Posts tagged "Google My Business"

Use this email template to ask for Google Reviews

June 17th, 2020 Posted by Google, Local SEO, Reviews, SEO 2 comments on “Use this email template to ask for Google Reviews”
How can you get more Google reviews? It’s simple. You need to make asking for them a consistent part of your business processes
 
Customer talking about how happy they are with your product or service?
 
Ask them for a Google review.
 
Client been working with you for a while now and seeing great results?
 
Time to ask for that online review.
 
Done with a job and won’t see the customer again?
 
Ask them for a Google review!
 
It’s rare that someone will say no. And if you’re able to follow up with people, asking twice pretty much always does the trick. 
 

Why Google Reviews Matter

 
Reviews on your Google My Business page are almost certainly a ranking factor for Local SEO
 
Plus, social proof is a critical part of your marketing, so you want future prospects to hear from your current happy customers or clients. 
 
Wisconsin SEO map pack results plumber
Those stars next to your business name help you stand out and make searchers want to click on your listing. Just look at the example above for “plumber verona.” Which of the three would you click if your shower drain was backed up?

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How can you get more Google reviews? It’s simple. You need to make asking for them a consistent part of your business processes
 
Customer talking about how happy they are with your product or service?
 
Ask them for a Google review.
 
Client been working with you for a while now and seeing great results?
 
Time to ask for that online review.
 
Done with a job and won’t see the customer again?
 
Ask them for a Google review!
 
It’s rare that someone will say no. And if you’re able to follow up with people, asking twice pretty much always does the trick. 
 

Why Google Reviews Matter

 
Reviews on your Google My Business page are almost certainly a ranking factor for Local SEO
 
Plus, social proof is a critical part of your marketing, so you want future prospects to hear from your current happy customers or clients. 
 
Wisconsin SEO map pack results plumber
Those stars next to your business name help you stand out and make searchers want to click on your listing. Just look at the example above for “plumber verona.” Which of the three would you click if your shower drain was backed up?

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Link to your Google Local page for reviews

September 18th, 2016 Posted by Google, Local SEO, SEO 0 comments on “Link to your Google Local page for reviews”

Why ask for Google reviews and how many should I have?

Five (UPDATE: Three) is the magic number when it comes to reviews on your Google Local or Google My Business (GMB) page. That’s because once you have 5 reviews, Google shows your star rating visually to potential customers on Google Maps and in the result page 3-pack. Something about seeing stars just makes a person want to click and check out that business.

SEO business ranking in Google

Not having those stars when other businesses do just makes it look like you’re lacking somehow. And you are, really, because you should regularly be using social proof (like testimonials and reviews) to sell to your future customers. Anybody can say their own company isĀ great, but new customers are more likely to believe your past customers.

How do I get more reviews on Google?

So how do you encourage your customers to leave you reviews on Google? There’s no obvious link URL like there is for your main website.

Fortunately, someone has made it easy by creating a tool. Check out how it works in our YouTube video here.

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