Yelp Goes Transcontinental With Launch in Turkey

               Yelp Goes Transcontinental With Launch in Turkey

  PR Newswire

  ISTANBUL, Dec. 12, 2012

ISTANBUL, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), the company
that connects consumers with great local businesses, today announced the
availability of Yelp Turkey ( http://www.yelp.com.tr ). Beginning today,
people in Turkey are able to create accounts on Yelp.com.tr to share their
opinions about great local businesses and services. 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.tr ) .

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"Bridging the European and Asian continents, Turkey has always been a place
for different cultures and communities to meet, exchange and develop," said
Miriam Warren, Vice President New Markets. "We look forward to watching the
Yelp community experience that same treatment as we hand over the reins to the
local population and ask them to make Yelp their very own local guide to
what's good and great wherever they are in Turkey."

A newly industrialised country with the youngest population in Western Europe
by median age , a rapidly expanding population and an entrepreneurial spirit
to rival that of any nation, Turkey is ideally suited to develop its own Yelp
community for the benefit of both consumers and independent small businesses.

Initially, Yelp's community building efforts will be concentrated in Istanbul,
an expansive city that spans two separate continents. However, the
full-featured site will be available to all Turks across the entire country
and will support English, Danish, Dutch, French, Finnish, German, Italian,
Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish, Polish and Turkish, providing users access to
local insights in any one of these twelve languages.

To learn more and see pictures of Yelp.com.tr and our iPhone and Android
applications, visit our Yelp Official Blog ( http://officialblog.yelp.com ).

About Yelp Yelp ( http://www.yelp.com or http://www.yelp.com.tr ) 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 and Poland. Yelp had a monthly average of 84 million unique visitors
in Q3 2012*. By the end of Q3 2012, Yelpers had written more than 33 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. Yelp's mobile application was used on 8.2 million unique mobile
devices on a monthly average basis during Q3 2012. For more information,
please visit http://www.yelp.com.tr or send an email to press@yelp.com .

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Media Contacts: UKElliot AdamsYelp eadams@yelp.co.uk or press@yelp.co.uk
+44(0)207-347-1663

Website: http://www.yelp.com
 
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