Review and rate local services with Google Hotpot

Are you the local connoisseur in your city? Do you have an opinion about the recent restaurant that opened and want to voice it publicly? Once again, it is Google to the rescue with Google Hotpot.

Google Hotpot gives you an interface with which you can rate, review and seek  recommendations for local services like – Restaurants, Cinemas, Hospitals, etc.

What to expect:

  • You can search local businesses as per the keyword typed in, followed by a specific location. Lets say you are looking at ‘Cinemas’ – ‘Pune’.

  • The search results that are thrown up would allow you to rate the place.
  • You can also go a step further and write a review about the place. This review is displayed the next time someone looks up the same result.

I am particularly drawn towards the concept behind Hotpot because it attempts to add a “You” to the search results as compared to random impersonal search result which we are normally used to.

Its fun being a consumer today considering the amount of choice we get for one simple task. Give Google Hotpot a try to let me know your views through your comments.

Link: Google Hotpot

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  • http://sajithapramod.blogspot.com Sajitthapramod

    Foursquare killer?

    • http://rtBlogs.com Aditya Kane

      Not sure, it seems to be more targeted to Facebook places or Yelp rather than Foursquare.

      • Shradha Rao

        I think its a step ahead of most of the others especially because it integrates Gmail, Google Maps, Google Search and Google Places.

  • Hannan Hakim

    This actually is quite helpful for me since i get reviews on places before i try them, also i get to know if they are too expensive etc etc … important things for a student to know ! :)

  • Shradha Rao

    Thanks Hannan. Google is looking out for all us kids eh?!

  • http://www.videocharacter.com Sheila @ Avaguide

    I agree with Hannan, we can search for a local’s review before trying out their services. Sometimes when I look for something sold locally, I also want to see if their products and services are worth buying.