Market Overview

Research and Markets: A Matter of Trust - Consumers Place Faith in Service-Review Sites - New Report


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "A Matter of Trust - Consumers Place Faith in Service-Review Sites" report to their offering.

Like so many other things, the way we choose a plumber, a doctor or a repairman has been changed forever by interactivity. Angie's List, Yelp, Qype, Dianping, Huduyou and others help consumers figure out how to fix up their houses, weed out the good restaurants and dentists from the bad, and vent their feelings when something goes right or wrong.

In a 49-page special edition of Classified Intelligence Report, the AIM Group profiles 14 companies worldwide that are in the growing business of online reviews. Some are established, some are just getting off the ground, and a couple don't even have business models yet. But all are interesting and worth studying.

Social-review sites fall into three basic business models. The report outlines each business model, along with metrics such as traffic, revenue (where available), profitability, expansion plans and more.

Key Topics Covered:

Angie'sList: U.S.

Yelp: 82 markets worldwide, including Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, U.K., U.S.

Service Magic: France, U.S., U.K.

Kudzu:U.S. Germany Spain

Qype: Austria, Brazil, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, U.K., The Netherlands

Dianping: China

Tupalo: Austria, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Sweden, The Netherlands Canada Canada, Australia, U.K., U.S. Israel, U.S.

Midrag: Israel

Service Alley: U.S.

For more information visit

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Business

View Comments and Join the Discussion!