New York, NY (Vocus) August 17, 2009
U.S. consumer advocacy and customer complaints website, http://www.PissedConsumer.com, completed several site enhancements to help visitors research and leave consumer reports faster through a more straightforward Web2.0 interface. Improved search and category-based icons work together to simplify each user's access to consumer information whether they're interested in a specific company or type of complaint (such as for professional services or retail stores).
"An uninformed consumer is much more likely to become an unhappy consumer," says Joanna Simpson of PissedConsumer.com. "Our redesign emphasizes ease of access to put more information in the hands of the buying public. Our new listing icons make it easy for a visitor to quickly scan the listings for consumer complaints and reviews they might actually be interested in, especially when they don't have a particular company in mind. When they do want to research a specific business, our Google custom search results help them find the most relevant reviews quickly."
Another benefit of the new PissedConsumer.com design is increased transparency. Usernames and the date and time of posts are now viewable on the front-end of the site, giving visitors more insight into the consumer complaints. "Sometimes complaints have to be taken into context," says Simpson. "An old complaint may not carry as much weight with someone as a string of very recent complaints, and that information is now available to help our visitors make better decisions. This is especially important when visitors are using the improved search feature on the site, because the most relevant result to their search term may not necessarily be the most recent. Now they'll know. We also expect it will help companies better respond to complaints since recent complaints may be easier for them to research and address than reports from several months ago."
PissedConsumer.com gives users more than a place to vent their frustrations with businesses. They can also share positive customer service stories for companies they want to recommend, and they can discuss consumer advocacy information in the forums. The site also features a list of government resources and consumer tips, helping visitors make better buying decisions based on consumer reports.
PissedConsumer.com is a premier consumer advocacy group, featuring consumer reviews and complaints in a social networking environment. The company uses online tools to publicize reviews and complaints filed by consumers on the Internet. In addition, the site offers a set of free tools necessary to bring the dispute to a fast and successful resolution, including a consumer complaint letter generator and collection of consumer tips and advice in the site’s consumer advocacy section.
For more information about PissedConsumer.com, please visit http://www.PissedConsumer.com or contact Joanna Simpson at 646-383-3404.
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