Yelp and Foursquare: on their way to popularity

October 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Yelp and foursquare

With the numerous technological advancements and quick sources communication numerous people all over the world prefer to get complete information about a product or service before making any purchases. Yelp.com has made its share of contribution to this communication by helping people place their reviews and opinions about a product or service, so that other potential customers get an idea about them before they use or purchase them.

This popular reviews website can help you get information regarding different kinds of businesses and services in your area. For instance, if you had a delicious dinner at a hotel in the capital, you can just place your opinions about the service and food [by that hotel on Yelp. You opinion will help other to decide their place of dinner. The primary goal of Foursquare is to let you know where your friends are and vice versa.

Benefits of using Yelp and Four Square

Following are a few benefits of using Yelp and Four Square

  • Yelp.com helps you in finding the basic information about any business including those in the manufacturing of products and providing services like hotels and restaurants.
  • You can also get information regarding the hours during which business is done, company’s contact information and address of their site. Once you get the site address you will be able to get all requisite information for making your purchases.
  • Information about businesses located in your local area cannot be easily obtained on Google maps. Such information can easily be obtained on Yelp.
  • You can easily form your opinion about a place or product without even spending a penny from your pocket. All you need to do is to log on to Yelp.com and find out reviews placed by earlier users of the same product or service.
  • In case you are not satisfied with the information provided by earlier users, the chat section of Yelp will help you to get more specific information. Just initiate a discussion regarding your queries and people online who have had any experiences will surely share it with you.
  • Don’t just read others’ opinions, but also place yours when you have used a product or have been to a tourist destination.
  • Foursquare helps people to know where their friends and foes are putting up at a moment of time. This helps them to meet their friends and avoiding those whom they don’t want to meet.
  • Informs you about places that might be crowded with people at some point of time. This helps people to decide upon whether to visit a place or not.
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