How to Use Yelp.com

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Yelp.com is a community website that connects users to the things that are great in their neighborhood. The site originated in San Francisco, but has evolved to include areas across the country. Find recommendations for restaurants, shopping, beauty, doctors and more on Yelp.com.

  • Start on the Yelp.com homepage. You can select the city on this page that you wish to find recommendations for. Either put in your ZIP code or select one of the pre-listed options.

  • Click on the "Best Of" link. This leads you to a list of the best places to visit in your area. Select the name of the place to get more information. The listing will give general information about the attraction.

  • Read the reviews of each attraction. Users use a five-star rating system to judge the place. Short reviews are also provided as well.

  • Join Yelp.com. To get more out of Yelp.com, you should set up an account. Find the "Account" link and fill out the basic registration information.

  • Write your own reviews. Once you create a Yelp.com account, you can put in your own two cents about attractions that you have visited. Be honest and unbiased, as people rely on these reviews to decide on where to visit.

  • Add reviewers as your favorites. If you like what a certain reviewer has to say on Yelp.com, save them as one of your favorites.

Tips & Warnings

  • There is an option on Yelp.com that allows you to invite friends to the site.
  • Yelp Talk is a forum where users can discuss different topics. Read the rules on Yelp.com about acceptable content in the forum before you post.

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