I have been writing reviews of restaurants on Zomato for about a month now & its been a nice experience so far. Zomato is the largest food website in India & that I guess ensures that the readership is huge.
So, after reviewing food in restaurants for months, here comes a review of a food website:
People do not necessarily go to a restaurant once. They might not have the same experience every time they go. So there shud b an option to update an earlier post – Suppose I have written a post in august 2011 & I revisit the same restaurant in November – I might have a different experience then – There shud be a way to update the old one so that readers can see perspective of the same person in two different times + it shud appear in recent posts. Shud b interesting proposition.
In this yummraj.com site, with every post there is an option to like the post on facebook, G+, twitter, ….. etc. That ensures that whenever people like it, their friends also get to see it, thus gettin more traffic. Zomato is yet to start this……I hope they do.
Out of all the bloggers , the readers may like reading posts of some bloggers more than others . e.g. Of the times food guide, my tastes relate more to Sabina Sehgal than to Maryam Reshi. So I have all of Sabina’s edited books 2004 to 2009 at home – Currently this feature is not present. So Zomato may have a feature where there is a way to follow a favorite blogger – either after he/she logs in / intimation by email.
Pics of restarants / food dishes is currently not seen in Zomato. It is another feature that Zomato can introduce. That enhances the look of the review page & increases excitement.
A very common problem with food reviews on the net is that many eateries mark ‘this review is not useful’ for non favorable reviews & ‘useful’ for favorable reviews. Zomato shud b able to curb that by not allowing one email id/facebook login etc to post more than one comment.
Sometimes the reader might want to ask something to the blogger for clarification – In Zomato there shud b a place to ask questions.
When one writes a post on Zomato, there might be few places that he/she wants to highlight in bold / italics / underline. Need that option – currently not available.
What is great about Zomato is that the post is uploaded very fast after submitting.