Yelp is Growing Like Gangbusters

Filed in Local Search by Matt McGee on June 14, 2007 0 Comments

Local/Social site Yelp.com got a nice writeup in USA Today this week, which includes some stunning stats about the site’s growth:

  • 1 million reviews posted since 2004
  • 500,000 of those reviews in the past four months
  • 124% audience growth from May to May (Nielsen/NetRatings)
  • 1 million monthly visitors in May (still just a fraction of Google Maps and Yahoo Local)

Reviews broken by category are as follows:

Restaurants: 36%
Retail stores: 26%
Beauty and fitness: 8%
Arts and entertainment: 8%
Home and local services: 5%
Health and medical: 4%

That’s all from USA Today. Greg Sterling has even more data which he got … because he’s Greg Sterling. :)

Not familiar with Yelp? Have a look at my profile if you’d like. Add me as a friend, check out the reviews I’ve written, etc.

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