How did a simple internet search for a doctor lead to the creation of Yelp? How has the site grown so rapidly? Why is it called Yelp? We will answer these burning questions and more in part two of our Inside Yelp interview with Yelp co-founder and CEO Jeremy Stoppelman.
The next to star in this blog series is Jenny L, Community Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland. What did you do before becoming a CM at Yelp? I read a lot of books, went to student productions of Arthur Miller plays and had aspirations of becoming a penniless author before landing myself a marketing role…. Read more
When Yelp sent out applications for this past year’s Small Business Advisory Council I thought: “Seriously? I barely have time for my business much less a council for someone else’s business.” So the application sat in my inbox for two weeks. Finally, my curiosity into what was motivating Yelp to create such a council won… Read more
(How many times consumers used the internet to find a local business in the past 12 months. Photo credit: Search Engine Land) Search Engine Land’s recent Local Consumer Review Survey looked at the way consumer behavior has changed since 2010. Interestingly, one of the key findings was that most people surveyed were just as likely… Read more
Last year, while looking at my Yelp Owner’s Account, I read that Yelp was putting together a Small Business Advisory Council. The stated purpose of the council was to provide direct feedback to Yelp executives and product teams as they continued to build out different parts of their website. If I remember accurately, my application… Read more
Last year, while looking at my Yelp Owner’s Account, I read that Yelp was putting together a Small Business Advisory Council. The stated purpose of the council was to provide direct feedback to Yelp executives and product teams as they continued to build out different parts of their website. If I remember accurately, my application read… Read more
Today we’re excited to announce that Yelp advertisers now have the option to add video to their business profile page. I’ve personally viewed hundreds of these videos and I have to say that they can really help yelpers get a sense of a business’s ambiance, personality, and specialties in a very short amount of time…. Read more
Yelp can be a powerful tool for non-profits.
Craig Stoll, owner of popular San Francisco restaurants Delfina and Pizzeria Delfina recently captured headlines after putting a few of his business’ negative reviews on staff t-shirts. The news broke on 7×7 and was picked up by numerous blogs and newspapers, even American Idol host Ryan Seacrest took note! The local buzz has now spread… Read more