In a previous post, I talked how important it is for locals to support Georgetown restaurants. The main reason is so they can have a dependable foundation during the offseason. More importantly, there'd be no offseason as a local base could be primary and consistent.
So, let's dicuss using Yelp, which publishs crowd-sourced reviews about local businesses. (Click the name above as it will take to the Yelp site.)
What I see a lot of on Yelp are tourist-based reviews of our local restaurants. While that's a good thing, these tourists can also dictate the amount of customer flow with a good or bad review.
Instead of having tourists dominate the review market, I suggest us locals sign up on Yelp and start reviewing our restaurants, good or bad, and let us be the welcoming mat for tourists.
Below is an example of a review.
What you see is a five-star review for Rustic Table. Almost all of our Georgetown restaurants are on Yelp. Once you sign up, you can search the Georgetown area for them. Then, when you find one you want to review, you can do so. I'd also add pictures of dishes you've had, too. People coming into the area love to see it before they try it.
You can even rate existing reviews as Useful, Funny or Cool, and like other reviewers' photos.
Message me if you need more explanation. I am glad to help.
If we, as locals, use Yelp to help our restaurants build the local base they need, then tourists will see how much we support them and how proud we are to showcase them to the world.