I own a pest control service so I figured Angie's List would be a great addition to our marketing profile.
Let me tell you something about Angie's List.
First, they outright lied about the number of people searching for pest control on Angies List.
Second, we PAID $250 per month to be listed on it. I think we all have heard or seen the claim that "no contractor can pay to be on Angie's List".
Last, we were bombarded with calls from our representative to upgrade to different features and packages (which cost more, obviously). So the we get more reviews, more exposure, more business.
Angie's List gets more than 1/2 their annual revenue from advertising not membership, I checked. What does that tell you?
With Free services like yelp, google etc why would anyone use Angie's List?
Review about: Angies List Membership.
Monetary Loss: $1200.