We’re mostly focused on traditional businesses and local service providers. Restaurants, Hotels, Bars, Groceries, But we also feature mobile companies, government services, parks and attractions, and anything else that fits the local scene. We also allow you to add Real Estate, Rentals and Holiday Rentals. Also, you can add a classified add and your online service and e-commerce business.
We try not to list businesses that primarily serve commercial customers, lead-generation companies, and other businesses that we believe aren’t a good fit for the testWINNER community. Still, there are some gray areas where we need to make a tough call about whether a business belongs on testWINNER or not. Please let us know if you think you see an ineligible business post on testWINNER.
We typically do not show businesses in search results that are not scheduled to open for more than one month. However, you can add a business as soon as there’s valid information about the business available.
Multiple pages for businesses
In general, a business should have a single page per location. However, there are some other scenarios where multiple pages may be warranted:
- Discrete service offerings: Businesses offering a variety of services in which users will have distinctly different experiences may require separate pages.
- Businesses within another location: Businesses located inside another area should have separate pages. For example, a restaurant located in a hotel should maintain a separate page. Specific departments within more substantial businesses, such as a pharmacy within a department store, may also warrant separate pages, mainly if hours or contact information are different. Same for a franchise restaurant chain (Example: MacDonalds, Burger King, Wendys, and so on).
- Individual providers vs. group practices: Some different service providers, whose work tends to be evaluated separately from their shared practice group, have their business pages. For example, individual doctors will typically have their business pages separate from any business pages for the hospitals, medical offices, or group practices where they may perform their services.
We try to mark businesses as “closed” if we have information indicating that the company has closed, moved, or substantially changed to inform consumers about such substantial changes.