The business review app Yelp has added “Asian-owned” to its list of available company profile attributes in an attempt to promote Asian businesses.
SearchEngineLand reports that the restaurant and business review app Yelp has added “Asian-owned” to its list of available business profile attributes. The company said in a statement this week:
With the escalation of anti-Asian hate crimes and violence we’ve seen across the nation during the pandemic, there’s never been a more important time to support the Asian American community.
According to Yelp’s Local Economic Impact Report, in February 2021 overall searches for women, Asian, Black, and Latino-owned businesses were up by 2,930 percent compared to February 2020. On Yelp, searches for Asian-owned businesses increased by 130 percent year-over-year for the same period.
Breitbart News previously reported on the introduction of Yelp’s Black-owned business tag, writing:
Business review site Yelp announces that it will provide