Get exclusive access into select studios where you can see the heart of the maker movement in Cleveland.Discover a wide variety of mediums including acrylics, encaustics, sculpture, wood, jewelry making, mixed media, and more!(YELP), the company that connects people with great local businesses, today announced the second edition of the Yelp Local Economic Outlook, a program to rank U. metro areas by the pace of local-business population growth to reveal the health of urban economies around the country.In an effort to look more closely at the health of the restaurant industry, Yelp also analyzed review ratings, an indicator of consumer sentiment, for independent and chain restaurants in the 50 cities included in the Outlook.We’ll continue to study and refine this measure in the quarters to come as we release further updates on local business health." data-reactid="74"On the Yelp data science team, we’re continually working to identify the best measure of local economic health.For this quarter, we’re using the rate of change in the number of businesses in a city, neighborhood or business category as a way to equally weight business closures -- a sign of economic challenges -- and business openings, a sign of business investment and dynamism.
Approximately 30 million unique devices* accessed Yelp via the Yelp app, approximately 74 million unique visitors visited Yelp via mobile web** and approximately 84 million unique visitors visited Yelp via desktop*** on a monthly average basis during the Q3 2017.
By the end of Q3 2017, Yelpers had written approximately 142 million rich, local reviews, making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists.
For more information, please visit or send an email to [email protected]* Calculated as the number of unique devices accessing the app on a monthly average basis over a given three-month period, according to internal Yelp logs.** Calculated as the number of "users," as measured by Google Analytics, accessing Yelp via mobile website on a monthly average basis over a given three-month period.*** Calculated as the number of "users," as measured by Google Analytics, accessing Yelp via desktop computer on an average monthly basis over a given three-month period.
This method places a greater weight on business openings than the scoring used for the inaugural LEO rankings released in October.
While the change makes the rankings we’re releasing today not directly comparable with the October list, we think it is a marked improvement because of the importance of business openings as a signal of economic health. (YELP) connects people with great local businesses. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across 32 countries.