Yelp may be great for reviews about restaurants, but if you're in need of a public restroom, Flushd, a slickly designed app for Apple's iPhone and iPad, promises relief.
Welcome to Hot Topics, in which food industry people chime in on a major issue in food. Over the years, Yelp has evoked some considerable ire from chefs and restaurateurs frustrated not just by negative reviews, but also insinuations of...
YouTube and haters go together like biscuits and gravy. Comedian Brock Baker deals with his share of hateful comments, and decided to
Online reviews have been around for a long time. Yelp, Zagat, Google Local, City Search and other online destinations are (or were) leading destinations for local reviews of local businesses. But there’s a problem. A recent study by local online marketing company Yodle indicates that small businesses are not paying enough attention to how important [...]Show More Summary
Yelp and others involved in online reviewing say medical professionals are increasingly being caught faking customer reviews.
Last night on Parks and Recreation uberman Ron Swanson (played by Nick Offerman) took to Yelping, but in a particularly offline sort of way (by using a typewriter to express his disapproval). "Speaking of bad reviews, computers are mostly...
If The Oscars Were Reviewed on Yelp A lot of people have been to the Academy Awards, and they have a lot to say about it on Yelp. Submitted by: zpoitras Regular Keywords: Academy Awards Oscars ceremony funny yelp reviews fake brody meryl...Show More Summary
We've seen several examples of how Yelp and online reviews can impact a company's behavior. Sometimes that impact takes the form of the company in question going nuclear on the reviewers and subsequently crying "hack." Other times companies attempt to get reviewers into hot water through criminal charges. Show More Summary
Yelp! has released their list of the 100 best places to eat in America, and it’s not like any such list you’ve seen. The ratings site relies on reviews from everyone, from self-styled critics to tourists to you and me. In this list, pricy Michelin-rated restaurants don’t have an advantage over the local crab shack. Show More Summary
Online review site Yelp has unleashed a very scientific list of the Top 100 Places to Eat, a.k.a. the "100 must-try spots in the US to get your #nomnom on." The site crunched numbers comparing national restaurants' star ratings...
As helpful as crowdsourced review sites like Yelp can be, not every write-up is of use to a consumer trying to figure out whether a restaurant is worth the trip. Sometimes it’s because the review is too vague (“The menu wasn’t amazing” is one I come across too often). Other times it’s too specific (“The napkins didn’t match the table … [More]
Chinese Internet giant Tencent announced today that it has taken a 20 percent stake in Dianping.com, a Chinese daily deals and local reviews site that is often compared to US-based Yelp, as... Keep reading ?
Are review sites and local business listing services really impartial? Or, do other factors play a substantial role in how businesses are listed on Yelp? One current theory making the rounds is that local business listing services and review sites use paid advertising space as leverage to make some small businesses appear superior to their direct competitors. read more
Review site Yelp has rewarded 11 "Elite" members with a spot on its brand-new Advisory Council For Really Outstanding National Yelp Members (ACRONYM), gathering them together at a recent summit to discuss "Yelp's power to connect people with great...
Yelp redesigned its look and feel to give more space to imagery and make accessing information about a local business or place simpler. With a new image carousel and more space for review content, Yelp has finally capitalized on the power of imagery.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced to employees recently that Yelp’s local business business listings and reviews will soon appear in Yahoo’s search results. This is a victory for Mayer, who attempted to buy Yelp for $500 million back in 2009 when she worked at Google. Show More Summary
Jokes on you! Racist Restaurant Gets Reviewed As Best Gay Bar In Oklahoma Via Americans Against The Tea Party reports: Gary’s Chicaros, one of the few establishments in which homophobic white supremacists can eat in peace without an...
Last call at Gary's Chicaros is always served at quarter-to-Balls. (via Yelp) What happens when you go on local television to say "I really don't want gays around" at your restaurant? Your restaurant, Gary's Chicaros, magically turns...Show More Summary
Marissa Mayer's latest move in her battle to turn Yahoo around is a partnership with Yelp -- the review site famous for loudmouths and conflicting reviews.
Just two days after it emerged Yahoo was reportedly tapping its data to boost search engine results, business review site Yelp is giving its own site a bit of a... Keep reading ?