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Google Maps Puts Yelp On Notice With New Review Features – The Drive

Google Maps puts Yelp on notice with new review features highlighting a city’s latest hot spots and serving up brutally honest restaurant reviews are Yelps bread and butter, but it seems Google is keen to eat the apps lunch. Google Maps has breadth, but Yelp offers depth for reviews In terms of points of interests, it doesn’t have near the breadth of Google search, but that one of its benefits users go there when they need to find information about a business, be it restaurants, stores, or lawn care services.

Key Takeaways:

  • Yelp is considered by many as the go-to online database of restaurant, retail, and service provider reviews, and it’s been slowly expanding beyond its role as a safe space for snarky opinions.
  • Elite Yelpers are the arbiters of local culture, and their reviews can make or break a business, which helps users weed through the noise and make decisions about dinner plans or shopping preferences.
  • If it succeeds, Google Maps could become the go-to application for figuring out what to do or where to go for pretty much everything.

“If it succeeds, Google Maps could become the go-to application for figuring out what to do or where to go for pretty much everything.”

http://www.thedrive.com/tech/7630/google-maps-puts-yelp-on-notice-with-new-review-features