Local Business and Store Reviews

Top Sites

1

Angie's List

Local home services with vetted reviews. Owned by ANGI Homeservices Inc

2

Yelp

Search, find & review local businesses (see footnote)

3

FourSquare

Fun way to review & interact with businesses

4

Google

Via standard Google search

5

Intentionalist

Online guide supports diverse local communities & small businesses

  Advice  

  • Covid has devastated many local & small businesses around the country.


  • Supporting them directly will benefit your local community.


  • We encourage you to post constructive & fair reviews on these sites.

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More Websites
(Listed alphabetically)

Better Business Bureau

Evaluates & tracks trustworthiness. A private, nonprofit organization

Business.com

Discussion options available. Owned by Purch Group, Inc

Capterra

Great for SaaS businesses. Owned by Gartner, Inc

CitySearch

Features "best of" lists. Owned by InterActiveCorp (IAC)

Facebook

Great for creating brand awareness (see footnote)

Glassdoor

Workplace ratings & reviews. Owned by Recruit Holdings Ltd, based in Japan

HomeAdvisor

Home improvement listings. Owned by ANGI Homeservices Inc

HundredX (aka Expresit)

Private reviews for businesses

Insider Pages

Local US merchants. Owned by CityGrid Media

Judys Book

Reviews from people you know

Local.com

Find businesses near you

Manta

Good for small businesses focused on connecting

MerchantCircle

Offers deals from local businesses. Owned by One Planet

OpenTable

Restaurant listings. Owned by Priceline Group Inc

Superpages

Plentiful search options. Owned by Thryv, a subsidiary of DexYP

Top Ten Reviews

Offers lists & trends. Owned by Purch Group, subsidiary of Future plc based in the UK

Tripadvisor

Focused on travel. Owned by InterActiveCorp (IAC)

Trustpilot

Determine the trustworthiness of sellers. Based in Denmark

Twitter

For social proof on a popular social media site

VendOp

Connect with vendors

Yahoo! Local Listings

Local business listings. Owned by Verizon

YellowPages

Directory & review site. Owned by Thryv, a subsidiary of DexYP

* Footnote:

Facebook
• Fosters info bubbles, political division, polarization, dis/misinformation & conspiracy theories in the US & worldwide. Despite pressure to address these issues, they have repeatedly insisted they have little capability to address the problem.
• Facebook is being investigated on antitrust, users privacy & content moderation by the Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General, House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Senate Judiciary Committee & Federal Communications Commission.

Yelp
• Yelp’s mission is “to connect people with great local businesses.” Due recent challenges to local businesses, we are requesting that Yelp include a filter option for locally-based, independent businesses (i.e., not franchises & chains).
• In the meantime, you can type "Family Business" or "Family Restaurant" in the Yelp search window.