Tag: Yelp

View Yelp’s 100 Most Popular Restaurants, You’ll Be Surprised What Tiny Shack Tops the List

February 28, 2014 // 1:09 pm

Say what you will about Yelp (psst: here and here), there’s no denying that the review site has become our go-to source for opinions on local eats. Now, the company has released its own ranking of the top 100 places to “try-before-you-die” based on information gathered from millions of…

Yelp Gets New Food Porn-Friendly Interface

February 18, 2014 // 8:26 am

Looking to create a more community appreciative environment, Yelp revealed that their new interface will become more photo-centric. Using popular pictures taken by Yelp users, the new design highlights six large thumbnails of photos taken at the location at the very top of each business’ page.

Now replacing the…

Yelp Announces New Supergroup Level that Surpasses Gold Elite

February 14, 2014 // 11:00 am

Are you stoked you’re finally a Yelp Elite after being 98 reviews and 896 photos deep? Well, let me ungraciously burst your bubble.

Yelp selected 11 of their most “exceptional Yelp Elite members” to take a spot on their new Advisory Council For Really Outstanding National Yelp Members, or, er, ACRONYNM for…

Yelpers Troll Homophobic Restaurant Owner and Call Bar the ‘Best Gay Club’ Ever

February 10, 2014 // 3:57 pm

Gary James, owner of Gary’s Chicaros in Enid Oklahoma, will boast that his business has been around for more than four decades. However, a social media shitstorm hit when he told a local news station last week that he could “spot a freak or a faggot,” adding…

Court Rules Yelp Must Unmask the Identities of Anonymous Reviewers

January 10, 2014 // 12:17 pm

The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that Yelp must reveal the identities of seven anonymous reviewers who severely criticized a local business. The court deemed that their  ”comments were not protected First Amendment opinions” if the Yelpers were never customers and thus, their reviews false. The game-changing decision could have negative…

Health Grades Now Available on Yelp for L.A. Based Eateries

December 21, 2013 // 11:40 am

Remember when we talked about Yelp adding health inspection scores to their restaurant reviews? Well the day has finally come for Angelinos as the review site has begun adding health scores for LA based restaurants.

Visitors to the site will now be able to check out how clean…

Yelpers Sue Yelp, Claim They’re ‘Unpaid Writers’ & Want Off the ‘Slave Ship’

October 30, 2013 // 5:32 pm

A group of Yelpers have filed a California class action lawsuit against Yelp, claiming they are actually unpaid employees who deserve compensation for their hard work. According to the lawsuit, a “vast majority of the ratings, reviews, and photos posted on [Yelp's] websites are created and supplied…

1 In 5 Yelp Reviews Are Fake, What Yelp Has to Say About It

September 27, 2013 // 1:46 pm

According to MarketWatch, 20 percent of Yelp reviews are fake, or as Yelp likes to put it, “suspicious.” In a study dubbed Operation Clean Turf,  NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman led a year-long  investigation that ended in an agreement with 19 companies to cease the practice of creating fake online…

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