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Online review site Yelp preps for IPO

Feb 29, 2012
Yelp, the website that offers up user reviews for everything from restaurants and bars to barbershops will soon get its own review of a different and perhaps much harsher kind.
Posted In: Yelp, IPO

Yelp readies for the stock market

Feb 28, 2012
The site that lets you reviews local restaurants and services is about to get its own review -- from investors.
Posted In: Yelp, IPO

Can you really trust online customer reviews?

Jan 30, 2012
Some of them, sure. But it can be hard to tell which ones.
Posted In: Amazon.com, Yelp, reviews

If your business uses Groupon, you might not like the Yelps you hear

Sep 12, 2011
I apologize for the nonsense words in that headline; such are the times in which we live. In a recent study, researchers from Boston University a...
Posted In: according to a recent study, groupon, Yelp

Google Doodles and now, noodles

Sep 9, 2011
Google bought Zagat. It gets a long-standing trusted name in the ratings biz to enhance Google Maps and Places....
Posted In: Google, places, Yelp, zagat

Google competitors grousing that Google gives itself preferential treatment

Dec 13, 2010
The Wall Street Journal has a helpful round up of complaints against Big G from sites that offer services similar to what Google is also doing....
Posted In: business, expedia, Google, orbitz, search, social media, Web Culture, webmd, Yelp

MID-DAY UPDATE: Black Friday, how would the Better Business Bureau rate itself?

Nov 25, 2010
Happy Thanksgiving! After that big dinner, many people will gear up for Black Friday shopping. There are deals galore to be had, and a new retailer...
Posted In: Better Business Bureau, Black Friday, Education, euro, frozen yogurt, grilled cheese, Ireland, McDonald's, mid-day update, shopping, Yelp

Taking a good look at controversial review sites

Apr 6, 2010
Yelp.com will be making two big changes to address concerns raised by small business owners claiming a link between advertising budgets and...
Posted In: Unvarnished, Yelp

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