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 and Portugal. It supports 14 languages.
“Mexico is a vibrant mosaic of micheladas, mole, and muralism, just to name a few of its cultural contributions,” says Miriam Warren, Yelp’s VP of New Markets. “Whether you’re looking for a taco fix, a refreshing pulque, or a beautiful alebrije for your home, locals will now be able to find their favorite businesses on Yelp.”
Yelp’s efforts in Mexico will start with Mexico City, and at 20 million people, the company says it’s already Yelp’s largest city.
Yelp recently announced that tis number of reviews is up to over 53 million, and average monthly unique visitors were at at 120 million. Local businesses on Yelp total over 67,000.
During its earnings call, and in its report last month, Yelp stressed that geographic expansion is high on its priority list for 2014.
Earlier this week, Yelp and Yahoo announced that Yelp business listings are now integrated in to Yahoo’s local search results in the U.S.
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