Yelp Goes Offline

I was walking to a meeting in San Francisco today, saw this in a restaurant window and snapped a picture with my Windows Mobile phone (sorry about the glare):


It’s the first time I’ve seen one of these signs for Yelp, although I’m sure there are scores of them around the city. Citysearch, Zagat, AOL Cityguide and others provide similar plaques/badges and have done so for some time.

6 Responses to “Yelp Goes Offline”

  1. paul Says:

    Hey Greg,

    There are a few 3rd party vendors who peddle these plaques.

    Don’t assume they come from the websites. More often than not, they don’t.

  2. Rich Hargrave Says:

    I’ve spotted the “official” Yelp stickers in NYC – not nearly as many as the CitySearch or print yellow pages decals, but more all the time…

  3. Greg Sterling Says:

    Are you saying that Yelp has nothing to do with it?

  4. nicolas Says:

    I don´t think this comes from yelp. Mainly because it could be considered misleading by showing only one review of this business. I´m pretty sure this is not what Yelp is about. thoughts?

  5. Greg Sterling Says:

    Got confirmation that this wasn’t generated by Yelp

  6. Rich Hargrave Says:

    From a good source: the same firm that is involved with the plaques mentioned above, pulled a simular stunt with Citysearch and Zagat. They get away with it because (so far), it’s not legally challanged.

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