Online ratings are clearly vital to today’s businesses. For proof, see the stats in our blog, “Online Reviews Build Trust and Traffic.” And when you’re ready to get more ratings and reviews for your company, follow these 5 steps:
1. Ask! Whether in person, on the phone, or in an email – just ask your satisfied customers to submit a review.
2. Leave a reminder. Leave behind a postcard or brochure with product/service information, your contact details and a request to provide a review on Google, Yelp or a site you prefer.
3. Create a review link. Use this on your website and in emails. Here’s how to create a unique Google Review link for your business:
Locate your Place ID using this link: https://developers.google.com/places/place-id
Append your Place ID to this URL to create your link: http://search.google.com/local/writereview?placeid=<YOUR PLACE ID>
Click here for the First Looks Advertising Review Link and, while you’re there, please leave us a review – we really appreciate it!
4. Respond to reviewers. If an issue is raised, address it; if a compliment is given, say thanks.