Within the last few years, there has been an amazing number of changes that have been implemented into the Google way of life, especially when it comes to Google’s social media platform, Google+. As Google+ is currently on the rise (because Google pushes it on you EVERYWHERE), there are a large number of business incentives to have a great page ready and linked. One of this change is Google Business Review Page
You now have access to Google Local Page (a review system for your customers) and now your Google+ account will drastically affect this section. Garnering top reviews from your previous clients is a great way to nab some free exposure, publicity, and reputation but before we delve into that, here’s what you need to know about Google so far.
Google My Business
Google My Business is a relatively new kid on the block which stores all of your dashboard information regarding your page or business. You use Google My Business to link your Adwords and all your listings together.
Hop on to google.com/business and set up your business location
As the world turns more and more towards their smartphones as points of access, Google is keeping up with the times. Once you are all finished, Google will continue to manage it through the Google My Business app located either on your desktop/PC/laptop etc. or your smartphone.
Once your page is organized and operational, you will need to have access and learn how to manage the page consistently. Logging into your account via any device that allows will take you to any page within your clearance.
Click Google My Business to see a summary of all your page activity and views from users.
You will be able to find a number of your customer reviews in this area. Simply click on the review itself to enable an option to reply to your customers.
With all of this, it’s clear now how Google+ is the stream that lures your clients in, and Google My Business is the tool used to organize and manage. It is the PLACE to be in regards to your online business.
Getting More Reviews
This is the part where we wanted to reach. You’ve learned a bit more about Google’s updates and now you’re ready to start scoring some extra reviews and build your reputation. To take the most advantage of this, simply download and start using a free online tool called Google Review Link Generator. Generate links using this tool that will enable your customers and other users straight to your review page, and asks them to leave leave a review for your business. All they need to do is click a few buttons and voila! They are in! Read on for more information on how to set this up:
STEP 1 – Click here and enter all the information required for your Google listing.
STEP 2 – Make sure that you are at the right page.
STEP 3 – For any PC, desktop, or laptop owners, remember to choose option number two for Google search. It is here that the best area for reviews lies and you will be able to maximize your interests.
That’s it! Nothing more to it than this. Try to jazz it up and add some email signatures, footers, posts on your social media accounts, and any requests in your emails for clients to leave reviews. While smartphones are a little bit trickier, it can still direct customers to the review area, leaving them to (at least) be in the right area. Try asking any of your previous or current customers for reviews in your subscribed newsletters?
Start Getting Out There!
Companies and businesses that have been in the internet marketing field for quite some time will all tell you the major benefits to having customers and clients leave reviews about your business or your products.
Reviews are like internet currency, showing off to the world how good (or bad) you are. To add to this, having great reviews also assists your business being listed higher on Google+ and in their search results.
Whichever avenue you decide to use, just always be sure to remember that Google Reviews really is a major part to building up your heavily Google-ised internet reputation. Use them to help you succeed!