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marcus796 5 posts  |  Last Activity: May 14, 2014 12:51 AM Member since: Jul 26, 2009
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  • Clearly. Yelp is about aggressive growth. 1. Local ad revenue in US is $12billion in size with no primary player. 2. Mobile is fastest growing and least expensive platforms 3. Brand awareness is primary reason to use platforms. 4. Access in all Markets is captive audience. The more captive usage the more revenue. 5. Yelp is building and building fast: strike while there is still time. 6. They built a war chest of money when they did secondary. 6. Going after local Markets all over the World. As user base grows. They will someday be primary local search. Hitting the likes of Open Table today. And Google Facebook tomorrow. Community platform. Local Businesses. And global reaching search with local feel. Add to that local account reps and partners like Yahoo. Bing. YP. Etc. and they are the next firm to move from 4billion to 40billion. IMHO. Takes time.

  • marcus796 marcus796 May 9, 2014 2:21 AM Flag

    It's a free country to provide info. Yelp just like Google provides a search. What happens with that is free mkt. if a small business has years of great service they will have loyal customers not even bothering with yelp. But. A new business that wants to market. Yelp can be great. Don't be afraid of technology. Consumers are smart enough to weed out the false info. Just like they can discount the fluff. Good and bad feedback has been happening by word of mouth long before Yelp.

  • marcus796 marcus796 May 9, 2014 2:14 AM Flag

    I think most use yelp to locate and find types of businesses. Then they look at feedback and are smart enough to sift out the overrated and underrated. Nobody just uses the star rating.

  • marcus796 marcus796 May 8, 2014 9:05 PM Flag

    The very first thing I find disturbing is that you immediately throw out words like troll. Paid. Etc. it appears to me that you are disgruntled by either a lack of understanding. A loss in your shares or perhaps negative feedback on your yelp page. The stock price decline has little to do with the meaningless lawsuits. Etc. more to do with tech overall and which companies get beat up first. TSLA. TWTR. AMZN. FB. LNKD. Etc. provided yelp can keep adding users their per click will go up. Just 67000 paid businesses. Who cares. It's about use. Local search. Added Argentina yesterday. Like it or not. Yelpers are here to stay with millions to follow. The consumer wants to be heard. Like it or not. You can't stifle free speech. IMHO.

  • marcus796 by marcus796 May 8, 2014 5:46 PM Flag

    IMO. For one thing all these supposed business owners harmed by Yelp review processes are just upset because they don't agree with the customer having a voice. They want to suppress feedback. Yelp is the outlet for customers. Not for businesses. The total number of paid businesses is so small they aren't the model. It is the number of clicks. Then they become the Yellow Pages of the World. And the local search engine of the World. That's the prize. Google charges for ads and search. The more clicks. The more they make. Yelp becomes a local search vs the black hole of yahoo and others. If they do. They get bought out or they just keep growing like google. No debt. Ps. Read the Yelp agreement. And CA law. Many challenges have come up on sites being responsible for content reviews. The sites win due to CA law. Have fun suing your own customers if u are a small business. Hard to prove defamation and intent. Plus court costs. Ps. TWTR is being sued by same firms suing yelp. Ambulance chasers due to tech drop. IMHO.

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