Yelp announced that all users can now see how many people have viewed their reviews for the 90 days prior. This should only encourage people to post more reviews, because people love to see stats about the things they've done online.
"For years Yelpers have been taking the time to share local insight knowing their reviews and photos help others find the best businesses out there," says Yelp product manager Jake B. "Compliments let you know when someone finds your review especially useful, funny, or cool, but that’s just a fraction of the people your reviews are reaching. Now users in all Yelp countries can see just how many people are benefiting from their contributions on Yelp with the addition of total views for the last 90 days of their reviews, photos, and profile. These stats are visible only to the user and can be seen on Yelp desktop and mobile. Views are compiled from activity across all platforms."
"We know it’s a commitment to be a Yelper, and we’re continually grateful for the time and effort our community puts into sharing their wisdom," he adds. "It’s fun to share your opinions, but it’s even more fulfilling to know that thousands of people are led to the best ham sandwich they’ve ever tasted, or the small bridal shop where they purchased the perfect wedding gown, or have avoided some wonky dental work, all thanks to the experiences you and your fellow Yelpers shared."
The company said in October that its cumulative reviews grew 35% year over year, reaching 90 million in Q3.
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