I recently saw a post on Pinterest that mentioned some companies that are doing much better than others around the web. I thought to myself, “They are doing better than Yelp and Google” and that was exactly my reaction.
While I don’t agree with everything that Google has done, I do think Google is still the number one search engine in the world. And while there are many other web-based companies that are better, I would still say that the top three are Google, Yelp, and Facebook.
I think Facebook is the top search engine in the world because it’s the best interface for creating content and it’s the best place to advertise. But Yelp and Google both have some pretty amazing customer service too. I would say that Google and Yelp are the second and third best search engines in the world respectively. And while Google’s search engine might be the best, it doesn’t mean that it’s the best for all types of information.
I know that with every new search engine comes a new way of using Google to your advantage. I think Yelp is the best way to use Google to your advantage because its a great way of getting reviews of places to visit. I think Google is the second best way to use Google to your advantage because its the best way to get information about restaurants.
However, I would argue that Google’s best way to get information about restaurants isnt to use Google at all. First, it doesnt give you reviews of restaurants, it gives you an amount that is based on the number of points you have in that restaurant. Secondly, if you have a Google account, you dont have to type in a name to find restaurant reviews (which is why I would not recommend you use Google to your advantage).
Google is the best way to get reviews about restaurants because reviews generally include a description of the restaurant, what the restaurant is like, the price, and the overall rating. However, its not always enough. Sometimes restaurants just dont have any reviews or reviews about restaurants. I mean, I have no idea what the actual reason is for the absence of reviews, but it makes sense that there would be a large number of restaurants without reviews because those people would just not be interested in dining.
The problem is that many restaurant reviews are written by just a few people, so they don’t go far enough to provide us with much insight. If a restaurant has written a review, it should make it clear that they’ve done more than just write a review. This is particularly true for restaurants you’re considering if you’re considering eating there.
Reviews, although they may be a great way to get a sense of a restaurant, are really not that useful when it comes to determining how long it takes to get a good meal. The way to know if a restaurant is worth going to is to get a recommendation from someone who has dined there. But most reviews are written by a few people and thus arent necessarily authoritative.
Thats why I like to get reviews from people I actually know and trust. Its also why Ive been a fan of the restaurant and food blog, Foodspot.net for some time. You can easily get a sense of a restaurant by checking out other people’s reviews. They arent just subjective opinions you can compare, theres a lot of factors that go into how good a restaurant is, like location, cleanliness, food, staff, etc.
Foodspot is the only one of the four major local food blog sites that also has a lot of users from Alberta, so it really stands out to me. I’m not going to claim to be an expert on all of the other sites, but their reviews are definitely worth a read.