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How to ask for, and get, more reviews for your business

How to get more reviews for your business

Everybody knows how important customer reviews are!

As a consumer, how often do you check with friends and family before buying something or hiring someone to perform a service for you. Those referrals are important! So are online reviews. Many of us turn to Angie’s List, Yelp, Facebook, Google, and many other review websites before deciding to plunk down money for products or services. Most people will also look for reviews on a company’s website too! We expect to see reviews (aka testimonials) to help us make up our mind about a particular company.

As a business owner, it’s in your best interest to ask your customers for reviews.… [Click to Continue Reading]

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How and who to ask for a recommendation or review

how to ask for online reviews or recommendations

There’s no doubt about it. Professional recommendations are a great tool to help further your personal career. And business reviews are known ways to drive traffic to your website, improve your SEO, and grow your business. We can ask people to do us a favor by writing them, but it’s important to go about it in the right way so we get genuine and effective reviews.

I can’t count the number of times I’ve been asked to give people recommendations on LinkedIn or review someone’s business on Yelp, Google+, Angieslist, or other website. But the reality is that a good 90% of the time I’m asked to put in a good word for somebody, or their company, I don’t do it.… [Click to Continue Reading]

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