Yelp Launches in Germany Increases Focus on Western Europe

SAN FRANCISCO, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Yelp (http://www.yelp.com), the community-led local search site, today announced the availability of Yelp Germany (http://www.yelp.de). Representing the second non-English language country for Yelp, Germans can now access Yelp.de to read and share reviews about great local businesses in their native language.

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"Germans have long had an appreciation for great food and cultural spirit," said Geoff Donaker, Chief Operating Officer of Yelp. "Couple that heritage with a country renowned for business and technical prowess, and the combination of old and new strongly aligns with Yelp's mission of discovering great local businesses through digital means, which makes the site a natural fit for Germany."

Yelp Germany follows the May 2010 release of Yelp France (http://www.yelp.fr), the June 2009 release of Yelp Ireland (http://www.yelp.ie), and the January 2009 release of Yelp UK (http://www.yelp.co.uk). Yelp UK now sees over 1 million unique users a month since launching 18 months ago -  an even faster growth rate than Yelp experienced in its first US market of San Francisco and a strong indicator that Yelp is poised to gain the same type of traction in Europe.

Yelp for iPhone and Yelp for Business Owners will be available shortly after the launch of Yelp.de.

About Yelp! Inc.

Yelp (www.yelp.com) is a website that 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 and France; Yelp drew an audience of more than 33 million unique visitors in June 2010. Yelpers have written more than 11 million local reviews, making Yelp the leading US local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. For more information, please visit yelp.de or send an email to press@yelp.com.

Media Contacts:

Stephanie Ichinose (San Francisco)

415-908-3679

press@yelp.com 


Nicole Jung (Germany)

+49 511 260 98 22 41

njung@hopscotch.eu



SOURCE Yelp! Inc.



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