And Here’s What It Looks Like Yelp Has A New Redesign, And Here’s What It Looks Like
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Most of the time, when a popular site pushes out a major redesign, it gets a large amount of backlash from users who liked the way things were. Whether users like Yelp’s new design or not, I don’t think many …

Yelp Stock Up On Upbeat Q2 Earnings Report Yelp Stock Up On Upbeat Q2 Earnings Report

Yelp has released its Q2 earnings report. The company managed to beat Wall Street expectations with revenue of $32.7 million for the quarter, up 67% from the same quarter last year. At the same time, Yelp’s cumulative reviews grew by 54% …

Yelp App For iPhone Is Supposed To Be “Awesome” Yelp App For iPhone Is Supposed To Be “Awesome”
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Yelp has redesigned its mobile experience, and it’s getting a great deal of praise (particularly the updated iPhone app). “The old design of our business pages has served us well, but it was time for a remodel,” said Yelp’s Director …

iOS 6 Maps Getting Yelp Check-Ins? iOS 6 Maps Getting Yelp Check-Ins?
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When Apple unveiled iOS 6 during their WWDC 2012 keynote two weeks ago, they showed of a whole slew of new features. One of the most noteworthy, of course, was the all-new Maps app. The new Maps, done largely in-house …

Bing Tops Google, Ties Yellow Pages for Best Local Search Bing Tops Google, Ties Yellow Pages for Best Local Search
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Bing’s local search tool recently received a 500cc injection of good, wholesome vitamin Yelp to boost the quality of search results for local businesses. The Bing Local “Powered by Yelp” combo looks to go a long way in improving local …

Bing Gets Yelp’s Help to Provide Better Local Search Content Bing Gets Yelp’s Help to Provide Better Local Search Content
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Bing’s stepping up its search game today by adding some heavy artillery thanks to Yelp. The two companies have announced an agreement in which Yelp’s archives of reviews, photos, and other details will be used to surface content to Bing …

A Few Best Practices for Managing Your Business Online A Few Best Practices for Managing Your Business Online

As the competitive landscape for small businesses continues to be challenging, it has become increasingly important for small business owners to regularly examine their marketing efforts to evaluate what is working and what is not. With the proliferation of marketing …

Yelp Adds New Updates Feature to Android App Yelp Adds New Updates Feature to Android App

Local research and reviews platfrom Yelp has just released a new notification bar for Android 3.1, according to its company blog. The new update follows Yelp’s recent addition of private user check-in comments. Here’s a screenshot of the new addition: …

Yelp Rolls Out Check-in Comments Yelp Rolls Out Check-in Comments

According to the Yelp company blog, they will now be rolling out with the ability for users to leave Check-In Comments when their friends visit an establishment. This will allow users to leave instant reviews or tips when one of …

Yelp IPO Sets Price at $15 Per Share Yelp IPO Sets Price at $15 Per Share

The Yelp IPO is on its way and they have set the price at $15 per share, which is a great sign. Initially the stock was expected to trade at $12 to $14 per share, so its priced above target, …

Yelp Brings Something Yummy to the State of Denmark Yelp Brings Something Yummy to the State of Denmark
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Attention Dutch gourmands both green and seasoned: ready your palates and forks and save room for your typing skills because Yelp has announced that their network of customer reviews and rankings of restaurants and businesses are now available to your …

The Cash Value of Social Media Information [Infographic] The Cash Value of Social Media Information [Infographic]

Ever wonder how our social media platforms make enough money to continue to operate? What is the value of the information we send to our social media profiles? These are interesting questions and the folks at backupify.com have been wondering …

What is a Tweet Worth? [INFOGRAPHIC] What is a Tweet Worth? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Tweets, wall posts, check-ins, pins, pokes, etc. are all content of value to the social media companies that host them. And now Backupify, a cloud data backup service, put together a chart representing their study on what these actual values …

New Yelp Metrics Improve Its Use For Business New Yelp Metrics Improve Its Use For Business
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Yelp is one of the better social media services for small businesses that want to track how their brand is doing out in the real world. The site has introduced some new metrics that makes the site even more attractive …