Urban Spoon

Urbanspoon is an IAC-owned restaurant information and recommendation service that operates in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States, competing directly with OpenTable. It developed a popular software application for mobile operating systems such as iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad), Android and Windows Phone. Urbanspoon’s apps are best known for their randomized Slot Machine. Users tap the ‘Spin’ button (or shake the device) to see new places to try based on neighborhood, cuisine, or price.Urbanspoon offers the ability to filter restaurant searches by neighborhood, type of food, special features (gluten-free friendly, kid friendly, BYOB, etc.
Posts about Urban Spoon
  • Promoting Local Content For Local Links

    … and crew have opened themselves up to link opportunities in their city. By linking to (most) of the restaurants/pubs on the list, Moz has exhibited social proof/recommendations to their visitors. Now in this instance, Moz decided to link to every restaurant's Urban Spoon page, rather than every individual restaurants domain. I would recommend linking…

    Jon Ball/ Search Engine People Blogin Social SEO Content- 24 readers -
  • 8 Hacks for Pigeon-Proof Reputation Management

    … with sites that have the ability to pull down a global audience (think Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Urban Spoon). These sites are guaranteed to get more traffic than I do, and in this update, they’re competing with me for local search results for my own business. Notice that a local restaurant in my home town owns the top spot in a search, but that the next…

    Jean Dion/ Search Engine Journalin SEO Google Facebook- 19 readers -
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