Yelp is #3 in Top 15 Business social networks

Last updated: October 22, 2014
Yelp provides a search tool by which visitors can access business reviews for companies that provide specific types of products and services in their area. Listings are accessible on many mobile devices and include stores, service companies, cultural venues and public places. Business owners may submit information to update their business profile.

Positions in ratings


#3 in Top 15 Business social networks

#2 in Top 10 Customer Review services

Alternatives


The best alternatives to Yelp are: Foursquare, TripAdvisor



Latest news about Yelp


2020. Yelp adds new features for reopening businesses



Over the past few months, Yelp has been taking steps to help businesses reeling from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic — things like waived fees, virtual service listings and GoFundMe fundraisers. But without getting into the question of whether the United States is reopening at the right time in the right way, it’s clear that the reopening is happening, and businesses are going to need new tools to safely navigate the changing landscape. So Yelp is announcing two of those tools today. In addition, Yelp says it will use a combination of human moderation and machine learning to update these sections with information that businesses have posted elsewhere, like whether they offer curbside pickup or virtual services.




2014. Yelp allows not only choose the hotel, but to book it too



Review site Yelp integrated with travel booking site Hipmunk to allow users to book hotels through Yelp's website and mobile apps. It follows partnerships announced earlier this year, with companies including OpenTable and Delivery.com, which keep users on Yelp to make transactions. Users who search for supported hotels on Yelp will see "Book a room" button on the hotel page. They will be taken to a booking page if they decide to book. Adding booking makes Yelp more competitive with TripAdvisor, which allows booking through its website on Expedia, Booking.com and Hotels.com.