Red Herring reports that Yelp, the San Francisco social networking site that also has reviews of restaurants, shows and other things around town, has landed between $3 million and $8 million in venture capital backing from Bessemer Venture Partners.

Yelp’s chief executive, Jeremy Stoppleman, 28, said he plans to use the funds to boost the site’s user base and work on marketing efforts in San Francisco and other cities. In September, the site managed to attract 100,000 unique visitors from the San Francisco area, the company said.

There’s a lot of competition in this space, namely Tribe, Judy’s Book, Backfence, and all kinds of other related sites