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Video – 7 Hacks For Getting Online Reviews

April 17th, 2021 by gtowsley Leave a reply »

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You work your tail off to do a super job.  Sure, YOU get paid and your customers gets their problems solved.  Everybody’s happy.  But is that the only reward you get?  Or do you also get at least a little public recognition for every great job you and your staff do?

Without online reviews, it’s harder for people to  pick you over your competitors.  Plus without reviews you’re far less likely to outrank your competitors in Google.

The bottom line is you need to ask each and every happy customer for a online review.  But how?

14 Ways To Get Online Reviews

(Click Here To Our Get Google Reviews Cheat Sheets Templates)

  • Organic method—making sure your business is listed on as many third-party sites as possible, so that customers can find you if they feel like writing reviews spontaneously. 
  • Phone call—kinda old-fashioned, but highly effective.
  • Link to clickable images on your site—something that customers who return to your site can click on to write you reviews.
  • Single-page handouts—a sheet of instructions you can simply hand to customers, which walks them through how to post a review.Plumbing Google reviews
  • Personal email—a simple email with a polite request and a link.  But for Pete’s sake, personalize it: none of that “Dear Valued Customer” garbage.  You can also do this with your email signature.
  • Autoresponder email—if you have your customers on an email list, you can have an email request that goes out automatically.
  • QR code on a postcard—hand or send your customers a little postcard that asks them to review you by scanning a QR code with their smartphones.  The QR code would link to your Google Places page
  • Snail-mail request/instructions—people generally pay more attention to snail-mail, especially if it’s personalized and from a business they know and like.  This method is more work, but you’ll probably work with your big projects or happiest customers. 
  • Video—a short walk-through, for patients who you think would just rather watch a quick video than follow other types of easy instructions.
  • Social Media Sites —in particular, Facebook.  What is nice about Facebook, the review is shared with all of their friends. 
  • QR code as a sticker or decal—the sticker or decal could go anywhere in on business card or marketing materials, and customers could scan it with their smartphones. This scan will link to your reviews page.
  • Hire a company — Customer Lobby is a cool company that will get your reviews. 
  • Part of a little gift that you send customers.  Like a magnet business card free pad of paper with your logo and phone number on it, plus a request to leave you a quick review. 
  • Asking your reviewers to write through a variety of other sites.  In other words, if you know for a fact a given customer wrote you a Yelp review, ask that person to write you a Google or InsiderPages review, too.  There are no rules against it. 
  • Use an amazing phone app called NearbyNow. This the best local, mobile, social app for plumbing companies. 

Click Here To Download Our Get Google Reviews (Cheat Sheet Template)

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