Yelp Enters Chile, Its 28th Country

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Yelp announced that it has now penetrated its 28th country - Chile.

"The distance from Yelp’s office in Manhattan to our headquarters in San Francisco is 2,600 miles, which happens to be —from toe to tip — the same length as the newest country to join Yelp!" said Miriam Warren, VP of New Markets at Yelp. "It’s the home to some 17 million people, countless penguins, and the world’s largest swimming pool."

"This South American country may be svelte, but it’s actually twice the size of Germany by landmass," she added. "Not only do they boast the world’s longest mountain range, The Andes, Chile also administers Easter Island and has claims in Antarctica: adding tropical and frozen tundra to their diverse palette of climates."

Yelp is starting its foray into Chile with Santiago, the country's capital and largest city, which hosts over a third of the nation's population. Yelp says it has "seven million soon-to-be-Yelpers."

Yelp's Chile destination can be found at or with the mobile apps.

Yelp recently announced its first quarter of profitability since going public in 2012. Cumulative reviews grew 44% year-over-year to 61 million while average unique monthly visitors grew 27% to 138 million. Average monthly mobile unique visitors grew 51% to 68 million. Active local business accounts grew 55% to 79.9 thousand.

The company has also been celebrating its ten-year anniversary. CEO Jeremy Stoppelman blogged about the journey, sharing a bunch of stats in an infographic.

Before expanding into Chile, Yelp most recently entered Argentina. Before that it was Japan and Mexico.

According to Stoppelman, Japan led iOS app downloads last quarter.

Image via Yelp

Chris Crum
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