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

    In my experience most businesses in North America undervalue the power of local search. There are approximately 30 million small businesses in the United States and Canada. In Canada, small businesses account for over 98% of all businesses. The beauty of local search is that it often translates into offline purchases, and rather quickly as well.

    Jon Ball/ Search Engine People Blog- 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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