March 11 marks the one year anniversary of a major turning point in the lives of people in America – it’s the date the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic. In the days and weeks that followed, cities and states mandated business closures and implemented stay-at-home orders in an effort to… 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
Last December, we asked Yelpers to tell us about their favorite restaurants, the lunchtime go-tos and special occasion spots that they can’t wait to return to. Today, we are thrilled to reveal the Top 100 Places to Eat in 2021. This year’s list is the culmination of thousands of suggestions we received from the Yelp… Read more
Supporting local businesses has always been core to the mission of Yelp and of the millions of amazing businesses, there are also so many that are Black-owned. Over the last year, we have seen people turn to Yelp to find and support Black-owned businesses in unprecedented numbers. In fact, searches for Black-owned businesses were up… Read more
Last year was full of unexpected challenges and local businesses served as a mirror for the fluctuations that defined the U.S. economy. In our previous Yelp Economic Average reports in Q2 and Q3, we reported on business closures across the country and the resilience of local businesses evidenced through new openings and reopenings, respectively.
As a new year begins, and people around the world set New Year’s resolutions — committing to regular exercise, practicing meditation, or starting a gratitude journal — many people are resolving to organize their homes, and keep them that way throughout 2021. Analyzing five years of Yelp data from 2015 to 2019 reveals that consumer… Read more
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted every facet of our lives, from the dishes we craved at home to the home improvements we made to the beauty treatments we couldn’t live without. With 2020 being a year like no other, it’s no surprise that we’ll continue to feel the palpable impact of COVID-19 in our local… Read more
When music lovers catch a show at a local concert venue, they are doing more than creating great memories: They are supporting great local businesses. Small music venues—which contribute so much to the social fabric of communities across our country—are often independently owned. According to a recent survey from the National Independent Venue Association, many… Read more