Local Search Coming to a City Near You…

iBegin claims they are ‘the next big step in local search’ and from what I’ve seen they are coming close to it.

Currently only listing Toronto as the only city they have out, the results from browsing the site seem remarkable.

You can view sections of the results that may be ‘Bars’, ‘Hotels’, ‘Retail’, and more… and find out the top rated ( by users ) places to hang out in your city, or a city you may be visiting.

I find it a mix of Digg.com / Del.icio.us and Craigslist.com in a whacked up, web 2.0 kind of way. Users submit their listings and use tags for those listings.. and other users can contribute to that listing with their own reviews and tags, making the site user driven. What I find most valuable is the little known interest in this site as of yet.. meaning you can get your listing in first for your city and beat your competition to the punch.

You can register now even though the site is in Beta, and get your listings in and vote on ones that might already be submitted in their database.

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