Get Google Reviews!
Google reviews are important for local SEO and a major contributor to attracting new business.
They're no different than shopping on Amazon. Before you even click on a product, you look at the star rating, and if the product doesn’t have at least 4-5 stars, then you don't click on the product. It’s not worth your time if it isn’t a good product. You also look at the number next to the stars. You like to know how many people reviewed the product. Why? Because if only one person rated it five stars, then you don’t really know if the product is truly great. One person isn’t enough to convince you. You need at least 3-5 people to confirm it’s either good or bad. The same is true for Google reviews.
So if you’re wondering, “How do I get more Google reviews? Where do I even start?”. Then there are three simple things to do:
1. Ask for a Google review:
You can’t get around asking your customers to review you. It’s that simple and that hard. You must ask someone to leave a review if you’re going to get a review.
2. Show how to leave a review:
Show your customer how to leave a review. Some will know how to do it, no problem. Others will have no idea how to leave a review on Google. Show them how!
3. Remind them to review you:
When you ask someone to leave a review, remember that they may be very busy. Just follow up with them within two weeks and remind them. Trust me, it won’t annoy them. We all need a nudge from time-to-time.