April 3rd, 2012, 08:31 PM
Where do online service reviews get their lists
I was wondering how online service review websites like google and angie's list get their listings of service providers like docters, plumbers, etc.
Are there large lists out there w/ API's?
Any insights will be helpful.
April 4th, 2012, 01:41 PM
Angie's list, I believe, is full of users's submissions. Meaning they don't have a pre-generated list that they use, a business has to add itself to the site.
Google uses spiders to discover new URLs and index new or updated pages on sites their database already has.
Here's a good article about google's searching and discovery:
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