Local search powered by word of mouth
Kudzu.com helps homeowners choose the best service providers for their home and family and gives service providers an online forum to drive word of mouth for their businesses.
Launched in Atlanta, Phoenix and San Diego in 2006, Kudzu features 4 million+ consumer reviews and detailed profiles built by local service businesses. These profiles include specialties, descriptions, photos, video and deals.
Today, Kudzu is expanding nationwide and now lists businesses across the country with a focus on the local Georgia market.
Key features and partnerships
Kudzu allows users to post reviews, photos of completed work, and project details. The site allows consumers to save favorite businesses and share reviews with their networks.
In February 2009, Kudzu hooked up with Facebook Connect to allow consumers to sign in with their Facebook ID and share reviews with friends. And in May 2009, Kudzu connected with Twitter to allow users to easily share their favorites.
In June of 2017, Kudzu built a partnership with Renoworks, a groundbreaking visualization tool that allows users to upload photos of their home and choose materials from thousands of manufacturers to plan a remodel. The tool also allows remodelers to bring a project to life from a tablet or laptop while consulting with a client.
Helping local businesses
Kudzu puts businesses in front of local customers at the very moment they need you. The site helps businesses unleash the power of "word of mouth referral marketing" by turning their best customers into advocates. Users can instantly contact businesses via text, tracked calls, or email and share reviews with friends.
Businesses can create and edit profiles, solicit and respond to reviews, and track exposure. KudzuPro includes sophisticated dashboards that show recovered jobs, recovered revenue, jobs booked by lead source, customer satisfaction by team member, online reputation reporting and more. Learn more here.
Kudzu Business Solutions also offers a full suite of digital services designed to help businesses grow, including review automation, automated customer retention programs, pay-per-click advertising, social media marketing, SEO, website design and development, professional photo and video, logo design, and custom app development.
Kudzu is owned by Cox Search Inc., a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, one of the nation's leading media companies. Cox's other businesses include Cox Media Group, Cox Communications, Manheim, Auto Trader, Kelly Blue Book and Cox Automotive. Besides Kudzu, Cox Media Group houses 14 television stations, 60 radio stations, 7 daily newspapers and 12 digital brands including the Atlanta Journal Constitution , WSB-TV Atlanta, and WSB Radio.