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Yelp's Purpose: To connect people with great local businesses
Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) connects people with great local businesses like dentists, hair salons and mechanics. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across 32 countries. By the end of Q3 2017, Yelpers had written approximately 142 million rich, local reviews, making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. Approximately 30 million unique devices accessed Yelp via the Yelp app, approximately 74 million unique visitors visited Yelp via mobile web and approximately 84 million unique visitors visited Yelp via desktop on a monthly average basis during the Q3 2017.
Every business owner (or manager) can setup a free account to post photos and message their customers. Yelp makes money by selling ads to local businesses - you'll see these clearly labeled "Yelp Ads" around the site. Paying advertisers can never change or re-order their reviews. You can access Yelp via iPhone, Android, and more - see the full list of mobile apps here.