One thing we spend a lot of time on at Thumbtack is trying to get Thumbtack listings to the top of Google search results. We think that the local businesses on our site provide the best, most relevant content on the web for all kinds of search queries.
Getting Thumbtack listings to the top of Google helps consumers (because the local businesses on our site are awesome) and helps local businesses (because it helps bring them… well… local business).
Dear Google: Is someone searching for a pet sitter in Pottstown? We’ve got that. How about for a wedding planner in Washington? We’ve got that too. Or maybe for a singing Gorilla-gram in Calabasas? Send them our way!
Today we implemented a new feature that will hopefully help your favorite listings get to the top of Google. We added Google’s new “+1″ button to every listing on Thumbtack. Facebook has “likes”, and Google now has “+1′s”.
According to Google, any +1′s on your listing will help your friends, contacts, and others on the web find your listing in Google search results.
This means that we encourage you and your friends to +1 your favorite Thumbtack listings until your fingers fall off.
You can see this button in action on our favorite chef’s listing here.
You like seeing Thumbtack listings at the top of Google?