Here’s the top ten apps for mobile devices, ranging from getting the scoop on local businesses to trying the best new restaurant in town to visiting a new city and looking for the best place to get a haircut. Want to know the closest coffee shop or gas station? When you have a question, over a billion downloads say that people are turning to their smartphones and mobile apps for answers.
How about your business? How do you stack up? Smart business owners are doing much more than just building their online reputations on the Internet, they are checking the most popular mobile apps to see what other people see. It’s another digital marketing channel that you should be tracking to make sure your business profiles are displaying correctly and with the most up-to-date reviews.
Peruse these ten most popular free local search and review apps and check out how your business is doing.:
Review millions of reviews written by local experts about local businesses. Review by neighborhood, distance, rating, price and hours.
App for businesses to manage their Yelp profile, track activity, respond to reviews and view your profile analytics. You can also upload photos, track customer leads, and connect with customers.
Travelers write millions of reviews, videos and photos about their real experiences at local hotels, restaurants, attractions, events and businesses.
Use voice search and search assists to find local results, including a map.
A yellow pages app with 200+ local business categories that allows you to auto dial or auto map any business. Find local businesses, best gas prices, deals and more.
The Google Maps app gives you detailed information for more than 100 million Google Places that populate maps in the vicinity to pick.
Over 20 million businesses listed. Order food directly through GrubHub intergration or order an Uber ride directly from the app.
Get reviews for local professional services and project matching with contractors for home improvement and maintenance.
A visual of “what’s happening” in selected cities. These are prepared by expert “guides” for all sorts of categories, like: business reviews, locations, deals and quick tips.
Allows you to rate shops, restaurants and bars you visit so it can learn your taste and then makes suggestions based on places ranked by people with similar taste to yours.
Are your locations, hours and contact information correct? Do you have good reviews? Have you added any testimonials, logos or graphics? Make sure that the millions of people using these apps every day to find local services and businesses can find yours, and that you can stand out from the crowd.