If you’re looking for restaurant reviews, there are plenty of options out there such as Yelp or TripAdvisor. However Google themselves have also started offering reviews of their own, and recently it was discovered by both Yelp and TripAdvisor...Show More Summary
"The decor is similar to the Rainforest Cafe."
iOS: Yelp isn’t always the most reliable source for a great restaurant. Establishments might fudge reviews; users might leave feedback based on stuff you don’t care about. Dine is a simplified version of the Yelp experience, telling you only what you want to know about a restaurant. Read more...
The site is being called the Yelp for maternity leave benefits
You might not think about your online reputation very much. Your friends on Facebook like you, you have a professional profile somewhere that people can see, and maybe your company has some good reviews on Yelp. But how people perceive...Show More Summary
It’s finally dawned on me why so many hyperlocal businesses hate Yelp and are so afraid of review sites in general. There was massive backlash against the new site Peeple, which was originally marketed as a “Yelp for individuals."
Google is still trying to beat Yelp at the user review game. Google is trying to beef up its Local Guides feature, a piece of Google Maps that feels and acts like Yelp or Foursquare in giving recommendations and offering user-generated insights into businesses like restaurants. Show More Summary
Social networking service Foursquare is now an official supplier of business listings for Apple Maps, joining Yelp in giving users ratings and reviews for local businesses.
A new study by sociologists at the City University of New York titled "The omnivore’s neighborhood? Online restaurant reviews, race, and gentrification" looked at 7,046 Yelp reviews in Greenpoint, a pre-dominantly white gentrifying neighborhood and Bed-Stuy, a pre-dominantly black gentrifying neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.
Internet comments and reviews can bring out the lowest common denominator of online citizens – Yelp being no exception. According to a new study which processed the language used in reviews, research finds that Yelp users were more likely to be negative toward traditionally black neighborhoods than traditionally white ones. Show More Summary
Google today is expanding its Local Guides program – the company’s answer to Yelp’s Elites, which encourages and rewards users for providing information on area businesses, including reviews, photos, and other details. That program has...Show More Summary
Business listings and review site Yelp has made a surpr […]
Oh, hey, look at that: according to a new study, Yelp reviews appear to have a tendency to be racist, as well as shitty, self-absorbed, fickle, and inaccurate. Fancy that. Read more...
The study looked at two Brooklyn neighborhoods: one historically white and one historically black. Yelpers don't tend to generate many great headlines for themselves. Many chefs vocally despise the online review platform, which has gained enough negative notoriety to be skewered on South Park. Show More Summary
In a relatively white part of Brooklyn, longtime restaurants are considered “cozy” and “authentic.” In a relatively black one, the disappearance of such places made one reviewer “happy to witness a changing neighborhood.”
This post is brought to you by Link-Assistant.Com Social media is a key component for businesses of any size. Whether it’s a restaurant managing their Facebook page and Yelp reviews, or a massive corporation whose message must be coordinated...Show More Summary
Researchers Sharon Zukin, Scarlett Lindeman and Laurie Hurson whittled down a sampling of 7,000 reviews of both the trendiest and top reviewed traditional restaurants of both neighborhoods, eventually focusing in on 1056 reviews that explicitly stated the neighborhood in which the restaurant was located. Show More Summary
Maybe not always the case. A new study that examines the language of Yelp restaurant reviews in the gentrifying neighborhoods of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Greenpoint finds that race factors heavily into users' perceptions and descriptions of businesses. Show More Summary
Believe it or not, businesses can still sue you over negative online reviews—for now.
Shares of local listings and reviews purveyors Yelp (YELP) are up 62 cents, or 2.5%, at $25.60, in late trading, after IAC/Interactive (IACI) disclosed after market close that it has offered to pay $8.75 per share for local info site Angie’s List (ANGI), a 10% premium to ANGI’s close of $7.92. Angie’s List stock is up 96 […]