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Introducing Local Business Pages And Recommendations

Written by Caroline Barrett

Every day, members turn to their neighbours on Nextdoor to discover great local businesses in and around their communities. We believe strongly that when local businesses thrive, communities thrive. This is why we’re introducing Local Business Pages and Recommendations making it easier for neighbours to discover, recommend, and support the best local businesses in their neighbourhood.

Starting today, local businesses can create a free Business Page on Nextdoor to connect with their nearby customers. Neighbours can now tag businesses that they recommend on Nextdoor to let them know they love their business. All recommendations will be associated with that business’s Nextdoor page, so that business owners can see and respond to neighbours’ recommendations. Neighbours can also message businesses and check their page to look up general information like phone number, address, website and opening hours.

Curious how to recommend and tag businesses in your community? Rest assured, we’ve made it easy for you with a simple step-by-step guide below. 

Open the app. Once you have the app open, click on the heart icon at the bottom of your screen.

Add a new recommendation. At the top right corner, you’ll see a “+” to add a new recommendation. From here, you can search for a business to see if they’ve already been recommended or you can add the business.

Tag the business category. After adding your recommendation, click next and you’ll be asked to tag the business’s category. Is it a bakery? Coffee shop? Dry cleaner? This allows fellow neighbours to easily find the recommendations they’re looking for. 

Share the love. After entering what kind of business you’re recommending, add your comments so your neighbours and businesses know you love them! 

You did it, you’ve recommended a business! See your recommendation on the business’s page. 

Not ready to recommend, but looking for the best cuppa in your town? We’ve got you covered. Search for a local business in your area by heading to the search bar at the top of your Recommendations page. 

Discover your neighbourhood’s hot spots! You can also head to the Recommendations home page to search for your neighbours’ recommendations. Click on the heart icon at the bottom of your screen and you will see categories for the businesses that you and your neighbours have recommended. Each business has a heart icon which indicates the number of recommendations shared by neighbours for this business. You can click on each business to check out additional details like address and phone number, as well as what neighbours are saying about them.

Learn more about Local Business Pages and Recommendations in our Help Centre

Neighbour-to-neighbour recommendations are invaluable. We hope that neighbours across the country will show their support for the local businesses that make their communities wonderful places to call home. Show some love for your favourite neighbourhood spots and recommend a local business today! 

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