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There are a number of ways that people can obtain reviews for products or services before actually paying for them. Yelp is a service in which anyone can sign up to write reviews on their favorite businesses and services. All a potential reviewer needs to do is log on to www.yelp.com and create a profile. Registering for the site is free and allows users to review any physical establishment that they may have gone to (Restaurant, barber, etc.). Yelp compiles all reviews and gives each business a rating between 1 and 5 stars. These reviews can also be viewed locally so that users may find potential places they want to do business with that are within their area.

In addition to allowing customers to review their experiences, Yelp allows businesses to register to the site for free. Upon registration business may post pictures and interact further with their customers. Business owners even have the option to comment on the Yelp reviews they have received. Businesses also have the option to become sponsored ads, which does require a fee. Yelp stresses that paid advertisers receive no additional benefits(such as a higher ranking or being able to delete bad reviews) besides increased exposure.

There are a number of ways to access Yelp. One way is directly logging onto yelp.com. A notable feature is that Yelp is also available as an app for mobile devices. Supported devices for the Yelp app include Android, Iphone/Ipod Touch, Blackberry, Windows, and Palm Pre. There is also a mobile yelp website (m.yelp.com) that can be accessed from any internet capable device.


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