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February 03, 2011

Via Yelp Mobile, Yelpers Call a Local Business Every Other Second

Who you gonna call when you need a local business? We think we have some idea. In December 2010 alone, yelpers called a local businesses every other second -- and that was just via a Yelp mobile app!

Not only were people visiting Yelp Mobile, they were putting it to work; making some real decisions on where to eat, shop and play. Our data shows us that in the month of December 2010:

  • 3.2 million unique visitors used a Yelp mobile app*
  • 35% of all searches on Yelp.com came from a Yelp mobile app
  • Every other second a consumer generated directions to a local business
  • A photo was uploaded every 30 seconds from a Yelp mobile app

No kidding, right? In fact, on our most popular apps - iPhone, Android and most recently, iPad - continue to surge and our iPhone and iPad apps, respectively, were named the #15 and #5 apps of ALL TIME by Apple.

And that’s just mobile... In the past month, more than 45 million unique visitors have turned to Yelp to make a spending decision based on the more than 15 million reviews!

If you’re a business owner, you should definitely take advantage of this targeted traffic by uploading a Sale and Special Offer or a Check-in Offer via our free suite of tools that can be found at biz.yelp.com. If you’re a consumer in need of a great pizza pie, eyebrow wax or dirty martini, look no further!

*What's this mean? We use traffic instead of downloads. See why here!