Trenton, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 31, 2012
Roofers, plumbers, electricians, auto repair specialists, tree removers, contractors, and other cleanup services are now in demand after Hurricane Sandy. People are looking for reliable businesses to service their homes, yards, cars, and about everything that hurricane sandy damaged. Unfortunately, bad businesses are also taking advantage of this tragedy to make money. They go door-to-door and feed on the desperation of people: telegram.com/article/20121030/COLUMN67/121039954/1002/business.
Thanks to social media, we are now living in a world where people leave online reviews about specific businesses/services. These reviews can help out other people in deciding if doing business with a certain individual or company is worth it.
The mobile market is also maturing, enabling more people to use their smartphones and mobile gadgets in browsing the internet almost anywhere. More and more people are owning smartphones and mobile gadgets, with the iPhone and Galaxy S3 currently driving the growth of the smartphone industry(Source: easternmorningherald.com/samsung-galaxy-s3-apple-iphone-5-sales-drive-smartphone-markets-continued-growth/1221513).
Mobile market growth has also driven the growth of mobile search. People can now easily use their mobile gadgets to search online the reviews of businesses. Having a mobile-optimized website is also now important for businesses for better user experience and more leads.
After Hurricane Sandy, lots of people are desperate in finding people and businesses to help them with their home repairs. It is always good to research about the businesses, and to also get and consider at least 3 estimates.
People can do these simple steps to verify if a certain business is trustworthy :
1. Go to google.com
2. Search the business name, and include the word "review". People can also do a review search using the website of the business.
3. Read various reviews from various review websites.
People can also look up reviews of businesses from some these websites:
2. Google+ Local
3. Angie's List - This site is extremely useful for homeowners. This is a good reference but requires a small fee. They also have a good number of active and loyal reviewers/posters.
If a person is having trouble searching for online reviews, he or she can always ask the business or person for a client reference.
Businesses can also view their current online listing on various sites by going to getlisted.org. Having a mobile website is also important. Local businesses can request a free website assessment for mobile at http://padebuen.com.