• Nov 27 2013

    Recent and Upcoming Changes to Yelp

    November 27, 2013 | Thomas Ballantyne

    Yelp is changing their website, they no longer have a review filter!!! Okay, before I get hate mail about false headlines, they are no longer calling it a review filter. It is now the “Recommendation Software“[ ... ]

  • Sep 19 2012

    Get Siri’ous About Yelp

    September 19, 2012 | Matt Siltala

    I will be diving deeper into Siri Optimization during my SMX East 2012 Local U presentation in a little less than two weeks from now on October 1st, but here is something to think about.  With the new iOS 6, Siri and Ye[ ... ]

  • Nov 2 2011

    Google Places Gets A New SERP And Yelp Continues To Win

    November 2, 2011 | Matt Siltala

    Yes we all know by now that Google Places has a new look for their SERPs (one which I really dig by the way) but I want to talk about who I still think comes out the winner in all this – Yelp.  If you remember, Y[ ... ]

  • Jul 22 2011

    Google Places vs Yelp Who Will Win?

    July 22, 2011 | Matt Siltala

    Let me give you a little perspective.   Lets go back to the real reason Yelp has been mad at Google for all these years.  It comes down to something very simple:  Google has been ripping off Yelp reviews.  When peopl[ ... ]

  • Mar 29 2011

    How To Spam Yelp

    March 29, 2011 | Matt Siltala

    *this is a sarcastic post rant. I have been watching a local businesses do things all wrong on Yelp over the past year and can’t take it anymore.  I really wanna help these guys out, and maybe educate them on how [ ... ]

  • Sep 24 2010

    Just noticed something cool on Yelp

    September 24, 2010 | Matt Siltala

    I mostly use the mobile version of Yelp (except when publishing my reviews – gripe gripe) but noticed something I thought was cool, that will probably get Yelp more reviews (at least out of me).  Again, I am not s[ ... ]

  • Jun 13 2010

    I Am The Duke …. According To Yelp Anyway

    June 13, 2010 | Matt Siltala

    It is pretty awesome (to me) to see the turn that Yelp has taken lately to include features that social users love, in order to battle head on with location based gaming services/social networks like Foursquare and GoWal[ ... ]

  • Mar 2 2010

    SMX West 2010 Yelp Mobile Apps & Opportunity Panel

    March 2, 2010 | Matt Siltala

    Yelp Mobile App Smx West 2010 View more presentations from Dream Systems Media.[ ... ]

  • Oct 13 2009

    Don’t Be The Community Moron

    October 13, 2009 | Matt Siltala

    I was checking out some Yelp listings this morning, and come across something that made me wanna rant for just a bit. If you are going to participate in communities like Yelp, and leave your two cents (or reviews in the [ ... ]

  • Sep 30 2009

    Are You Causing Your Own Reputation Problems?

    September 30, 2009 | Matt Siltala

    It’s no secret, I love Yelp, and have been an active Yelper since April of 2008.  I was reading a discussion on my local Yelp thread today about about a business going in and creating 9 different profiles, and sub[ ... ]