This Guy Wrote 1,712 Yelp Reviews Last Year Alone, Receives Praise From Yelp

    January 7, 2014
    Chris Crum
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Oakland Yelp user Victor G. received some recognition from Yelp for posting the most reviews of 2013 with a total of 1,712 during the year. That’s a lot of reviews (about five a day).

In all, he’s written over 7,000 reviews on the site. That’s out of the 47 million reviews it hosts.

“A Yelper since December 2007 and a member of the Elite Squad six years running, Victor G. has reviewed everything from gelaterias to thrift stores,” says Yelp VP of Community Management Andrea Rubin.

Rubin actually shared the top three Yelpers of the year, which included Victor G. at number one, followed by Kim N. and Kenneth N. of Mountain View and Vancouver respectively.

The company also shared the top ten most reviewed local businesses of the year, with Bottega Louie in Los Angeles taking the top spot.

“People voiced their opinions about this LA eatery in 2,193 recommended reviews over the course of the year, boosting Bottega Louie’s overall review count to more than 7,000 while maintaining an impressive 4-star rating,” says Rubin. “Though the portobello fries are clear crowd pleasers, Bottega Louie’s famous macarons take the cake, with mentions in 1,230 reviews!”

The top ten is as follows:

1. Bottega Louie, Los Angeles, CA
2. Phil’s BBQ, San Diego, CA
3. Bi-Rite Creamery, San Francisco, CA
4. Wurstküche, Los Angeles, CA
5. Pink’s Hot Dogs, Los Angeles, CA
6. Katz’s Delicatessen, New York, NY
7. Ippudo NY, New York, NY
8. Brenda’s French Soul Food, San Francisco, CA
9. The Halal Guys, New York, NY
10. Founding Farmers, Washington, DC

Image: Victor G. (Yelp)

  • http://www.drsherman.com Maurice Sherman, MD

    Any help on influencing Yelp to take down an erroneous negative review.
    We have never seen this person, and the contact info given to us appears to be fictitious, since we have attempted to contact reviewer with no response.

  • Cara Wryck

    What a pathetic loser with no life. This dude needs some professional help to overcome his narcissistic personality disorder. And a job.

    Sorry, Maurice, there is no help for us business owners. Yelp is in business to strong arm us into buying ineffective, outrageously expensive advertising contracts. Actually these days their primary revenue stream seems to be coming from their contract cancellation fees.

    If you ask for help, Yelp will punish you by filtering out more of your good reviews. I’d leave bad enough alone.

    That’s how the evil extortioners at Yelp do.