How To Get Google Reviews For Your Business In Three Steps
Something we hear regularly at WiseGuys from our clientele is “How do we get more reviews on our Google Listing?” So, we decided to write an article outlining the best ways to get customers to leave reviews for your business.
Why Reviews Are Important
Getting reviews for your business is a huge part of building trust and credibility. Before people are willing to hand over their money, they will check out your reviews. Also, reviews play a huge role in Local SEO. So, what is the best way to encourage people to leave reviews for your business?
Step One: Google My Business
The first step is making sure that you have claimed, or created, a Google My Business Listing. If you have not claimed or created your Google My Business yet, customers will not be able to leave reviews for you. If you have trouble, email us and we will take care of it for you.
Step Two: Make It Easy
After your Google My Business is set up, you will need to create a link to share with customers. Https://whitespark.ca/google-review-link-generator/ is a site that will generate a link that you can copy and paste. Making it easy for your clientele to leave a review is a huge part of actually getting reviews. Humans are lazy; they will not put in a lot of effort to leave a review! Once you have created the link, it is time to start sending it out!
Step Three: Send Away!
The best ways to get reviews is to ask for them after you have solved a problem, or have given the customer an awesome experience. (Pro Tip: do not send the link to upset customers!) The best way we have found is to email the link to them, with a nice note explaining why the review is necessary. You would want to say something like “Please leave us a review! It will help us grow and reach more clientele!” It is so easy for your client to leave you a review. It is literally a two click process!
If you want to build massive credibility and trust for your business, reviews are incredibly important. Whether we like it or not, anyone can leave a review about your company (learning how to respond to poor reviews will be an upcoming article) and they are a huge factor in people's buying decisions. Use the tips outlined above to increase your revenue today!