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Yelp is a local business and review directory.

10 things about Yelp

  1. Yelp was founded in 2004 to help people find great local businesses like dentists, hair stylists and mechanics
  2. Yelp had an average of approximately 66 million monthly unique visitors in Q4 2011
  3. Yelpers have written over 25 million local reviews
  4. In addition to reviews, you can use Yelp to find events, lists and to talk with other Yelpers
  5. Every business owner (or manager) can setup a free account to post photos and message her customers
  6. Yelp makes money by selling ads to local businesses - you'll see these clearly labeled "Yelp Ads" around the site
  7. Paying advertisers can never change or re-order their reviews
  8. Yelp has an automated filter that suppresses a small portion of reviews - it targets those suspicious ones you see on other sites
  9. You can access Yelp via iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and more - see the full list of mobile apps here.
  10. The Weekly Yelp brings locals updates on the latest and greatest business openings & other happenings.
OwnerYelp Inc.,
Launch date01 January 2004
OriginUnited States


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