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January 31, 2008 / compassioninpolitics

Grayboxx: Your Source for Reviews of the Local and Hyperlocal


Do you ever have trouble deciding where to spend your money? Do you have trouble finding the best business in town? Do you want to hear testimonials of businesses you want to patronize with unfiltered views from real customers? Wait and pull your hair out no longer.

I ran across Grayboxx today. While it doesn’t have the community features of Yelp, which makes Yelp so fun to return to again and again, it has a plethora of reviews and shows up high in search results. I tend to trust this review of Kristen Nicole from Mashable:

“I tried [grayboxx] out for cities as large as New York and Chicago, and even my birthplace of Kalamazoo. For towns large and small, the search results were consistently better than Google, Yahoo and even Yelp.”

For instance, here are the top 10 recommended photographers within 10 miles of Nashville. And I’m not alone. The statistics from Compete indicate that Grayboxx is experiencing amazing product growth in users, especially given that it only launched nationally on December 3rd.

Yep, when it comes to local search, I believe its just possible that Grayboxx has a strategic advantage of the wisdom of crowds on its side. This is business is a more democratized and transparent. Its Consumer Reports and the Better Business Bureau at your digital fingertips.

I, for one, hope Grayboxx gets all the publicity and use it deserves….and ultimately makes our lives easier. So if you’ve got a great review, a bad review, want to get testimonials from customers for yourself or your business, Grayboxx may very well have the answer for you.

Check it out and tell me what you think.

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  1. compassioninpolitics / Jan 31 2008 8:32 am

    Add me on Facebook, Twitter, and/or RSS if you like my latest discovery or the review. My social links are on the right hand toolbar.

    Keep on rock’n!

  2. Mark E / Feb 7 2008 7:32 am

    Its rubbish.
    Despite this statement on their website, “Arborists in Moscow” they only search US businesses.

    Fair enough, have a US site for this, but dont pretend it is something it is not.
    Try a search for “Arborists in Moscow”

  3. compassioninpolitics / Feb 11 2008 10:05 pm

    One important revision from the Grayboxx FAQ:

    Can people add comments on grayboxx?
    No, currently we link to third-party user-generated reviews.

  4. Cal / Jun 22 2008 8:36 pm

    Moscow, Idaho. Not Moscow, Russia. Genius.

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