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Zagat Introduces New Website

Zagat adds more free content

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Restaurant information company Zagat has relaunched its website to include more free content and increased recognition of its user reviews.

“Zagat has always been a brand powered by people and passion. Having listened to our users, we’ve re-envisioned Zagat.com,” said Nina Zagat, Co-Founder, Zagat Survey.

 

 

“We’ve greatly expanded our free content, Buzz dining blogs and innovative search tools as a result. The free content allows any user to get search results as potent as anywhere else on the web.”

New free features on Zagat include:

*New maps that allow users to search by clicking on a neighborhood, drawing an area on a map, or search by landmark.

*More member recognition by linking to users’ profiles and a new badge system for active members.

*Top lists based on survey results along with roundups compiled by Zagat editiors.

*Links and reviews from third-party sources.

*The ability for users to upload their own photos of restaurants and dishes along with viewing photos submitted by others.

Users can also get news on restaurant openings, closings, trends and more via redesigned Zagat Buzz blogs.

 

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  • http://www.feelfree.co Guest

    Is very important. Nice design

  • Joe

    Website is pretty but doesn’t have the functionality of the previous version. Looks like a beta version that is still evolving.

  • Stephanie LaTour

    The new search function is unwieldy and horrible! I used to be able to do quick, excellent advanced searches to find restaurants within given parameters (e.g., kid-friendly restaurant, food rating 20 or above, in either Noho or Soho, etc.). But now they’ve eliminated many of the useful features, you can search only one neighborhood at a time, and it is slow/dysfunctinal. Please, oh, please won’t they bring the old “advanced search” function back?

  • chasgall

    “Expanded”? Not so much. They used to have hotel ratings – or at least hotel selections for various cities. No more. (Or at least I cannont find them!) Zagat had a knack for listing a few of the best hotels alongside some hidden gems I otherwise would not have known about. Slick photos of sushi are nice, but the functionality took a hit with this new Twitteresque website. Navigation is less facile.