Yelp Acquires German Review Site Restaurant-Kritik

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Yelp announced that it has acquired Hamburg-based restaurant review company Restaurant-Kritik, which means Yelp will control more of the online review scene in Germany.

Yelp plans on integrating the content from the site into Yelp Germany. It's unclear whether the Restaurant-Kritik site will remain operational. Yelp says in a blog post:

Restaurant-Kritik joining Yelp helps make the largest global community of reviewers and great local information even stronger. Now available in major metros in 29 countries across the world, the addition of Restaurant-Kritik content to the Yelp family will see us further expand our depth of content in one of our core European markets.

Kritikers themselves (as Restaurant-Kritik users are known) have long been asking about the possibility of joining a global community of reviewers, and we’re thrilled to be able to connect them to Yelpers across the globe with the same passion for discovering local businesses and commitment to sharing their experiences to help other consumers find the best businesses around them, wherever they are.

Yelp released its Q3 earnings report this week with 67% revenue growth year-over-year. Cumulative reviews were up 41% at 67 million. Average monthly unique visitors grew 19% year over year to about 139 million.

Image via Restaurant-Kritik

Chris Crum

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