REVIEW MARKETING PLATFORM
INCREASE THE QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF REVIEWS YOU GET ON GOOGLE
WHAT IS REVIEW MARKETING
Review marketing is a strategic way to get more and better quality reviews on your Google My Business page to give you a better star rating, improve your online appearance, and boost local SEO.
WHY REVIEW MARKETING IS IMPORTANT
The quality and quantity of reviews on Google is one of the most important ranking factors for local SEO. And, when a person scans the search results for a local product or service in Google, the business listings that include customer reviews present greater credibility and, naturally, receive more clicks. If your search result listing shows a 4.5-star rating with 18 reviews (and your competitor listings show less), that’s strong social proof that your product or service is trustworthy. If you’re a customer and you came across the following business online, which companies would you trust more and likely call (left or right)?
Another fact to be conscious of is that, in today’s day and age, your clients will review your products or services whether you want it or not. Even if reviews are not posted to your site, there are numerous websites such as Yelp, Trip Advisor, and social media sites where reviews will appear. To maximize the effect of your reviews, and to maintain as much control over them as you can, prompting your customers to leave reviews about your company on your Google+ Local page should be your first priority.
Why customer reviews are important on Google:
- A 2014 study found that 88% of consumers now trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations and its only increasing.
- You can use your customer testimonials in marketing your business
- Improves visibility of your business on Google by helping your Local SEO
HOW OUR PLATFORM WORKS
One hesitation businesses have in soliciting online reviews is the fear of receiving a bad review. Our platform helps filter out less desirable reviews from showing on Google by sending review requests to your customers on completion of the job. Upon completion of the job you will:
- Get the customers email if you do not already have it and send it to us.
- Let them know you are sending them an email request to rate your work and review their experience.
- We will send your customer an email (which will look as follows) for them to rate their experience.
- When they click “Rate & Review Biondo Cement” they will be brought to the following page.
- If the customer rates you 1-4, they will be sent to a review page for your business on trustcontractors.com where we can manage and respond to the reviews.
- If the customer rates you 5, they will be redirected to your GMB (“Google My Business” as shown below) to leave a star rating and review.
It’s that simple!
Not all customers check their emails and bad reviews can slip through the cracks. If this happens it is crucial to reply. Actively replying to bad reviews and looking to resolve a situation illustrates to your new potential customers that you care about your clients. A study actually found that showing an effort to resolve bad reviews can increase conversion by 67%.
Regardless, our game plan is to filter out as many bad reviews as possible and flood your reviews with 5 star ratings so any bad reviews that happen to appear will have little to no effect to your overall rating.
BIONDO CEMENTS 2018 REVIEW MARKETING RESULTS
Biondo Cement is a decorative concrete company run by John Biondo in Southeast Michigan. John Biondo understands the importance of his online presence and how it can affect future business. He contacted us in December of 2016 looking for a solution to improve his star rating and generate more reviews on Google (at the time having 3.6 stars and 65 reviews over 5 years of gathering reviews). We set him up on our platform for his 2018 season and man did it work!
Biondo Cement is a medium sized company consisting of about 25 employees and 2 crews completing around 200 projects each season (99% of their projects being residential patios, driveways, etc). His results with review marketing for 2018 were as follows:
- Received 60 new 5-star reviews on GMB
- Only had 3 less than 5-star reviews make it past our Review Marketing Platform
- Brought their 3.6-star rating in (2017) to a 4.5-star rating in their 2018 concrete season
- Had a 57% conversion rate when sending review requests to customers. We were able to get reviews from 60 of 104 requests sent.
Biondo Cement has confirmed they will continue to use our review marketing platform for 2019 and for many years to come.
“Anthony over delivered on what we discussed at the beginning of the year. I couldn’t be more pleased with the amount of new 5-star ratings we received just this year. Seeing our 4.5-star rating on Google is an awesome feeling! Trust Contractors didn’t only make it easy to get tons of new 5-star reviews, but also had our phones ringing off the hook! They were able to double the amount of reviews we’ve been working hard to gather for the past 5 years or so. I’m going to continue to use Anthony for review marketing next year and strongly recommend if you’re a business, hire him! You will not be disappointed.”
Manage and increase reviews you receive on Google.
Trust Contractors is a web development service based out of Shelby Township, Michigan. Determined to put our experience to good use, it is our mission to craft immersive, fully functional websites for companies looking to establish an online presence for the benefit of growing their business.
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