Google Introduces Yellow Pages-like functionality in San Francisco




Google has for people in and around San Francisco a file of handymen and locksmiths, electricians and plumbers built to bring these professionals easily in contact with local people. The handymen have to pay for inspections and to get into the file.

When users enter in San Francisco a Google search with words like “clogged toilet ‘,’ cleaner ‘or’ locksmith ‘, they will immediately see a list of approved local workmen who are able to assume the tasks in question . Users can come in contact with the workers without having to leave the Google site.

The professionals are familiar as Google, experienced and certified. Google controls this myself, and the professionals running for the costs. The function is part of the Adwords Express program for small businesses, so writes The Wall Street Journal. A spokesman for Google, there is now support for plumbers, handymen, cleaners, and locksmiths. : Users can easily contact with multiple handymen and write reviews.

Last month there was news that Google staff of start-up Homejoy had hired. That company was specialized in linking customer and cleaner over the Internet. That company Google has picked up about twenty technicians. Google is going with this move to compete with Amazon Home Services, Angie’s List and Yelp. These services are currently not offered in the Benelux.


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