19 Dec Facebook trial local businesses search to take on Yelp and Scoot
For around a month hidden on the social networking giants platform has been a trial of Facebook search of local business to rival the likes of Yelp and Scoot. You do not even need a Facebook account to use it
You can test drive Facebook’s new local business search tool yourself here
the page reads “Find local businesses with the best Facebook reviews and ratings”
Search results are displayed to show Facebook’s five-star rating system into account, but results aren’t ranked by how many stars a business has. Given Facebook’s knowledge of you as an individual, results are likely customised for users history or whether someone they are connected with has reviewed a business on Facebook and or their location to that business.
Should Yelp be worried ?
Well its hard to say yet as it is early days and still a trial but many have tried to master local search Yelp, Google and Scoot and Yelps shares have suffered of late so maybe Facebook could be the one
Try it out for your self and let us know what you think
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