Yelp had a strong earnings report today, which you can read about there on Search Engine Land if interested. In short: revenues are up, losses down, and record-setting traffic.
The number that caught my eye was this:
Yelp has 1.1 million claimed local business profiles.
That came out during the earnings call. It’s the total number of claimed Yelp business profiles as of the end of Q1. The company said it’s a 58 percent increase over Q1 of 2012.
How’s it compare to other services?
Well, we know that Facebook most recently said it has 15 million Pages, but not all of those are local businesses — that number includes Community pages and other categories, too.
As far as I know, Google hasn’t reported numbers in a long time. Back in December 2011, it said there were 8 million claimed Place Pages.
I’m also not aware of how many businesses have claimed their Foursquare profiles, but I’d guess it’s significantly less than Yelp’s 1.1 million figure.
Yelp also reported that it has almost 45,000 paying local business accounts as of the end of Q1, which is a 63 percent increase over a year ago … and about 39.1 million total reviews, up 42 percent from this time last year. (Note: That review count includes even the filtered reviews that Yelp doesn’t actively show to users.)
Here’s a look at some of Yelp’s numbers in visual form.