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.