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Facebook Professional Services is the wannabe Yelp replacement you didn't know about

By dkpope
Dec 15, 2015
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  1. [parsehtml]<p><img src="https://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2015/12/2015-12-15-image-2.png" /></p> <p>Facebook has quietly stepped into the ring with Yelp and Angie&rsquo;s List. Search Engine Land reports that there&rsquo;s a<a href="http://searchengineland.com/is-facebook-professional-services-facebooks-stealth-project-to-beat-yelp-238430"> new &ldquo;Facebook Professional Services&rdquo; feature</a> on Facebook filled with an extensive list of local businesses and services. So far the new feature, which isn&rsquo;t available on mobile, hasn&rsquo;t been announced by Facebook.</p> <p>If you visit <a href="http://facebook.com/services">facebook.com/services</a> you&rsquo;ll find the above landing page with your location already plugged in. You can change the location or type in a search. Or select one of the featured Best Professional Services tiles in the middle of the page. Scrolling down, you&rsquo;ll see a complete list of categories at the bottom of the page. This list ranges from Graphic Design and Motorcycles to Psychic and Nutritionist.</p> <p>After you hit the search button, a list of results will pop up complete with ratings, reviews and a map.</p> <p><img src="https://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2015/12/2015-12-15-image-4.png" /></p> <p>None of this is groundbreaking... at all. Similar sites have been around a long time and Yelp is generally considered a good enough source of information (plus, some of the ridiculous reviews can be hilarious.) One question is, why hasn&#39;t Facebook done this already? The closest the company has come to a Yelp alternative is Facebook Places &ndash; the local search directory &ndash; and that hasn&#39;t come close to killing Yelp. Maybe Facebook Professional Services could work, but first Facebook needs to make it mobile-ready and actually promote it.</p><p><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/63155-facebook-professional-services-wannabe-yelp-replacement-you-didnt.html' target='_blank'>Permalink to story.</a></p><p class='permalink'><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/63155-facebook-professional-services-wannabe-yelp-replacement-you-didnt.html'>https://www.techspot.com/news/63155-facebook-professional-services-wannabe-yelp-replacement-you-didnt.html</a></p>[/parsehtml]
  2. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 465   +77

    Working girls?

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