Best computer repair shop in Atlanta, Georgia?
Hi Dave. I'm in Atlanta and am wondering if you have a recommendation for a computer repair person or company here in town?
Not sure why you think I'm based there in Atlanta, but while I really like the city, I'm based in Colorado, 1500 miles away! Still, the question you ask is a general one about resource location on the Internet, so let's give it a shot, shall we?
The first way you can do a search - and certainly one I recommend - is to ask your friends, colleagues and neighbors. When their computers break down, when upgrades are needed, when a particularly virulent virus runs havoc on their system, who do they call or what company do they tap? Word of mouth is always a smart strategy and you can also post your question on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Twitter and any other social network you use. For a lot of people that's the entire search. Done.
If that's not meeting your needs, another good place to look is Yelp, depending on exactly what you seek. If you want to know where you can drown your sorrows at the best bar in Atlanta, Yelp's your place! But what may surprise you is that it has lots of service and repair shops all with reviews too. So a search for "computer repair in Atlanta" yields:
It's even in a nice visual format, no less!
For service businesses, Angie's List has a huge database and easy search system too, but it'll cost you money to search, so depending on how concerned you are about finding the very best repair facility, a free alternative might be better. Then again, you can use a Google search to get the raw list of providers from Angie's List, though they're not sorted by user ratings:
That same Google search -- for "best computer repair, atlanta, ga" -- offers some other interesting possibilities:
What I look for are "Google reviews'. You can see two of those listings have reviews from users. Yes there's a chance they're bogus, but some data is better than none.
Oh, you should also pay attention to the ads on the Google results page. For example, the following are all paid advertisements tied to the search:
All look good, and seven reviews + five stars = one worth exploring.
There are lots of resources for finding a specific service provider in a given city, even if you're new to the town or just visiting. I'm a big fan of Yelp and, as you can see, Google search, but really, my first step would always be to broadcast my search on the social networks and see if my friends on Facebook, Twitter, or any of the other networks can offer up a personal recommendation. One personal recommendation is worth six random anonymous ones, after all.
And good luck with your computer problems!
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