Entries Tagged as 'Yelp'

Yelp Iphone App Updated

April 16th, 2009 · No Comments

according to TechCrunch.  The update now allows for writing reviews from the Iphone so get ready for a lot of “I am writing this while drunk!” type stuff.  I use the current Yelp App once in a while but I find that it becomes frustrating pretty quickly once you try to use the map to [...]

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Tags: iPhone Local · Mobile Search · Online Reviews · Yelp

Bay Area Photographer Seeks Reviews & More Customers

February 16th, 2009 · 10 Comments

Recently we hired a great bay area child photographer to do some shots of our children.  While I loved the photos, I was even more impressed with the follow up email I just received from the photographer.  Check out this excerpt: I was wondering if you would be able to write some reviews for me [...]

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Tags: Google · Online Reviews · Small Business Marketing · Social Media Optimization · Yelp

Angies List: Flip Video Cameras For Doctor Reviews

October 14th, 2008 · 5 Comments

When I started at InsiderPages, Yelp didn’t exist, but there was this service called AngiesList that we were obsessed with. AngiesList was a pioneer in figuring out how to get contractor reviews and ratings out of people. Back in the day, InsiderPages made a splash by giving out $5 Starbucks cards for five business reviews.  [...]

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Tags: AngiesList · InsiderPages · Online Reviews · Yahoo Local · Yelp

Yellowpages.com iPhone App Review

September 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

I downloaded Yellowpages.com’s iPhone App this weekend and was psyched to give it a test run after hearing Frank Jules speak about it at Kelsey DMS last week.  The executive summary: not bad but needs work. It does its main function of allowing you to search for businesses fine.  And this may almost be enough [...]

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Tags: Google Maps · iPhone Local · Local Search · Mobile Search · Yellow Pages · Yellowpages.com · Yelp

Yelp Has 3.5 Million Reviews: Sonia McFarland

September 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Some notes from Peter Krasilovsky’s interview with Sonia McFarland, head of business development of Yelp.  Not much new here but a couple of interesting data points. – Yelp’s demo is older than you think – In order to be an advertiser on the site you need to “qualify” by having a minimum number of reviews [...]

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Tags: BIA/Kelsey · Online Reviews · Yelp

iPhone Local: Overview of Location Based Apps

August 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

The AimClear blog has a great overview of the top location-based iphone apps.

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Tags: iPhone Local · Local Search · Mobile Search · Yelp

The Top IYPs In The US – According to Google

August 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments

My bud Ahmed has put together a list of the top IYPs in the US based on reach derived from Google’s stats.  Nothing too surprising except that Citysearch is #1.  I also think there are a number of sites missing from the list – 50states for example.  But still good info for all you local [...]

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Tags: CitySearch · DexKnows · Merchant Circle · Yellowbook · Yellowbot · Yellowpages.com · Yelp

Get Your Business Reviews on Google Maps

January 29th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Google Maps Reviews

Miriam Ellis just put together a fantastic post on all of the sites that Google Maps is using as sources for review information for the hospitality industry. Here’s the list: 10best.com Aol.com ChefMoz.org Citysearch.com Dine.com DiningGuide.com Dinnerbroker.com Frommers.com Gayot.com Giatamedia.com Greenopia.com Insiderpages.com Menupages.com Mytravelguide.com Priceline.com RestaurantRow.com Travelocity.com Travelpost.com Tripadvisor.com Virtualtourist.com Yahoo.com Yelp.com Zagat.com I recommend [...]

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Tags: CitySearch · Google Maps · InsiderPages · Local Search · Yelp

Yelp SEO Analysis: Part Two

November 19th, 2007 · 9 Comments

Yelp + SEOMoz Part 2

Here’s Part II from last week’s SEO analysis of Yelp. Sorry it took so long. In this week’s episode we are going to analyze the following pages on Yelp: 1. Category Landing Page 2. Category Search Results Page 3. Member Profile Page

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Tags: Yelp

Yelp SEO Analysis: Part One

November 12th, 2007 · 33 Comments


A few months ago I noticed that Yelp, one of the media darlings of local search, had hired Rand Fishkin of SEOMoz to update their SEO strategy. As a former Yelp competitor I had spent a fair amount of time studying their local SEO tactics and I thought it might be helpful for my readers [...]

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Tags: Local Search · Yelp