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What Does Google Really Think Of Your Reviews?

We already know Google Reviews play an important role for both you and your business, but let's review the facts!


Facts

  1. Keeping your reviews current is crucial for keeping your product and services relevant to potential consumers.

     

  2. 92% of consumers look online for google reviews BEFORE visiting a local shop.

     

  3. 84% of people trust google reviews just as much as personal recommendation from a close friend or relative.

     

  4. 80% of consumers will click call or visit a business after reading current positive reviews

 

So, there you have it. Google Reviews are clearly a lifeline for you, and should definitely be a top priority, but what does Google itself think of your reviews, and just how much impact does it really have in relation to your reputation with Google search engines?

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Let's explore that!

When was the last time you googled your business to see where it comes up? If you haven't recently, we strongly suggest you do!

Pro Tip: Do this from a device you never use because the Google puts Einstein to shame, and knows you want to see your own business. We want to see what everyday people see!

Did your business show up on the top of the list? How about the first page?

If it didn't, you're probably feeling a little down at the moment. Getting to the top isn't always easy, but go ahead and let the moment pass, because we are about to give you some information to help rise you to the top!


GOOGLE NEEDS GOOGLE REVIEWS JUST AS MUCH AS YOU!

"Google review count and score are factored into local search ranking"- Google

Google wants to be the best search engine the world has to offer, and they aren't about to let Bing get in the way...you remember them, right?

In order to stay on top, Google needs to be constantly providing consumers with the best location that match their search description. After all, you would never trust Google again if they sent you to the worst Chinese Restaurant in town that time your in-laws came to town and you scrambled to find the best local take out!

Like your consumers, Google trusts the people of the internet to let them know who should rank supreme. This method isn't always full proof, and you will always have some unjust negative reviews out their bumping your score down. That is why a steady stream of great Google Reviews are the most valuable tool for your business!

While Google Reviews are probably the best way to climb your way up the web latter, there are a few other tools you can use so that Google will notice you.

  • Update your website regularly
  • Verify your business with Google Business Pages
  • Provide new content through blog articles, and
  • Remember to use your keywords!
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Google makes it even easier to find out what your customers are looking for by tracking how often your business is being found via related search phrases or direct business lookup!

Want to learn more about handling a negative google review and turning it into a positive? Click here to read more!

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Contact Review Me Now today to speak to a professional Online Reputation Specialist!

 

 

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We asked Randy what makes his company shine, and his response was, “Good Prices, Good Workmanship and a Good Experience every time.”

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Just How Relevant Are Your Online Reviews?

You made it!

If you have stumbled around the web and found yourself here, then we already know how passionate you are about your business; You value quality and customer satisfaction, and you take your clients' reviews to heart. Well, guess what? So do all your future potential clients!

Let me explain. It's been a long-standing fact that word of mouth is your biggest and best advertising investment, right? Well, that still rings true today, but look around. Hear anyone talking? Maybe not, but you can certainly see them! In today's digital age, everyone is making their voice heard...online!

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Did you know a whopping 92% of people read online reviews before visiting a business? In fact, 84% of people trust online reviews just as much as a personal recommendation! That's a whole lot of trust! More importantly, it seems that google reviews reign supreme when it comes to not only trust, but online visibility!

You may be thinking to yourself, No, problem! I rank 5 stars on google reviews already, so what's the real issue here?

Consistency! The key to keeping your business trending and popular is to always have current reviews. Just how important is it? So important that 73% of your customers think a review older than 2 months is no longer relevant. That means that Joe's raving old review from 3 months ago is making zero impact on almost 75% of your potential business!

Don't believe us? Let's think about it!

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Picture this. You're downtown on your lunch hour, and you decide you want to try something new. You instantly take out your phone and head to google. You search great local restaurants downtown. A few pop up, but right away you start examining the google reviews to find only 2 have a 5 star rating. You click on each one to examine them more. The first, shows a great review from 3 months ago: “The sandwich I ordered today was so perfect, I just had to come a leave them 5 stars! The staff was friendly, and we can't wait to be back. I HIGHLY recommend!” (5 stars)

The second restaurant, has a similar good review, but it was just posted yesterday! “I just had the most amazing lunch! Service was quick and the staff was friendly. I have definitely found my go to place!” (5 stars)

Time is running out, and you have to pick a spot fast, or you risk losing out on lunch. Let's be honest? Even though the reviews are similar, you are probably picking what's behind door # 2. Are we right?

Let's explore why that might be. Obviously, you want to be sure you have a good experience. Restaurant #1 sounds great, but why hasn't anyone left a review since? Did it get worse? Is there a new cook? Is it under new management? It could be fine, but you KNOW that people are still having 5 star experiences at restaurant #2! So, why take a chance? Thanks to google reviews, you have made up your mind, and are now sitting in restaurant #2 enjoying a fantastic lunch, and what's more, you're leaving a current 5 star review of your own.

So, be honest, is your business relevant?