Local business; clinics, law firms, restaurants, hotels, plumbers, electricians, locksmiths, cleaning services, contractor and other local businesses are losing potential customers every day. Their decision to do business with your company is often made without ever engaging with your company directly.
Some customers may even form opinions about your business without ever stepping a foot in your store. This is because online review sites make it easy for potential customers to look up businesses and compare ratings, all without ever leaving their home. This is why it’s important to have good reviews from credible accounts. I will leave you a positive FIVE STAR REVIEW from my personal account which gets over 100,000 views every 90 days (see pics for proof). I’ve written over 166 reviews and have earned over 18 badges. My account is over 2 years old so your reviews will appear 100% credible.
When marketing your business these days, you’re dealing with an educated consumer who does their research on review sites and does not really care what you have to say about your business. They care what others have to say. When friends and family aren’t readily available to ask for recommendations, where else can people turn but the local online community? Welcome to the new word-of-mouth marketing.
Did You Know?
Online Reviews Serve As Social Proof And Authority Which Help Search Engine Users Find More Accurate And Helpful Information
84% Of People Trust Online Reviews As Much As A Personal Recommendation
90% Of Consumers Read Less Than 10 Reviews Before Forming An Opinion About A Business
74% Of Consumers Say That Positive Reviews Make Them Trust A Local Business More
58% Of Consumers Say That The Star Rating Of A Business Is Most Important