New partnership helps build community resource

Last week we were pleased to announce that Nefesh B’Nefesh migrated their business directory to huduyou. For us, this is a great opportunity to bring huduyou to a larger community of users. It also highlights the benefit of huduyou within a community of people, where there is a common bond, interest or geography. We have always believed that huduyou can improve the community by people sharing information with their friends and neighbors.

In fact, a recent study (The Unselfish Reasons People Write Reviews, DemandForce, 6/27/12), suggests what you probably already knew: “Reviews are made because, believe it or not, people care about their fellow consumers and want to help out when it comes time for others to make a similar decision. People see posting reviews as a way of giving back to the world.”

The Unselfish Reasons Why People Write Online Reviews

So it may not be a surprise to hear that people like to help others. But you might not have known two other prevalent facts about online reviews: First, the vast majority of reviews are positive. And second, these reviews – particularly local ones – drive people’s decisions. 67% of consumers read online reviews of local businesses, and 58% of people trust a local business more if they’ve read a positive customer review.

So, the next time you have a great experience with a local business, write a review and tell your friends – they need the information. And when you’re searching for a trusted provider, go to huduyou and rely on your friends and neighbors. The experts are in your midst, now you know where to find them.

Oh, and before we go, just thought it was worth mentioning that we were recently recognized as one of the top 10 Facebook apps in Israel! It’s always nice to see positive things written by others, but the most rewarding part of building and growing huduyou is hearing from those that used our app to find or validate a provider. So, please let us know your experience, we love hearing from you.