The start of the new year brought many positive changes to local economies – a downward trend of nationwide COVID-19 cases, more than 200 million vaccinations administered and many local businesses reopening with larger capacity and indoor operations. In January, our Yelp Economic Average 2020 annual report showed early signs of recovery, even during the… Read more
Supporting Asian-owned businesses is more important than ever amid an alarming increase in violence targeting the Asian community and a long history of anti-Asian racism in the U.S. To help consumers show support and appreciation for Asian communities and businesses, we’re launching a new, searchable Asian-owned business attribute for Yelp Pages and amplifying the voices… Read more
Throughout the course of the pandemic, millions of businesses have been impacted by public health restrictions and economic uncertainty. Unfortunately, businesses owned by people in underserved communities have been disproportionately impacted. Yet, these diverse businesses are critical to the recovery of local economies.
Thank you to everyone who attended the summit! Session recordings are posted below and on Yelp’s YouTube channel. Yelp’s first-ever Women in Business Summit is taking place on March 24-25 and will bring together women in all industries to share insights and learn from each other. This two-day event will include panels, presentations,… Read more
For more than 15 years, Yelp has prioritized content integrity by mitigating misinformation, fighting against fraud and protecting data quality on our platform. Today, Yelp is announcing the launch of our new Trust and Safety site, the release of our first-ever Trust and Safety report, and a new update to our recommendation software. Our new… Read more
Providing accurate information continues to be vital for businesses of all types, whether you’ve changed your hours of operation or are offering curbside pickup. These six sections can be easily updated on your Yelp Business Page to help communicate operational changes. Provide details about your pickup, takeout, or delivery servicesAdd health and safety measuresUpdate your… Read more
Yelp, the company that connects people with great local businesses, today announced it has deposited $10 million of its cash reserves with minority-owned financial institutions that support Black and underserved communities, including Broadway Federal Bank (Broadway), Carver Federal Savings Bank (Carver) and Citizens Savings Bank and Trust Company (Citizens Savings Bank).
Yelp exists to empower and protect consumers. It’s why millions of people come to our platform every day — the reviews and ratings on Yelp are consistently good predictors of their own offline experiences with local businesses.
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many young adults ditched their rentals and returned to their childhood homes to live with their parents, according to a Pew Research Center report. Its analysis of Current Population Survey data found that about 52% of young Americans ages 18 to 29 are now living with at least… Read more