Yelp launches in Mexico to Extend Latin American Footprint
MEXICO CITY, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, today announced the availability of Yelp Mexico (http://www.yelp.com.mx). Beginning today, people throughout Mexico are able to create accounts on Yelp.com.mx 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.com.mx).
“Mexico is a vibrant mosaic of micheladas, mole, and muralism, just to name a few of its cultural contributions,” says Miriam Warren, VP of New Markets. “Whether you’re looking for a taco fix, a refreshing pulque, or a beautiful alebrije for your home, locals will now be able to find their favorite businesses on Yelp.”
Yelp extends its Latin American footprint with the launch of Mexico, the 25th country to develop a community of Yelpers who take pride in highlighting the best of Mexico, wherever they are. Mexico City will see the initial focus of Yelp community building efforts and will be home to Yelp’s first Community Manager in Mexico, but the full-featured site will be available across the whole of Mexico.
Everyone, everywhere in Mexico 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 14 different languages currently supported by Yelp, and for any business ranging from shoe repairers to cocktail bars and carpet cleaners to taco vendors.
To learn more and see pictures of Yelp.com.mx and our iPhone and Android applications, visit our Yelp Official Blog (http://officialblog.yelp.com).
Yelp (http://www.yelp.com or http://www.yelp.com.mx) 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 and Mexico. Yelp had a monthly average of 120 million unique visitors in Q4 2013*. By the end of Q4 2013, Yelpers had written more than 53 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 53 Million unique visitors visited Yelp via their mobile device on a monthly average basis during Q4 2013. For more information, please visit http://www.yelp.com/ or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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