San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2005 -
Â sfSurvey.com, a popular community driven San Francisco restaurant review web site, recently integrated Google Maps(tm) into its search feature and a new application was born. Imagine the ability to generate a custom map plotting any selected data. For example, sfSurvey.com users can search for ÂsushiÂ and a Google Map will be created on the fly that pin points every sushi restaurant location in San Francisco in a matter of seconds with links to all the restaurants sfSurvey reviews.
ÂYour site is more informative, more helpful, and easier to navigate than Citysearch and Chowhound.Â says sfSurvey.com user and PhotoBird.com CEO Ed Krimen. ÂIÂll keep coming back for more. Thanks.Â
From restaurants to real estate Google Maps(tm) can be a valuable tool for local businesses. According to HitWise, Google already holds the third largest market share of online mapping. This new application for small business has the potential to increase GoogleÂs market share in the map arena, as more companies follow the lead of sfSurvey.com and implement mapping features that are invaluable to customers.
ÂI implemented the new map search feature and sfSurvey.com page views immediately increased 300%,Â says sfSurvey.com co-founder Wayne Lambright. ÂI realized that other small businesses could benefit but might have trouble with acquiring the longitude and latitude coordinates, so I created a free tutorial that outlines the process for programmers new to this type of application.Â To view the free tutorial, simply visit http://sfSurvey.com/Gmaps
Started in April 2004, sfSurvey.com is a review site that welcomes any food lover to read and/or post a review on one of its more than 1300 listed restaurants citywide for free. Unlike many other sites, sfSurvey.com does not pay professionals for their opinions; instead, it is unbiased, offering an open forum where people can express honest opinions about the restaurants they frequent.
"Most sites censor reviews to keep paid advertisers happy," says sfSurvey.com co-founder, Angela Von Buelow. "With our site, diners have an opportunity to be heard in a community environment and restaurants have a chance to shine in a city known for some of the best food in the world."
sfSurvey.com enables people to seek out reviews by restaurant, neighborhood or cuisine. In addition, people who read reviews on sfSurvey.com can meet other users or reviewers in person at weekly sfSurvey Supper Club(tm) events.
sfSurvey.com is one of the only free, independent and unbiased San Francisco restaurant review sites of its kind. Registration is required to post reviews and reviewers are welcome to invite their friends to post comments as well. More information can be found on the Web site at sfSurvey.com