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Foursquare Gets New Homepage, Features

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Many companies are competing for your attention when it comes to local search, and it appears that Foursquare isn't looking to be left out in the cold. A recent post on the Foursquare Blog heralds the arrival of a new home page for the company, offering not just a bold new look but also new functionality that improves the usefulness of the site.

If you've been spending all of your local search time on Google or Yelp, now might be a good time to give Foursquare another shot - and if you're a site owner that relies on local traffic, it may be a good idea to take a look at what Foursquare is now offering.

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Foursquare Allows Users to Search for Menu Items

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When you're thinking about a place to have dinner, you often imagine what you want to eat as opposed to where you want to eat. However, except for more generalized classifications like "Italian" or "Chinese" or "seafood," there hasn't really been a great way to search for specific dishes - say, "chicken and sausage paella" or "Beef Wellington."

That changes with a new feature from Foursquare that allows users to enter search queries for specific menu items and find the restaurants that serve them. If you run a restaurant you'll want to make sure your online menu can be easily crawled by search engine bots.

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