Top 4 Websites for Carpet Cleaning Reviews
With fake news stories permeating our online society it can be difficult to believe anything you read on the internet. Luckily, there are several reputable business review sites that do their best to reduce the biased opinions sometimes posted by companies and their competitors. They also protect consumers from disreputable online business practices.
Businesses have limited control.
Since being founded in 2004, Yelp.com customers have written more than 115 million reviews. These “yelpers” write about everything from hotels and restaurants to contractors and carpet cleaning reviews. Business owners are able to post images and message customers, but Yelp does not allow them to change or reorder the reviews written about their company.
They perform background checks.
The most reputable review sites vett businesses and perform background checks to ensure they are qualified to get the job done right and safe enough to allow entry to private residences. Websites such as Porch.com and Angie’s List pride themselves on connecting customers with reliable and reputable, local businesses.
Customers are protected from lawsuits.
California’s Assembly Bill 2365, the Yelp Bill, would prohibit businesses from enforcing clauses in contracts that prevent customers from publicly sharing their experiences with a business. The bill will make it unlawful for businesses to threaten or penalize customers for making negative statements.
Review sites warn customers.
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) “Scam Tracker” allows customers to inform the BBB of illegal or fraudulent business practices. In turn, the BBB will investigate and warn others of these disreputable businesses. Likewise, Yelp’s “Consumer Alert” warns visitors if a business has issued legal threats against the writers of negative reviews.
“Before Angie’s List, selecting a service provider was like throwing darts blindfolded,” Nancy of St. Paul, Minnesota says in her review. This was more than true before the days of home computer and internet usage. Customers had only word-of-mouth recommendations and their local Better Business Bureau when looking for quality home service professionals. Fortunately, today’s customers are given a wealth of reliable information and reviews from others on the aforementioned review sites that are available.
Have you found any reputable business review sites not mentioned here?