With the success of Secret Salons in the UK, Web Development and SEO Agency Orchid Box is helping to launch a new service for the Italian market. The innovative website uses data from Facebook Places and an array of other sources to provide a useful service for the Italian market.
ConsigliamiDove.it translates to “suggest me where” and consists of user generated reviews of events, restaurants, place recommendations for any type of business and services in the Italian market. With so much to see and do in Italy, the website aims to be the first point of call for anyone who for example is looking for bars in Rome or a solicitor in Naples.
The service is absolutely free for business to advertise on and for consumers to write and read reviews about services and products. Users do not need to be registered to write a review, although the website is monitored by the site administrators. The idea is simple, to have reviews on business and services, for example, if someone recommended a dentist, the user can use the Consigliami Dove website to see what other people are saying about the practice. Alternatively if a user is looking to go to a restaurant in Milan, they can use the website to find and review the restaurant.
Qype, the Yelp of Europe, is the only site to offer a similar service in Italy, they have raised 3.5 million euros from Vodafone Ventures and a further 3.0 million euros from its existing three investors, Advent Venture Partners, Partech International and Wellington Partners. Launched in 2006, Qype allows users to browse and add reviews for restaurants, hotels, bars and other establishments. Consigliami Dove isn’t currently looking for funding but advertisers are welcome to enquire about advertising on the site.
ConsigliamiDove.it currently has over 200,000 Italian businesses on its database and aims to reach 500,000 by January 2011. Whether you are looking for florists in Florence or a Hotel in Sicily, ConsigliamiDove.it is the perfect site for your query.