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Groupon Deals Could Hurt the Reputation of Your Business Groupon Deals Could Hurt the Reputation of Your Business
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The type of headline we ran here probably isn’t exactly the kind of thing Groupon wants to see circulating throughout the Blogosphere these days, considering all the negative press the company has been getting lately, but it is a conclusion …

The Decline of Yelp Deals The Decline of Yelp Deals
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As discussed in a previous article, Yelp is cutting back on its Deals positions, which is interesting considering that it comes at a time when Facebook is pulling the plug on its deals product (though it will still have check-in …

Yelp Cuts Back On Daily Deals, Great Timing for Groupon Yelp Cuts Back On Daily Deals, Great Timing for Groupon

It’s an interesting time for the daily deals space. As previously reported, Facebook, which may assumed would be a major player, has decided to fold its deals product, though the company is keeping around check-in deals. Yelp, another popular service …

Yelp Launches App for iPad

Yelp has launched a long-awaited (by iPad users) iPad app. It’s now available in the iTunes Store. 

The app lets users do the following:

- Search for businesses using a new landscape map/list mode, or flip your iPad into portrait for a full screen view

- Browse business information and reviews

- Write Yelp reviews and share to Twitter and/or Facebook

- Bookmark businesses you want to try or have been meaning to review

- Sign up for a Yelp Account

Businesses Can Offer Customers Deals for Checking In with Yelp

Yelp has announced check-in offers for businesses, meaning that businesses can offer Yelp users special deals for checking in at their place of business. Check-ins are tied to Twitter and Faecbook (for Android and iPhone users), so when a user checks in, they are potentially sharing it with a lot of their friends. 

The feature is part of the business owner dashboard on Yelp, and the company says it gives businesses a measurable way to reward their loyal customers while attracting new ones. 

Yelp Launches Windows Phone 7 App
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Now that Windows Phone 7 devices are available in the U.S. we can expect that apps to start flooding in. Yelp announced its new Windows Phone 7 app today, available in Europe and the U.S. 

The app lets users use location-aware technology to find restaurants, shops, bars, etc. and read reviews for businesses, browse photos, map business locations, and get directions. 

What’s Going on in Search and eBusiness
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At SMX East in New York, Bing announced new Webmaster Tools features including a link report. Google also added percent change data to its own Webmaster Tools query reports. More on these here.

Yelp Beats “Deceptive Acts” Claims

Yelp recently won a case against a dentist who tried who sued the site over a negative review, claiming defamation and "deceptive acts and practices" under New York state law.

Yelp Surpasses 13 Million Reviews
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Yelp announced that it has surpassed 13 million reviews. I wonder how many of them are positive.  In a post on the company blog, CEO Jeremy Stoppelman writes:

Yelp Wins: Less Search Visibility

It looks like Yelp may have gotten its wish – for Google not to use its data for Place Pages. It is still unclear to me how less search engine visibility is a good thing, but, Google Place Pages appear to have eliminated Yelp.

Twitter Lures Sales Execs Away From Facebook, Yelp

Whatever company handles Twitter’s business cards should soon be tasked with printing a lot more batches.  Twitter’s hired two people away from Facebook and Yelp, and these individuals will act as sales execs, establishing teams and presumably "meeting and greeting" lots of potential advertisers.

When Did Search Engine Visibility Become a Bad Thing?
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Google and Yelp have had some issues for sometime, following a failed acquisition attempt, but it’s rare that the tensions between the two companies are aired for an audience. That is just what happened at TechCrunch’s Social Currency Crunchup event.

Yelp Facebook Implementation Exposes Security Concerns
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If privacy concerns weren’t enough to get people thinking about deleting their Facebook accounts, they also have security concerns to consider. As Facebook takes over the web, user information goes with it. One can only imagine the potential threats that are lurking around the corner.

Yelp To Display Filtered Reviews
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Local business review site Yelp said today it is taking steps to increase transparency about how user reviews are presented to consumers.

The move comes amid at least three lawsuits alleging that Yelp manipulates reviews based on whether a company advertises with the site.

Yelp Adds ‘Check-Ins’ To Reviews

The review site Yelp has been interesting to watch over time. It gets a lot of interest from different businesses like Google who was interested buying it. Then it gets more investment from VC’s when those deals don’t pan out.

Yahoo Possibly Interested In Yelp
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Fair warning: this is not a report upon which you should rearrange your stock portfolio.  Please don’t even bet anyone a significant amount of money.  Just the same, Carol Bartz appears to have given a hint that she’s interested in acquiring Yelp.

Yelp Not Being Acquired by Google

Update: Reports now say that Yelp has backed out of the deal.

Original Article: Multiple reports say that Google is in negotiations to acquire Yelp, a site that caters to reviews of local businesses. Mike Arrington claims to have confirmed this with "multiple sources," and says the price is at least $500 million.

Yelp Releases A Blackberry App
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Yelp users, with a Blackberry, can rejoice today as the Blackberry Yelp app has finally been released. To download the app you simply need to visit Yelp.com from your Blackberry, and you’ll see the download link.

The Blackberry Yelp app

Gmail Messages Get Richer
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It appears that they never sleep at Gmail. After the most recent improvement in conversation-saving with the service, they have now added the ability to preview YouTube, Picasa, Flickr, and Yelp content with a new Gmail Labs experiment.

Yelp Controversy Highlights Trouble With Consumer Reviews
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This consumer review thing may need to be rethought. Like just about everything else that came out of the Web 2.0 movement, customer reviews of businesses are huge targets for abuse.

Yelp Branches Out With UK Site

People who are careful with their time and money and either live in or have a fondness for the UK should be pleased.  Yelp, the site famous for offering tons of user-generated reviews, has launched a version catering to this region.