A-freakin'-men! Yelp is AWFUL! Yelp and Thumbtack don't work for me...
HomeAdvisor works like gangbusters for me though. I'm about as big of a fan of HomeAdvisor as you'll find.
The people who complain about HA I've found fall in one of these categories:
- They don't know how to use it.
- They prefer "cheaper" marketing methods (I.e. Thumbtack) and get what they pay for.
- Are just following the lead of other naysayers without experience of actually using it. ("Have you used it?" "Well no... but... the internet...")
- Already have all the business they can handle from growing a legitimate business via tried and true marketing methods.