“Your review on Yelp is destroying my business,” he says to me, clearly clenching his teeth, “How long do I have to suffer because of your negative review?” A few weeks ago, I got a phone call from a contractor because of a review I’d left. What ensued was a weirdly emotional conversation that ventured between…
Let’s not mince, dice, or julienne words here: There’s never a bad time for a burrito.
Remember that app Peeple? You know, the “Yelp for People?” It launched this week under the guise of a more sugar-coated definition of rating your friend. But guess what: It still sucks.
In case you’re ever in the position of wanting to get back at a lawyer, here’s some news from Florida: don’t get your revenge by posting false reviews across the internet, or you’ll be in the hole for $350,000.
Facebook is testing out a new, unannounced tool that allows you to search for all kinds of services in your area. Can Facebook finally kill Yelp?
The federal government wants you to review it on Yelp. Don’t do it.
If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, the Bar Roulette web app uses Uber and Yelp to send you to a highly rated bar in your area. The trick is that you don’t know where you’re going until you get there.
There’s an old joke, made famous in Woody Allen’s Annie Hall, about customers complaining at a restaurant. One woman says that the food is terrible. The other replies, I know, and such small portions! It probably won’t surprise you to learn that this joke is often played out in earnest in Yelp reviews.
After the owner of a pizzeria said last week that he wouldn’t cater a gay wedding, a group of Yelpers took action, using their reviews to bring down the business. Not customers unhappy with the service, but social justice protesters reviewing the business based on ideology. And it’s not just an isolated case.
Yelp has come under fire in the past for gaming reviews on its site and attempting to extort businesses that refuse to pay for ads. But now, it claims the Federal Trade Commission has finished a year-long investigation and found... precisely nothing to take action over.
Researching a vacation but are too busy to click through a hotel's Yelp reviews to see if it actually has rooms available? Fear not because starting today, you'll be able to book hotels through Hipmunk without ever navigating away from Yelp.
In honor of Yelp's 10th anniversary, Eater has published a fairly comprehensive history of its journey from startup to revenge vessel. The best part, though, comes at the very beginning of the journey, when Yelp's entire business model consisted of sending out what were essentially chain letters. And then badgering…
In a move that will probably backfire instantly thanks to the always lovely denizens of the internet, Yelp is now allowing you to send messages directly to business owners. All of your questions, comments, and trolls can now directly filter into the inbox of the restaurant or plumber or day care you would like to…
You wake up and there is definitely something wrong with your stomach. Could it be the tacos last night? Oh man, it was definitely the tacos at that dirty joint. So what do you do? You whine about your diarrhea on Yelp as a warning to would-be taco eaters. And now, the health department might call you up.
Yelp is going to let users upload 3-12 second videos to support their reviews from early June. The idea is to give other users a sense of the establishment's ambience—or, you know, cockroach infestation.
Emoji is strangely useful, whether you're recapping wildly popular TV shows or sending your friend a smiling pile of poo when real words fail you. Until now, this lexicon was probably inscrutable to machines. Those days are over: Yelp's mobile app now suggests businesses when you type tiny pictures in the search bar.
Were you expecting to see a Michelin Star restaurant? Something like Per Se? Certainly a restaurant where fine dining doesn't even begin to describe the orgasmic experience, right? Like Alinea? Nope. Those excellent restaurants—and others of their kind—are not the best restaurant in the USA according to Yelp. That…
Google Maps is pretty great. So is Foursquare and Yelp and Instagram. Now imagine combining the best of all those and what you get is Citymaps. It's a brand new type of map for iOS that lets you explore what's around you and share it with friends.
You can now order food for delivery and pickup directly through Yelp. There's no threat to your pal Seamless just yet—Yelp's service is only available at a few places in New York and San Francisco for now. But it will roll out to other cities in the next few months.
You probably turn to Yelp to look for single, stand-out restaurants and businesses. But there's a lot of data inside all those reviews, which can make for fascinating analysis—letting you spot trends across geographic locations.