Facebook tests new site to find top-rated residential service firms

Facebook is testing a new feature that will direct users to the best-rated and reviewed local service providers in their area. At the easy-to-access URL Facebook.com/services, the social network has compiled a searchable directory of professional service providers, such plumbers, contractors, painters, etc.

The effort is similar to both Amazon and Google’s recent moves to connect customers with home and local service providers, in an effort to unseat industry giants like Angie’s List and Yelp by leveraging both the strength and broad reach of their respective platforms.

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