What is Yelp?

Yelp – A social review platform and search engine that allows users to leave reviews for businesses. Yelp also offers an advertising program that gives advertisers the ability to show their marketing assets to qualified Yelp users based on keyword searches.

Yelp originally started as a website that allowed people to act as the food critic their heart desired, meaning anyone could step into any establishment, give it a 1 to 5-star rating, and be able to write about the environment, service, food quality — and whatever else — for the internet to see! Yelp is a popular online directory for discovering local businesses ranging from bars, restaurants, and cafes to hairdressers, spas, and gas stations.

Users can search Yelp via its website or with the official Yelp apps on iOS and Android smart devices. Listings are sorted by business type and results can be filtered by geographical location, price range, and unique features like outdoor seating, delivery service, or the ability to accept reservations.

They have a strong social aspect and encourages their users to leave written reviews, star ratings, and photos of their experience with each business they visit.

Each Yelp account has a friends list which can be populated by connecting the app with Facebook and a smartphone or tablet’s address book. Reviews posted on Yelp can in turn also be reviewed by other users while popular reviewers have the potential to be promoted to Yelp Elite status.

Yelp App

You can sign up for  Cash Back directly through the app. It’s 100% free to use, all you have to do is activate your credit or debit card, dine out and pay with your linked card, and automatically get up to 10% credit back to your card’s account.

Have over 135 million reviews of businesses worldwide. Whether you’re looking for a new pizza place to try, a great coffee shop nearby, or need to book a haircut, It is your local guide for finding the perfect place to eat, shop, drink, explore, and relax. The Yelp app is available for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

Yelp features:

Food Near You – Find Restaurants

• Find the newest and hottest restaurants in your area

• Make reservations, order delivery or pickup—all from your phone

• Filter restaurant search results by price, location, open now, and more

Search for Nearby Businesses, Services, & Professionals

• Discover great local businesses, from hair salons to trusted doctors and movers


• Read millions of reviews by the Yelp community

• Does the home need repairs? Find the best-rated contractors and handymen

• Find great deals offered by local businesses, get quotes instantly, and book appointments

Beauty – Pamper Yourself

• Find highly-rated salons, spas, massage therapists, and more

• Book appointments through Yelp at the most relaxing staycation destinations

Search Filters

• Filter your search results by neighborhood, distance, rating, price, and hours of operation

• Look up addresses and phone numbers, call a business, or make reservations directly from the app

Other Features

• Read expert user reviews and browse through beautiful photos of each business

• Write and read reviews, check-in to local businesses, upload photos and add tips for other Yelp users


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