Year Launched: 2006
Reputation Impact Rating: High – huge!
Alexa Rank: 424 US
SEO Benefit: Yes
Advertising Options: Yes, after claiming listing
Claim Listing: Yes
At Urbanspoon a customer can add a restaurant, leave reviews, place an online reservation, send in pictures, download a Webapp for their phone, receive regular newsletters, place comments and read their local Urbanspoon Blog. A restaurant owner has the capability of claiming their listing, advertising with UrbanSpoon, responding to reviews privately or publicly, and utilizing the online reservation system. UrbanSpoon has partnered with Ask Answers, Life123, Bloglines, Citysearch, Insider Pages, and MerchantCircle. These partnerships have strengthened reviews and restaurant listings on Urbanspoon’s site bringing their Reputation Impact Rating to High.
As described on Wikipedia.
Urbanspoon is an IAC/InterActiveCorp-owned restaurant information/recommendation service competing directly with OpenTable. It developed a popular iPhone application and has a website similar to Yelp. In August 2009, the website launched an online restaurant reservations system for last-minute day-of reservations.
From Apple regarding web apps for phones.
About Urbanspoon. A restaurant guide serving major cities in North America as well as London. Search for local restaurants by neighborhood, cuisine or price. Find reviews from local newspapers, food blogs and fellow diners. Vote on restaurants and share your take on the best and worst places to eat with your friends.
Urbanspoon is the world’s leading provider of time-critical dining data, a major division of a very important multi-national corporation, and an all-around BIG PLAYER in the multi-billion dollar restaurant information industry. Read more about us on the Urbanspoon Blog, follow us on Twitter @urbanspoon, or like us on Facebook.
Urbanspoon is a leading online local restaurant guide that aggregates restaurant reviews from across the web, from newspapers and professional food critics to bloggers and diners. Available online or via its popular iPhone application, Urbanspoon provides reviews for restaurants throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Urbanspoon is an operating business of IAC .
IAC Announces the Acquisition of Urbanspoon
PRNewswire, NEW YORK(NASDAQ-NMS:IACI)
NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — IAC today announced the acquisition of Urbanspoon, a leading online local restaurant guide that aggregates restaurant reviews from across the web, from newspapers and professional food critics to bloggers and diners. Urbanspoon will remain an independent brand and a wholly-owned business of IAC, and will report to Jay Herratti who oversees Citysearch, InsiderPages and Evite. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
Audience Snapshot: Based on internet averages, urbanspoon.com is visited more frequently by females who are in the age range 25-34, have no children, are college educated and browse this site from work.