So, you are heading out of town next weekend and would like to find a small and reliable bed and breakfast hotel in the city you will be visiting next, but where do you start? Finding the best and most affordable places to dine, stay overnight and enjoy is not always easy but with some help from Yelp it can be.
Yelp.com is a free website primarily used for writing and browsing through reviews on all different kinds of businesses. You can find everything from local hair salons, to 24 hour plumbers to even the best kid friendly parks to take your grandchildren. You name it and there is most likely a review for it. Yelp is easy to use too; you simply type in at the top of the web page what you are looking for and select the city you want, then hit search. After this, listings will appear that allow you to look through your different options giving you the power to choose the business that best satisfies your needs. A five star rating system is also used on each company so that you can see the overall score that reviewers gave a particular business. According to Yelp.com roughly 70% of the companies posted received either a four or five star rating. This is a pretty good track record considering the thousands of businesses that are on www.yelp.com.
In addition to being able to see reviews, Yelp allows people who sign-up for an account the option to write and post their own personal reviews on places that they have visited. It is important to remember when writing reviews on companies to be unbiased, because other fellow Yelpers do rely on the opinions posted.
Let’s face it; time and money are both precious especially in today’s economy. Individuals want to be assured that they are getting the “best bang for their buck” along with great quality and customer service. Let Yelp be your own personal assistant the next time you need to find a particular business or location.
- For more tips or questions on using Yelp you can visit their FAQ sheet at: http://www.yelp.com/faq
- Want Yelp always at your fingertips? Add the Yelp App to your tablet or Smartphone http://www.yelp.com/yelpmobile
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