Niche Review Sites by Business Category – Updated 2019

300+ Industry Review Sites for 30+ Business Sectors – updated October 2019!

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 from Google My Business.

As a bonus, online reviews and ratings can even help a business rank higher on Google. Moz’s Local Ranking Factors Survey shows 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:

  • 86% of consumers read online reviews when searching for local businesses
  • 57% of consumers only use businesses with 4 or more stars
  • Consumers read an average 10 reviews before feeling able to trust a business

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 industry review sites to help make informed purchase decisions.


Review sites for 30+ industries

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 and overall quality, we came up with a comprehensive review sites list. These are some of the best review sites on the internet!

Below you’ll 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 top review sites that focus on your industry alone, you can jump straight to that section.

Please Note: While BrightLocal offers niche review sites as part of its Reputation Manager tool, the below lists are not intended to reflect those that can be monitored using our tools.

Review site categories

Alternative Medicine / Therapy Car Dealers Catering
Cleaning Services Dentists Electrical & HVAC
Finance (Accountants / Insurance) Home Services & Contractors IT & Computer Repair
Landscaping Legal Marketing Agencies
Mechanics Medical Nursing & Care
Pest Control Pet Services Plumbers
Property-rentals Real Estate Removals
Restaurants Salon & Beauty Schools & Education
Security Software Sport & Leisure
Storage Travel & Hospitality Wedding Services

 

 

 

 


Alternative Medicine / Therapy

In this section, we’ve highlighted some of the best 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 DA Country Free/Paid
CareDash 48 USA Free
All Bud 44 USA Free
All Therapist 34 USA Free
Cannabis & Marijuana Information 31 USA Free
Weedy 30 USA Free
iBudtender 28 USA Free
USA Massage Therapist 17 USA Paid
Alternative Medicine Practices 14 USA Paid
Local Chiropractors 12 USA Free
Find Local Chiropractor 9 USA Free
Chiropractor Cloud 8 USA Free

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Car Dealerships

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

Review Site DA Country Free/Paid
Edmunds 83 USA Paid
Cars.com 77 USA Free
Car Gurus 75 USA Free
DealerRater 60 USA Free
SureCritic 42 USA Free
Auto Car Dealers 21 UK Paid
Local Car Dealerships 13 USA Free

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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 Site DA Country Free/Paid
GigSalad 59 USA, CAN Paid
Delivery.com 62 USA Free
Find Local Catering 6 USA Free

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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 Site DA Country Free/Paid
Angie’s List 85 USA Free
Home Advisor 81 USA Free
Green Building Canada 23 CAN Free
UK Cleaning Company 22 UK Paid

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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 Site DA Country Free/Paid
1-800 Dentist 49 USA Paid
CareDash 48 USA Free
Dr. Oogle 35 USA Paid
Dentists.com 29 USA Free
Select Braces 19 USA, AUS, CAN Free
Dentalprofy.com 19 USA Free
Dentist Find 18 USA Free
Denta Gama 41 USA Free
Dentist Search 10 USA Free
Dentist & Dentistry National Directory 8 USA Free

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Electrical and HVAC

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

Review Site DA Country Free/Paid
Angie’s List 85 USA Free
eLocal Electricians 26 USA Free
Air Conditioning Professionals 18 USA Paid
Oneflare 47 AUS Free
Best Plumbers 39 USA Free
PlumbingWEB.com 25 USA Free
HomeOwnersCircle.com 21 USA Free
Local A/C 9 USA Free

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Finance (Accountants / Insurance)

This consumer review sites list for Finance includes both accountants and insurance firms.

Review Site DA Country Free/Paid
Wallet 71 USA Free
Credit Karma 72 USA Free
Lending Tree 67 USA Free
CPA Directory 44 USA Free
UK Accounting Firms 23 UK Paid
Tax Buzz 40 USA Free
The Right Financial Advisor 19 USA Free

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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 Site DA Country Free/Paid
Houzz 90 ALL Free
Angie’s List 85 USA Free
Home Advisor 81 USA Paid
Porch 80 USA Paid
Thumbtack 69 USA Free
Architect Magazine 65 USA Free
Buildzoom 61 USA Free
Networx 61 USA Free
Pro Referral 58 USA Free
GuildQuality 46 USA, CAN Free
TrustedPros 42 USA, CAN Free
Construction.co.uk 40 UK Free
Smith 38 USA Free
Local Lawn Maintenance 11 USA Free

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IT and Computer Repair

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

Review Site DA Country Free/Paid
HostAdvice 48 ALL Free
Web Hosting Top 39 ALL Free
Computer Repair Companies UK 35 UK Paid
Computer Repair Maintenance UK 29 UK Free
Computer Repair Expert 17 USA Paid
Top Computer Shops 14 USA Paid

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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 Site DA Country Free/Paid
Angie’s List 85 USA Free
Home Advisor 81 USA Paid
Networx 61 USA Free
Landscaping Companies 15 USA Paid

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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 top review sites. For local SEOs, this list of top citations for attorneys may be of interest.

Review Site DA Country Free/Paid
Justia 89 USA Free
Avvo 70 USA Free
Lawyers.com 69 USA Free
Martindale-Hubbell 64 ALL Free
Legal Match 62 USA Free
Law Link 49 ALL Free
Lawyer Legion 39 USA Free
Find a Family Attorney 28 USA Paid
Law Firm Directory 26 ALL Paid
Path Legal 24 ALL Free
Lawtally 19 USA Free
Legal Fee Financing 19 USA Free
Find a Bankruptcy Lawyer 15 USA Paid
USA Attorneys 12 USA Free
Legal Services Link 39 USA Free

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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 Site DA Country Free/Paid
Top SEOs 41 ALL Free

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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 Site DA Country Free/Paid
Repair Pal 65 USA Paid
AutoMD 56 USA Free
DriverSide 54 USA Free
Mechanic Advisor 46 USA Paid
SureCritic 42 ALL Paid
CarWise 39 USA Free
AutoBody Review 39 USA Paid
BimmerShops 38 USA Free
4 Road Service 30 USA Free
Extreme Wrench 21 USA Free
Local Auto Restoration 13 USA Free
Local Auto Parts 10 USA Free
Local Auto Painting 10 USA Free

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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 Site DA Country Free/Paid
WebMD 93 USA Paid
Healthline 90 USA Paid
ZocDoc 73 USA Paid
HealthGrades 71 USA Free
Vitals 64 USA Free
RateMDs 63 USA Free
Treatwell 62 UK Paid
Wellness 59 USA Free
Healthy Hearing 58 USA Free
WhatClinic 56 ALL Paid
FertilityIQ 55 USA Free
SolutionReach 51 USA Paid
MD.com 51 USA Free
Doctor.com 49 USA Paid
CareDash 48 USA Free
Doctoralia 40 UK Free
CiteHealth 39 USA Free
Dialysis Finder 33 USA Free
Real Patient Ratings 32 USA Paid
eHealth Scores 31 USA Free
Free Clinic Directory 31 USA Free
Where to Find Care 31 USA Free
Health Soul 30 ALL Free
LabDraw 25 USA Free
Appointment Net 16 USA Free
Doctor Canada 14 CAN Free
Clinic Search 13 USA Free

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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 Site DA Country Free/Paid
Care.com 76 USA Free
Caring.com 66 USA Free
Aging Care 64 USA Free
A Place for Mom 62 USA Free
Care Homes & Nursing Homes UK 58 UK Paid
SeniorAdvisor.com 53 USA Free
SeniorHomes.com 52 USA Paid
Our Parents 49 USA Free
ChildcareCenter.us 49 USA Free
CareDash 48 USA Free
Assisted Living Facilities 46 USA Free
Home Health Care Agencies 41 USA Free
Metro Daycare 29 USA Free
Golden Reviews 26 USA Free
Grandfolk 20 USA Free

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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 Site DA Country Free/Paid
Angie’s List 85 USA Free
Networx 61 USA Paid
Find Pest Control 14 USA Free
Local Pest Controllers 13 USA Free

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Pet Services

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

Review Site DA Country Free/Paid
Rover 74 USA, CAN, UK Free
BringFido 66 USA Free
Pet Insurance Review 48 USA, CAN Paid
PetSitter 43 USA, CAN Free
The Good Vet & Pet Guide 36 USA Free
Find Pet Boarding 34 UK Free
Dog Boarding 29 USA Free
Pet Grooming Info 22 USA Free
Better Vet 18 USA Free
USA Veterinarians 15 USA Paid

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Plumbers

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

Review Site DA Country Free/Paid
Angie’s List 85 USA Free
Best Plumbers 39 USA Free

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Property Rentals

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

Review Site DA Country Free/Paid
HomeAway 80 ALL Free
VRBO 74 ALL Free
FlipKey 69 ALL Free

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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 Site DA Country Free/Paid
Realtor.com 89 USA Free
Zillow 86 USA Free
Trulia 84 USA Free
Homes.com 69 USA Free
Movoto 69 USA Free
Apartment Guide 65 USA Paid
Apartment Ratings 60 USA Free
IBS Team 26 USA Free
Rate My Agent 24 USA, CAN, AUS Free
Estate Property Agents 22 UK Paid
Homeowners Circle 21 USA Free
Cut Above Realty Agents 13 USA Free

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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 Site DA Country Free/Paid
uShip 63 ALL Free
My Moving Reviews 51 ALL Free
Movers.com 52 ALL Free
Transport Reviews 42 USA Free
Moving Company Reviews 38 USA, CAN Free
Removal Reviews 37 UK Free
Transport Rankings 27 USA Free
Mover Rankings 24 USA Free
UMovers 18 USA Free
Removal Storage Company 16 UK Paid

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Restaurants

Online review sites for restaurants and cafés 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 and OpenTable.

Review Site DA Country Free/Paid
TripAdvisor 93 ALL Free
OpenTable 83 ALL Free
Zomato 82 ALL Free
Zagat 79 USA Free
Beer Advocate 75 ALL Free
RateBeer 73 USA Free
Happy Cow 72 ALL Free
Bed and Breakfast 66 ALL Free
Restaurant.com 65 USA Free
Gayot 64 ALL Free
Delivery.com 62 USA Free
Menuism 59 USA Free
Food Pages 58 CAN Free
AGFG 52 AUS Free
Menupix 52 USA, CAN Free
Local Eats 52 USA Free
Find Me Gluten Free 50 ALL Free
Best Restaurants 49 AUS Paid
Beanhunter 49 ALL Paid
Foodio 54 48 USA, CAN Free
DineHere.us 48 USA Free
Active Diner 41 USA Free
MenuClub.com 41 USA Free
Restaurants.co.uk 34 UK Free
FoodInc.ca 31 CAN Free
Fyood 23 USA, CAN Free
RestaVista 23 ALL Free
Find Around 19 USA Free
DineView 18 ALL Free
Brew Hopping 18 USA Free
Coffee Shop Search 10 USA Free

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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 Site DA Country Free/Paid
RealSelf 70 USA Free
SpaFinder 63 ALL Paid
WaySpa 44 CAN Free
Beuty Seeker 37 CAN Free
Hair Extension Guide 27 USA Free
YourSalon.Co 14 USA Free
Seeking Stylists 13 USA Free

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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 Site DA Country Free/Paid
GreatSchools 79 USA Free
Niche 70 USA Free
Private School Review 58 USA Paid
Activity Hero 49 USA Free
Course Report 58 USA, UK, AUS Free
Camp Navigator 30 USA Free

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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 Site DA Country Free/Paid
Security Today 47 USA Free
UK Security Company 18 UK Paid
Auto Locksmith Finder 15 USA Free
Security Quotes 12 AUS Free

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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 Site DA Country Free/Paid
Capterra 75 ALL Free
Software Advice 70 USA, CAN Free
GetApp 64 ALL Free
G2 Crowd 62 ALL Free
TrustRadius 54 ALL Free
Web Retailer 53 ALL Free
IT Central Station 51 ALL Free
Serchen 51 ALL Free
Best Web Design Agencies 28 ALL Free

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Sport and Leisure

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

Review Site DA Country Free/Paid
Golf Link 58 USA, CAN Free
Yoga Trail 48 ALL Free
Golf Course Ranking 34 USA Free
Public Golf Courses 22 USA Free

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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 Site DA Country Free/Paid
Spare Foot 63 USA Free
Your Storage Finder 41 USA Free
USSelfStorage.com 40 USA Free
Self Storage Finders 40 USA Free
Movewithmovers.com 25 USA Free
Mover Rankings 24 USA Free
uMovers.com 18 USA Free

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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 Site DA Country Free/Paid
Booking.com 94 ALL Free
TripAdvisor 93 ALL Free
AirBNB 92 ALL Free
Expedia 90 ALL Free
Hotels.com 87 ALL Free
Kayak 85 ALL Free
Hostelworld 82 ALL Free
Viator 81 ALL Free
Get Your Guide 81 ALL Free
Hotels Combined 78 ALL Free
Hostelbookers 77 ALL Free
Fodors 75 ALL Free
Orbitz 74 ALL Free
VRBO 74 ALL Free
Frommer’s 73 ALL Free
Apartments.com 66 USA Free
BedAndBreakfast.com 66 ALL Free
Hostels.com 65 ALL Free
Splendia 61 ALL Free
Apartment Ratings 60 USA Free
Vacation Home Rentals 59 ALL Free
Hostelz.com 57 ALL Free
Trekaroo 56 USA, UK, CAN Free
TourRadar 56 ALL Free
Free Campsites 55 USA Free
Budgetplaces.com 55 USA Free
FreeToBook 54 ALL Free
Booked.net 54 ALL Free
Rentalo 51 USA Free
Hotels & Travel 47 ALL Paid
Lodging World 43 ALL Free
Book Cottages 40 ALL Paid
Travelindex 37 ALL Free
Pets Can Stay 35 USA, CAN Paid
TripCook 31 USA Free

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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 Site DA Country Free/Paid
The Knot 85 USA Free
Wedding Wire 75 USA Free
WeddingBee 67 USA Free
One Wed 65 USA Free
Equally Wed 59 USA Free
Eventective 51 USA Free
Guides for Brides 47 UK Paid
Wedding Planner 44 UK Paid
Find A Wedding Venue 26 UK Paid
Your Wedding Pro 18 UK Paid
Wedding Service Companies 18 USA Paid

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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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