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Should Yelp Be Worried About Amazon?

This week, Reuters reported that Amazon is readying the launch of a new local services marketplace, which would not only compete with large chain stores, but also with local review sites like Yelp. Many businesses in a variety of spaces have had to contend with tremendous competition from the ecommerce giant. It appears that Yelp is next. Should Yelp be …

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Yelp On The Defensive Once Again

Once again, Yelp is drawing the kind of media attention that it would like to avoid, but which has been following it around for years. You know the deal. A business claims Yelp is holding positive reviews hostage in its review filter because they refused to pay for ads. We hear this claim time and time again from business after …

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Are Video Reviews On Yelp A Good Idea?

Yelp is reportedly getting video reviews. As of the time of this writing, the company hasn’t formally announced the feature yet, but Business Insider spoke with mobile product manager Madhu Prabaker, who told the publication about the feature, and gave it a sneak peek at the functionality on the app. As a business, do you like the idea of user-generated …

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Yelp Equates Asking For Reviews To Spam

Yelp announced on Wednesday that it has issued a new round of Consumer Alerts, the warnings that appear on businesses’ Yelp pages informing users that they’re not to be trusted. The company didn’t say how many it issued this time around, but it did call out a few businesses by name. The company is also discouraging businesses from asking customers …

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Yelp Launches New Reservations Tool

Yelp announced the launch of a new free tool for businesses to let customers book reservations online. The tool, called Yelp Reservations, follows the company’s acquisition of SeatMe last year. For now, it’s available for businesses in the restaurant and nightlife categories in the US, Canada, UK, and Ireland. “Business owners can set up the free Yelp Reservations capability through …

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Yelp Calls On Small Businesses To Help Them Come Up With Ideas

Yelp has put a call out for new members of the Yelp Small Business Advisory Council. Any local business owner is encouraged to apply. Members participate in an annual summit at Yelp’s headquarter, provide input on products under development, brainstorm new ideas for company executives to consider, and serve as a resource for other business owners who have questions about …

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Yelp Expands Into Argentina, Its 27th Country

Yelp continues to expand internationally with a launch in Argentina, its 27th market. This comes just two months after Yelp’s Mexico launch, further expanding the company’s presence in Latin America, which also includes Brazil. People in Argentina can now create accounts at Yelp.com.ar. The iPhone and Android apps as well as business owner tools will also be available in the …

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Yelp Wraps Up SBA Event Series, Calls It A Success

Back in January, Yelp announced a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration to launch Success With Online Reviews, a series of events to take place in different cities around the country. That has now concluded, and according to Yelp it was successful. The series was meant to educate businesses about “what it takes to have success in a world …

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Better Business Bureau Defends Yelp

Rarely does a week go by these days in which there isn’t at least one report of business owners complaining about Yelp’s business practices. The latest one comes from an ABC affiliate out of Philadelphia, which conducted an investigation of its own. Has your business had a legitimate gripe with Yelp? Let us know in the comments. It says it …

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Yelp Earnings Released, Revenue Up 65% YoY

Yelp just released its earnings report for the first quarter with revenue at $76.4 billion, up 66% from the same period last year. Cumulative reviews grew by 46% year-over-year, reaching about 57 million, with active business accounts growing 65% to 74,000. Average unique monthly visitors were 132 million, up 30% year-over-year. Average monthly mobile unique visitors grew 52% to 61 …

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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 online experts. Included is some discussion about the impact of Yelp on the revenues of restaurants, retailers, and other businesses. …

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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 and businesses,” says Justin Overdorrf, business development lead at Yelp. Business owners accepting Bitcoin as a payment option can update …

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