There are so many local search offerings for India around. There are pros and cons to each of them. Some are restricted to a single city, some restricted to a single business like restaurants, while some can only be accessed via your mobile. There is no comprehensive listing of the players in this segment.
I am starting with a basic alphabetical listing of all the relevant players which have presence in more than one city or offer extremely valuable service. I will update the list regularly along with the pros, cons, services provided, the differentiating factor etc of each over time. I hope this will help all of us in learning about which service to use based on the kind of information, city and mode being used till we reach a point that a couple of services can provide us with most local information that one needs.
Alphabetical List of Local Information Players for India
- Ask Laila
- City Infoline
- Forbes Yellow Pages
- Getit Yellow Pages
- Google Local Search
- Infomedia Yellow Pages
- Max Yellow Pages
- Sulekha Yellow Pages
- Yahoo Local Search
If I have missed anything or you will like to add something to the post above, please leave the comments below and I will do the needful.
DISCLAIMER: I was previously involved with Khojguru.
It was about 7 months back when I first came to Gurgaon. I was excited. I had heard so much about it, its malls, its restaurants in malls, its shops in malls, its life in malls! 2 weeks later I realised that for everything I had to go to the mall or my local kirana store in the building. I had no clue of other markets/shops in Gurgaon. Worse, I did not know where to find a plumber because my shower was leaking or how to find a place so that I could get my laptop repaired or where to find the menus of home delivery restaurants!!
And then I and my friends decided to do something. We made Khojguru to solve exactly all these problems. The key feature of Khojguru is that we have tried to list down as many shops/merchants as have been possible so far. The list is not exhaustive but then our efforts are still on . What ever you want to search, whatever shop you want to find – just type it in Khojguru.
Some example searches you may want to try: plumber, laptop repair, flowers, etc. If you are looking for something more specific like you wish to have chiken tikka delivered to your home, well we know where you can get it, just search for chicken tikka home delivery. Find more at the official Khojguru blog.