Yelp

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    Not available
  • Total Downloads:
    166
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 07, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Webware

Editors' Review

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Yelp is an online reviews service for local eateries and attractions. Users can leave reviews for any business they've been to, including photos and personal anecdotes. Yelp then gives the establishment a 1-5 star rating based on the total number of ratings, which makes it easy to find out whether or not a restaurant is worth going to.

In a particularly handy turn, Yelp's service can also be found on mobile devices, allowing users to look up reviews on-the-fly when visiting a new city or confronted with an unfamiliar business. The service manifests both as a mobile-friendly Web app and a native client where users can pen in the beginnings of a new review while out and about. Another recent development is the highly sought-after expansion to international locations with sites popping up in Canada, Ireland, and the U.K.

In the past year, Yelp has suffered harsh criticisms for its advertising program that targets businesses that want to improve the way their review pages look. Businesses that pay can remove on-page recommendations for competing restaurants, and select a single user review to go on top of all the others. In response to claims that this was giving businesses a leg up, Yelp recently introduced a way for business owners to publicly respond to user reviews (both good and bad), so that all other users can see.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Provides a solid service"

October 04, 2011  |  By chkntetrazini

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Pros

Reviews on nearly everything where I live (SF).

Cons

Sometimes bitter people write reviews that aren't totally accurate. And reviews that are too positive seem like they're written by the businesses themselves sometimes.

Summary

I have to admit, whenever anybody invites me to a new restaurant or a bar or whatever, I check yelp to see what people say. And if the place has over 4 stars, I usually feel comfortable going there. Sometimes people get a little too interested in writing stuff that's mean or clever, but overall it's a good way to report when a business is either doing things the right way ... or if they're screwing up.

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1 stars

"YELP in HELL"

October 02, 2009  |  By jehovazion1

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Pros

YELP is a den of snakes and deserve to BURN for the lies and slander they spread on the web.

Cons

PRAY PSALMS 140 FOR THEIR DESTRUCTION!

Summary

Say five times: "Archangel Michael destroy YELP now!"

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Yelp
Publisher web site http://www.yelp.com/
Release Date June 07, 2007
Date Added June 07, 2007
Version
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Social Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Webware
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 166
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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