The Differences Between Yelp and Foursquare (and Why Yelp Will Outshine Foursquare)

In early October, Cybele Brooks and I attended SMX East, a search geek conference which, this year, had a lot to say about the location-based app and review driven site, Yelp. In fact, the other Brooks here at flyte, my boss Rich Brooks, took some time to interview me last week on just that:

The difference between Yelp and Foursquare

What you get with both Yelp and Foursquare

  • Location-based check-in’s
  • Badges
  • Friends
  • Add a new business or location
  • Hierarchy (Duke/Duchess on Yelp, Mayor on Foursquare)

What Yelp has that Foursquare doesn’t

  • Quick tips
  • Reviews
  • Reviews that will be pulled into Google Maps, and other local directories
  • Add information about a business (that isn’t necessarily yours)
  • Add photos for a business (that isn’t necessarily yours)

The choice is yours

Go out there and sign up for both services and see what you think. Do you prefer the value of having customer reviews and tips? Or do you want to just let people know where you are?

Nicki Hicks
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