I was about to help a client sign up on several high quality local listing such as Google Places, Local Yahoo, Bing Business Portal, Yelp etc. I was successful with other local listing site. I didn’t experience any troubles signing up and adding business with them. However, when it’s time for me to register on Yelp, a problem came up. I encoded all the required details but when I hit the submit button this error showed “Oops, Yelp is overworked right now“. At first I thought Yelp was having a bad time that day so I waited for several hours and hit the submit button again but still no luck. I waited a couple of days but Mr. “Oops, Yelp is overworked right now” showed up again.
That is the time I investigated the issue. My first suspicions were first they do not support Philippines or my IP is banned (disadvantage of using a dynamic IP). To solve the problem I tried signing up using a proxy site and that’s it problem solved. I successfully registered an account and continue adding the place. Even though I managed to solve the issue I still can’t figure figure what went wrong. Is my IP banned from registering from their site or they just don’t allow accounts from Philippines?
I’m sure I am not the only who experienced and still experiencing this problem. To also solve the same Yelp problem just sign using a proxy. There’s a lot of free proxy sites out there, just ask Google and he will give you lots of them.
Be careful in choosing a proxy site there some of them that has malwares. After signing up, login using your regular IP and change the password. It is also advisable to have a good anti malware on your computer.