Yelp Launches in Chile to Further Expand South American Presence
SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, today announced the availability of Yelp Chile (http://www.yelp.cl). Beginning today, people throughout Chile are able to create accounts on Yelp.cl to share their opinions about great local businesses. Yelp's free iPhone and Android applications will be available as well as its free suite of business owner tools: Yelp for Business Owners (http://biz.yelp.cl).
"This South American country may be svelte, but it's actually twice the size of Germany by landmass," says VP New Markets Miriam Warren. "From the wind-swept Moai of Easter Island to its territories in Antarctica, Chile is a land of contrasts. Yelp is thrilled to welcome one of the most economically stable and prosperous countries in South America into the fold."
Yelp continues its expansion across South America with the launch in Chile, the 28th country to start a community of Yelpers that take pride and pleasure in sharing their experiences of local businesses. The city of Santiago will be the focus of the initial community building efforts and will be home to Chile's first Yelp Community Manager, but the full-featured site will be available across the country as a whole.
Everyone, everywhere in Chile with access to the Internet on a desktop or a smartphone now has the ability to share their insights on what is good, great and not-so great about local businesses in their neighborhoods. This can be done in any one of the 15 different languages currently supported by Yelp, and for any business, ranging from bakeries to cocktail bars and locksmiths to food trucks.
Yelp (http://www.yelp.com or http://www.yelp.cl)connects people with great local businesses. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Singapore, Poland, Turkey, New Zealand, the Czech Republic, Brazil, Portugal, Mexico, Japan, Argentina and Chile. Yelp had a monthly average of 138 million unique visitors in Q2 2014.* By the end of Q2 2014 Yelpers had written more than 61 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 68 million unique visitors visited Yelp via their mobile device on a monthly average basis during Q2 2014. For more information, please visit http://www.yelp.com/ or send an email to email@example.com.
* Source: "Users" as measured by Google Analytics
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