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COMPLETE SCAM of a company.Once the consumer wises up to their shady business practices they will fall into oblivion. Take 5 minutes a look at what they do to small businesses who don't advertise.First hand experience here. I will never use this company again.All they are is a paid corporate review board.
Banking on an offer from Yahoo...but if it doesn't happen, I like the network effect and believe it's sustainable over the long term.
This is another of today's fad stocks, selling at 16X sales with a mediocre product and no moat.
Yelp me Rhonda, Yelp, Yelp me Rhonda... Seriously, Yelp is expensive, but is AWESOME. Classic Rulebreaker.
Looking for recent pop due to OpenTable acquisition to deflate over the next few weeks or months. I don't believe the fundamentals are good enough for someone to want to acquire Yelp, as is hoped by many investors.
As much for tracking purposes as anything.
Looking at the growth story, I see a range of attractive valuations: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/06/07/whats-yelp-stock-worth.aspx
Competitive advantage in local consumer review space with largest base of user-posted reviews growing 50% year over year combined with most extensive depth and breath of content base. Add to that the advantageous network effect dynamics, huge runway for business subscriber conversion growth, and the resultant attracting of larger numbers of advertising sponsors -- all together yielding a virtuous cycle contributing to bright prospects for significant future expansion and profit growth.
I may have made a mistake on Yelp - they are executing well.
Came last in customer loyalty!
Ease of use and ability to network with selected groups make it perfect for foodies. I imagine it will get more users and therefore earnings.
A social-online yellow pages for the head-stuck-in-computer/phone-screen generation. And it's not just reviews, but directions and coupons and even ordering directly from the restaurant. Seems to Monkey like it could be one of the big five because its niche is specific enough if it focuses on doing it better than anyone else: Google/Baidu, Twitter/Sina, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Yelp. As for the shade dealings with regard to review filtering: whether or not this stuffed happened illegally before, Monkey suspects a proper-shake-out will lead to ethical practices going forward.
It's a coin toss, but if/when (big IF) they show up profitable and assuming they get their financial act together, they stand to really take off in the stock market. There aren't many companies whose data have this much influence over local businesses' performance.
Agree with the commentary on the valuation. It is too high, and needs to correct.
I use Yelp, and I like it. It can have a pretty strong network effect, and it is making itself useful in a stream of commerce with real money (consumers going to retail establishments). Yelp has options. I don't think this company is easily valued by traditional cash-flow metrics today.
Yelp's deep resources give it a network effect that was once dominated by the Yellow Pages. With millions of reviews and stores realizing that advertising with Yelp actually helps their business in the long term, the company should outperform for the next 5 years. HOLD until 2019 and reexamine Yelp's network effect and their role in connecting people to businesses.
Growth still accelerating. Earning will happen.
oops I have owned this one for a while, how did I miss putting it in the game?
Valuations gone mad.
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