Niche Review Sites by Business Category

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300+ Niche Review Sites for 30+ Industries, Updated for 2018!

The benefits of getting online reviews are many. Not only do they help to build trust with potential customers, but they also increase click-through rates.

As a bonus, online reviews and ratings can even help a business rank higher on Google. Two recent studies by Moz and Local SEO Guide show that online reviews can help a website’s ranking in the Google Local 3-Pack and in organic local search results.

In our annual Local Consumer Review Surveywe discovered that:

  • 93% of consumers read online reviews when searching for local businesses
  • 85% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations
  • 7 out of 10 consumers will leave a review if the business asks them to

Use niche review, industry-focused review sites to boost your online reputation

Watch out, though. Not all review sites are the same—and getting your business listed on low-quality review sites can actually hurt your credibility and your rankings. So how do you know which consumer review sites are quality sites that are worth getting reviews on?

With niche review sites, you can focus on growing your consumer reviews on the sites that really matter; the ones that closely match your industry. When customers are looking for the best companies in a particular field, they use these sites to help make informed purchasing decisions.


Review sites for 30+ business categories

We searched the internet for high-quality, niche review sites that you should consider directing happy customers towards. After considering the site’s Domain Authority (Moz), Trust Flow and Citation Flow (Majestic), as well as overall quality, we came up with a comprehensive list of some of the best review sites on the internet.

Below you will find a list of the niche review sites that are worth taking a look at. We’ve split them up into individual business categories, so if you’re searching for review sites that focus on your industry alone, you can jump straight to that section.

Review site categories

Alternative Medicine / TherapyCar DealersCatering
Cleaning ServicesDentistsElectrical & HVAC
Finance (Accountants / Insurance)Home Services & ContractorsIT & Computer Repair
LandscapingLegalMarketing Agencies
MechanicsMedicalNursing & Care
Pest ControlPet ServicesPlumbers
Property-rentalsReal EstateRemovals
RestaurantsSalon & BeautySchools & Education
SecuritySoftwareSport & Leisure
StorageTravel & HospitalityWedding Services

 

 

 

 


Alternative Medicine / Therapy

In this section, we’ve highlighted some quality online review sites that are ideal for businesses operating in the alternative medicine or therapeutic industries. Please note that we also have a medical section if you are looking for consumer reviews related to more traditional health and medical sectors.

Review Site DATFCFCountryFree/Paid
All Therapist502437USAFree
Alternative Medicine Practices242221USAPaid
US Massage Therapist
221819USAFree

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Car Dealers

One of the more popular categories is that of car dealers, with a handful of high quality sites that focus on consumer reviews for auto traders. Please note that we have a separate section for mechanics.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
Edmunds.com867761USAFree
Cars.com837157USAFree
DealerRater695563USAFree
Car Gurus605658USAFree
SureCritic483434USAFree
Car Folks251120USA, CANFree
Auto Car Dealers231719UKPaid

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Catering

Review sites for the catering industry is a smaller section, but one that is dominated by some large brands.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
Gig Salad583142USA, CANFree
Delivery572135USAFree

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Cleaning Services

There are a lot of local businesses offering cleaning and sanitation services, and with increased competition it only becomes more important to have a positive online reputation.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
Angie's List917055USAFree/Paid
Home Advisor886071USAFree
Green Building Canada461628CANFree
UK Cleaning Company242319UKPaid

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Dentists

Dental SEO, and local citations for dentists always prove to be in high demand, and naturally so do online review sites. Here we’ve listed some sites that focus purely on the dental industry and are ideal for directing customers towards.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
1-800 Dentist585344USAFree
Rate a Dentist452023USAFree
Dentists.com393525USAFree
Dr. Oogle372152USAFree
Dentistry in World232120AllPaid
Select Braces221624USAFree

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Electrical and HVAC

This section covers sites that list customer review sites for electricians, heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
Angie's List917055USAFree/Paid
eLocal Electricians432650USAFree
Electrician.com.au351012AUSFree
Airconditioning Professionals281433USAFree

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Finance (Accountants / Insurance)

Consumer review sites for Finance includes both accountants and insurance firms.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
Lending Tree676051USAFree
Wallet713955USAFree
Credit Karma694355USAFree
CPA Directory422342USAFree
UK Accounting Firms272638UKPaid

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Home Services and Contractors

One of the largest sections in this resource details those customer review sites that are purely for home services and contractors. By home services, we are referring to a large pool of local business services, including home builders, carpenters, interior stylists, kitchen and bathroom fitters, painters and decorators, and more. Plumbers are included in a separate list.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
Houzz924853USAFree
Angie's List917659USAFree/Paid
Thumbtack836955USAFree
Home Advisor805353USAFree
Porch722941USAFree
Kudzu775756USAFree
GuildQuality573747USAPaid
Buildzoom602440USAFree
Networx663740USAFree
Pro Referral495951USAFree
My Hammer341832UKFree
Go Smith442230USAFree
Trusted Pros392136USA, CANFree
Construction.co.uk522049UKPaid

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IT and Computer Repair

Web hosting firms, and those companies that deal with PC repair, are the focus of the list below. We’ve gathered some niche review sites that focus on this discipline.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
Host Advice492339AllFree
Computer Repair Companies UK433134UKPaid
Computer Repair Expert432328USAPaid
Web Hosting Top404036AllFree
Computer Repair Maintenance UK272021UKFree
Top Computer Shops201719USAPaid

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Landscaping

Landscaping can often come under the ‘home services’ banner (which you can find here). However, for the purpose of clarity we’ve included it in its own section.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
Angie's List924853USAFree/Paid
Networx663849USAFree
1-800 Contractor371622USAFree
Landscaping Companies281820USAFree

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Legal review sites is one of our largest and most popular sections. Covering local attorneys, solicitors and legal fees financing, we’ve chosen over a dozen quality review sites. For local SEOs, this list of top citations for attorneys may be of interest.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
Avvo846957USAFree
Martindale-Hubbell806649AllFree
Lawyers.com774237USAFree
Legal Match564947USAFree
Law Link492239AllFree
Lawyer Ratingz442519USA, CANFree
Law Firm Directory/402216AllPaid
Path Legal371023AllFree
Find a Family Attorney/291831USAPaid
LawZam271434USAFree
Lawyers DB261027USAFree
Find a Bankruptcy Lawyer241023USAPaid

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Marketing Agencies

As well as those bricks and mortar business that offer hands on services and products, we’ve included review sites for those companies that offer online services, such as marketing and SEO agencies.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
TopSEOs572330USAFree
Sales Vantage422418USAFree
Clutch382633USAPaid

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Mechanics

Another section within the auto industry is that of mechanics. Whilst the list below focuses on review for auto repairs, we have another section which focuses on car dealers.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
RepairPal683750USAFree
SureCritic563644USAFree
AutoMD511736USAFree
Mechanic Advisor504350USAFree
DriverSide492139USAFree
CarWise472931USAFree
AutoBody Review402432USAFree

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Medical

Review sites for medical firms is perhaps our largest section, and one of the more popular categories for SEOs and medical practitioners who want to improve their online reputation. Within this section we’ve included review sites for doctors, clinics, and general wellness.

Please note that we also have a separate section for Nursing and Care.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
WebMD937180USAFree
Healthline914668USAFree
ZocDoc816854USAFree
HealthGrades796354USAFree
RateMDs663041USAFree
Vitals645844USAFree
WhatClinic643645AllFree
Wellness635551USAFree
UcompareHealthcare562636USAFree
Healthy Hearing545446USAFree
SolutionReach533542USAPaid
Treat Well525048UKFree
PatientFusion514039USAFree
Doctor.com501937USAFree
Doctoralia454030UKFree
LabDraw44621USAFree
eHealth Scores441931USAFree
MD.com431629USAFree
CiteHealth431930USAFree
Doctors Dig431617USAFree
Hearing Tracker411747USA, UK, CAN, AUS, NZ, IEFree
Where is my Doctor39924AllFree
Real Patient Ratings363036USAFree
FertilityIQ351835USAFree
Lotus Guide282427USAFree
Clinic Search261923USAFree
Doctor Canada16919CANFree

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Nursing and Care

Separate to the nursing and care section, this list of review sites focuses on firms that offer day care and senior care services.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
Care726452USAFree
Caring.com723360USAFree
AgingCare.com612547USAFree
A Place for Mom615746USAFree
SeniorAdvisor593351USAFree
Care Homes573848UKFree
Senior Homes522440USAFree
Health Grove511826USAFree
OurParents454138USAFree
Where to Find Care391421USAFree
Nursing Home Ratings371712USAFree
Metro Daycare311831USAFree
Care Compare291827USAFree
Golden Reviews201424USAFree

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Pest Control

Pest control and exterminators are one of the most discussed sectors in local SEO due to the fact that they are commonly service area businesses. This makes it harder to rank in local search results!

However, if you are looking to improve your online reputation, it can be as simple as directing your customers towards these high quality review sites.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
Angie's List924853USAFree/Paid
Fixr712337USAFree
Networx663849USAFree
Find Pest Control22613USAFree
Local Pest Controllers16612USAFree

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Pet Services

Pet services includes pet grooming, pet sitting, veterinarians, and other services for our furry friends!

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
Rover683459USAFree
BringFido653042AllFree
Pet Insurance Review482539USA, UK, CANFree
PetSitter422356USA, CANFree
Dog Boarding372227USA, CANFree
Pet Grooming Info351519USAFree
Find Pet Boarding312032UKFree
USA Veterinarians292221USAFree
Precious Pet Services25816USAFree

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Plumbers

To avoid confusion, we’ve included the following review sites for plumbers in a separate section to home services and contractors.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
Angie's List924853USAFree/Paid
Best Plumbers561743USAFree
MyHammer401832UKFree

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Property Rentals

In a separate list to travel and leisure, the following review sites focus on businesses that offer vacation and property rentals.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
HomeAway846059AllFree
VRBO826158AllFree
FlipKey724750AllFree

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Real Estate

Real Estate for is big business, and it’s absolutely critical that Realtors and Estate Agents have a solid online reputation to aid their success.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
Zillow917862USAFree
Realtor.com914755USAFree
Trulia897260USAFree
Homes.com806451USAFree
Apartment Guide796254USAFree
Movoto723741USAFree
Apartment Ratings594333USAFree
IBS Team422429USAFree
Homeowners Circle36826AllFree
Estate Property Agents271919UKPaid

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Removals

The following list consists of consumer review sites for removal firms. In addition to this section, we have another list for storage.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
uShip663046AllFree
My Moving Reviews542324AllFree
Movers.com532344USAFree
Transport Reviews473242USAFree
Moving Company Reviews432431USAFree
Transport Ratings421216USAFree
Removal Reviews392422UKFree
Mover Rankings37827USAFree
UMovers321937USAFree
Moving Guardian32611USAFree
Removal Storage Company24840UKPaid

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Restaurants

Online review sites for restaurants and cafes are extremely popular, which is reflected in the size of the list below. Consumers are obviously more discerning about where they eat, and there are many household names featured, including TripAdvisor, OpenTable and Eater.com.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
TripAdvisor939177AllFree
OpenTable868166AllFree
Eater.com854962USAFree
Zomato804757AllFree
Beer Advocate766054USA, Can, UKFree
Zagat735645USAFree
Bed and Breakfast686852AllFree
Happy Cow663038AllFree
MenuPages655658USAFree
Restaurant.com646546USAFree
Gayot625048AllFree
Eat24593853USAFree
Menuism592443USAFree
Food Pages583540CANFree
Delivery.com572135USAFree
Foodio 54552148USA, CANFree
AGFG553140AUSFree
Menupix552043USA, CANFree
Best Restaurants514242AUSFree
Local Eats492730USAFree
FoodInc.ca473650CANFree
Find Me Gluten Free462337USAFree
Beanhunter451431AllFree
Fyood433146USA, CANFree
Active Diner431832USAFree
RestaVista41917AllFree
The Food Place401613UKFree
DineView292740AllFree
Restaurants.co.uk23760UKFree

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Salon and Beauty

Although a smaller section, the consumer review sites featured here are of high quality and domain authority.

Review SiteDATFCTCountryFree/Paid
RealSelf703149USAFree
SpaFinder615847AllFree
WaySpar421931CANFree

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Schools and Education

Is online reputation more important in any many other industries? Unlikely. Schools and Educational facilities rely on a solid reputation to secure their future, and below we’ve featured some of the key review sites that focus on them.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
GreatSchools886968USAFree
Niche765061USAFree
Private School Review603859USAFree
Activity Hero472734USAFree
Course Report463040USA, UK, CANFree
Camp Navigator401128USAFree

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Security

The consumer review sites featured below feature businesses that operate in the security industry, offering a range of services from security equipment, to private detectives and investigators.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
UK Security Company28723UKFree
Quote Security202127AUSFree

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Software

Software may not be a typical category of business you would think of in terms of online review sites, but it is a growing sector with increasing competition.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
Capterra776056AllFree
SoftwareAdvice744254AllFree
G2 Crowd654449AllFree
GetApp624042AllFree
TrustRadius493837AllFree
Web Retailer483242AllFree
Serchen473440AllFree

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Sport and Leisure

The Sport and Leisure category includes sites that review golf courses and yoga trails.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
Golf Link625248USA, CANFree
Yoga Trail502836USAFree
Golf Course Ranking43831USAFree
Public Golf Courses3398USAFree

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Storage

Storage sits within a different section to removals, and lists the sites that allow local consumers to recommend and rate various storage companies in their area.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
SpareFoot614840USAFree
US SelfStorage502056USAFree
Self Storage Finders502243USAFree
Moving Guardian321214USAFree

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Travel and Hospitality

The travel industry is big business and there are a huge amount of review sites out there, many of which will be recognisable as household names. Part of the reason that firms in this industry lean so heavily on their online reputation is that consumers are extremely discerning about their vacation time, and want to ensure that they get not only value for money, but a trip that helps to create great memories forever!

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
Trip Advisor938878AllFree
Booking.com938193AllFree
Airbnb914861AllFree
Expedia897557AllFree
Hotels.com857763AllFree
Booked844075AllFree
Viator824456AllFree
Hotels Combined814354AllFree
VRBO815857AllFree
Kayak808074AllFree
Fodors806145AllFree
Hostelworld787658AllFree
Orbitz777257AllFree
Frommer's757163AllFree
Apartments746553AllFree
LateRooms.com725960AllFree
Hostelbookers696852AllFree
GetYourGuide694441AllFree
Smarter Travel684161AllFree
BedAndBreakfast.com686656USA, EuropeFree
Hostels.com613251AllFree
ApartmentRatings592636USAFree
FreeToBook583240AllFree
Hostelz573340AllFree
Trekaroo574335USA, UKFree
TourRadar553345AllFree
Splendia544047AllFree
Vacation Home Rentals543241AllFree
Hotels and Travel512641AllFree
Bed and Breakfast Worldwide441032AllFree
Lodging World432229AllFree
Apartment Reviews412026AllFree
Book Cottages392953AllFree
Pets Can Stay332762USA, CANFree

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Wedding Services

Similarly to travel, weddings can be a once in a lifetime event, and a great cause for celebration. When consumers invest in a business offering wedding planning, or other services related to their big day, they want to ensure that they are using one with a positive online reputation, and so online reviews are absolutely crucial.

Review SiteDATFCFCountryFree/Paid
Wedding Wire904255USAFree
The Knot897063USAFree
One Wed692334USAFree
My Wedding684454USAFree
Wedding Bee612642USAFree
Equally Wed572638USAFree
Guides for Brides502639UKFree
The Wedding Planner461243UKFree
Eventective442543USA, CANFree
Wedding Planner442942UKFree
Party Wedding391220USAFree
Find A Wedding Venue361337UKFree
Net Weddings342411UKFree
Your Wedding Pro262120UKFree
Wedding Service Companies221022USAFree

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Do you know of a quality, niche review site that we’ve missed out on?

Let us know in the comments section.

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43 thoughts on “Niche Review Sites by Business Category”

  1. In 2018, small independent businesses just getting started with HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List will be better served with Local SEO and Social Media Ads versus late-in-the-game, over-saturated lead and exposure services.

    It really matters if you get in early or late with lead / exposure services.

    These two services are way late in the game and not a bargain for those just getting started.

    1. Thanks for your comment Tony, if you have any sites in mind do let us know, and we’ll see what we can do to cover these in a future post.

  2. As always, you provide extremely interesting, relevant and thorough information. Nothing is ever left half-baked or wanting when done by BrightLocal. Thanks so much for posting.

    1. Hi Azka, we’re actually in the process of updating these resources and we’ll aim to include business consulting when we do.

      Thanks

      Jamie

  3. Hi there. Great list, thank you. In our business we use TrustPilot a lot. We send customers there because it is very easy to submit a review. Some of the other sites require too much input which customers don’t favor.

    Thanks!

    Vasi
    Corsia Logistocs

  4. I’m guessing this list is compiled based on domain authority. It’d be cool to see which ones show up more in the SERPs for either generic or branded queries. For example, I see Healthgrades show up for almost every single search I do for a dental practice. Another great thing to know would be which sites use review schema (thus getting you the gold stars).

  5. Great post! Do you have a similar list for review sites in other countries, like The Netherlands?

  6. Thank you very much for compiling this information in one place, nice work!

    I particularly like how you linked each place to the corresponding directory and also indicated if it was free or paid, did I mention, nice work?

    I will be filing this page away for reference in the future for sure.

  7. Hi. Thanks for this great list of review sites. Another site I’d like to add is opencare.com which is a good site for dentists and other healthcare providers. The site currently has a DA of 70, trust flow of 45 and citation flow 51. It’s available for both Canada and the US.

    1. Hi…This does seem to be a great site to find healthcare practitioners, but when I went through to find a dentist, I just got asked a bunch of questions and they want to “email” me. We prefer more “open” online review sites that more transparently show reviews. Thanks for reading and offering your input! — Sherry

      1. Many of your listings for Wedding Services are inaccurate. EquallyWed.com, theknot.com, weddingservicecompanies.com and weddingbee.com do not offer free vendor listings. I did not attempt all in your list, just those. onewed.com did give me a free listing.

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