SAN FRANCISCO, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yelp (http://www.yelp.com), the community-led local search site, today announced the availability of Yelp Spain (http://www.yelp.es). The Spanish can now access Yelp.es to read and share reviews about great local businesses in their native language, as well as English, French, German and Dutch. Yelp's free iPhone and Android applications will also be made available in Spain, as will its free suite of business owner tools: Yelp for Business Owners (http://biz.yelp.es).
"Just as Spain is known for having a culture steeped in appreciation for cuisine, nightlife and the arts, yelpers are similarly renowned for a passion for food, drink and everything local," said Miriam Warren, Vice President of European Marketing, Yelp. "We are hopeful this shared connection will mean locals in Spain leverage Yelp.es online, as well as via our mobile apps, to find and share even more great and unique businesses with one another."
The launch of Yelp Spain continues a steady stream of European country launches:
December 2010, Yelp Netherlands (http://www.yelp.nl)
October 2010, Yelp Austria (http://www.yelp.at)
July 2010, Yelp Germany (http://www.yelp.de)
May 2010, Yelp France (http://www.yelp.fr)
June 2009, Yelp Ireland (http://www.yelp.ie)
January 2009, Yelp UK (http://www.yelp.co.uk)
While available throughout Spain, Yelp will focus its initial community efforts on Madrid and Barcelona -- an approach that has served the company and its other markets well in the past. Yelp saw over 100% growth in non-US cities in 2010 and has added local team members in cities including Dublin, Paris, Berlin, Cologne, Munich, Vienna, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Amsterdam and now Madrid.
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, France, Germany, Austria and The Netherlands; Yelp drew an audience of more than 50 million unique visitors in April 2011. Yelpers have written more than 18 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. Over 4 million unique visitors also relied on Yelp Mobile to help them making a spending decision on the go. For more information, please visit yelp.es or send an email to [email protected].