The Rise and Fall (and Possible Resurgence) of Yelp

We’ve never been Yelp users but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been fascinated by the platform and how quickly it evolved and attached itself to the restaurant industry like a facehugger from the movie Alien. We’ve heard a lot about how its relevance has been on the wane of late, but we’ve also heard from business owners that it’s still very much a part of their world. This short feature from CNBC picks up on that disconnect, tracks the company’s evolution and tries to understand where it will go next:

“When Yelp went public in 2012, the popularity of the review site was quickly growing and its stock soared. But it’s been a rocky road since then as advertisers fled the platform and as competition has increased from Google, Facebook and others.”

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