We all know that a great testimonial from a customer or client feels good and provides a certain amount of validation that our business is doing the right things. However, many don’t realize just how important it is to consistently ask for reviews from happy clients. Although that may seem like just another little thing to add to your already growing list of things to do, we assure you it is one of the most important things you should be doing on a regular basis. This article will attempt to give you the motivation you need to make this a must on your daily to-do list by outlining the top 3 reasons why getting reviews, and in particular Google reviews, could be the difference between a business that takes off or one that is struggling to be seen.
Asking your customers for reviews on Google is a great strategy for building your local search results and positively managing your reputation online. However, Google has safeguards in place to discourage fraudulent or spammy reviews, and you don’t want to run afoul of their guidelines which can end up costing you. You reviews might be removed from Google, and your “bad reputation” might have a negative impact on your local search rank.
Here are some methods of getting legitimate reviews from your customers without violating Google’s policies: