Google reviews for your business allows users. For example, your clients and customers can leave you a review if you have a Google My Business page.
Your Google My Business page is part of the suite of Google tools. These tools allow small business owners and can larger companies scale their business.
There are many other types of sites where customers may leave a review. These include; Yelp, Urban Spoon, Home Advisor, Houzz, Angie’s List, to name a few. What makes Google Reviews so unique is that you can grow your online marketing presence for free.
If you do not have a Google My Business page, you miss out on a critical component of a marketing strategy. Give your customers a place you leave you a kudos on the great service you provide. This will go a long way in convincing potential customers why they should do business with you instead of a local competitor. This is especially true if you have a 5 Star Google Review.
Reviews will matter when showing in the Google local map for local searches related to your business. One important note to remember here. Google can detect a ‘paid’ review.’ This is when a person or company is hired to do ‘guest posting’ or ‘faux reviews’ to game Google. Be forewarned. If caught, you will be penalized.
HOW TO ENCOURAGE REVIEWS
First, make it easy for a customer to leave you a review. For example, you can give then the custom link to your Google My Business listing. To illustrate this, our custom URL is (https://g.page/visionefx). You can find this setting under the ‘Info tab’ in your GMB dashboard.
Furthermore, do not be shy about asking for a review. Especially if you have recently helped a customer; on the other hand, some businesses will send their GMB review link over SMS mobile. This is especially true with doctors or dentists following a patient’s appointment.
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