Review Sites in the Restaurant World – Dallas vs. Buffalo

Last week I looked at which review sites were considered by Google in the ranking of the Top 10 Restaurants in Buffalo, NY. Here is a similar analysis of the review sites for Dallas compared to Buffalo:

Directory 2008 February Buffalo 2008 February Dallas
10best.com 1 2
AOL.Com 7
ChefMoz.org 8 2
Citysearch.com 70 80
DallasObserver.com 4
Dine.com 4 14
DiningGuide.com 9
Dinnerbroker.com 5
Dishola.com 1
Frommers.com 1 1
Gayot.com 4 7
Google 5 7
InsiderPages 20 2
Judysbook.com 41 3
Mytravelguide.com 1 2
RestaurantRow.com 2
SuperPages.com 1
TripAdvisor 31 19
Virturaltourist.com 4
Yahoo.com 20 11
Zagat 69

Several items of note:

• There were 7 additional review sites referenced in Dallas (those in bold)
• Judy’s Book which shut down last October (although the site is still live) seemed to have much more of a Buffalo presence
•Zagat has a very strong presence in Dallas but little in Buffalo, I wonder why?
•The Dallas Observer, an obviously local site, has a presence
•CitySearch is the obvious leader in both cities

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