This is a great idea!
Google has purchased the legendary restaurant reviewer Zagat, and plans to include their reviews in their local searches — like on Google Maps when you're looking for some grub!
Operating in over 100 cities around the world, the Zagat content will be included in Google Maps data for eateries, boosting the company’s existing links to various third-party review sites and user-submitted Google Places feedback.
Zagat has been inviting user reviews for some time now, but according to the company now expects that to be considerably boosted by the extra attention Google will be channeling its way. The exact terms of the deal are yet to be disclosed, and it’s unclear when Zagat reviews will arrive in Google search results.
While we like things like Yelp, we would LOVE the chance to see some professional reviews of restaurants too, especially as we're Google Mapping. It'll just make things easier and more interesting.
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