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Google reviews can be tough to get for your local business, but luckily, Google has a free link that they provide within your account that will allow you to request those reviews much faster and much easier. We’re going to talk about the easiest and fastest ways to get these reviews and I’m also going to provide an awesome template that’s going to be free. It’s something that I use for my business. You get lots of reviews, you can implement it, change it for your business. I’m going to be sharing that in just a couple minutes.
Now online reviews are known as the new word of mouth advertising. Now we all know that referral business is the cheapest and easiest way to grow your business, and you also get high quality clients that don’t complain about price as much. We all hate those clients that complain about everything, right? But did you know that Google reviews are also a major ranking factor when it comes to getting to the top and getting more exposure for your business? So there’s so many reasons you want to get reviews, you want to get more reviews than your competition.
So let’s jump over to Google and search for my business, Big West Marketing. Now, I am logged into my Gmail account the one that I use to open up my Google business profile, formerly known as Google My Business. You can see here my little face, that’s the face I use with my Gmail, so I know I’m logged in. If you’re logged in and you find your business on Google, you can scroll down and you’re going to see these boxes right here. If you’re not logged in, you will not see this, so this is very important. But you’ll see this little box here that says get more reviews. Go ahead and click on that and what you’re going to do is click this little icon right here and that’s going to copy this link. This link is going to take people directly to the place where they can leave a review, whether it’s on their phone, their tablet, or their computer.
Let’s check it out right now. This is what they will see. They’ll be able to leave the stars here and they’ll be able to leave a review right there. I’m not going to leave a review for my own business because Google doesn’t like that. Now the big question is where do we share this link and how do we make sure we get the most reviews in the easiest, fastest way possible? Now, the best way is either by text or by email, but don’t just send the link. Don’t just send the link and hope that you get a review. You actually want to have some specific things you say to prompt people to give you a review. Not just any review, but a high quality review that others will read and that Google will pay attention to when it comes to ranking your business on the Google Business profile or the maps section.
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So let’s pull up this template that I’ve been using for years to get reviews for my business. Now, this is just a simple template that you can use for either emailing or for text. I’m going to give you access to this for free. I’ll give you the link in just a minute, but let’s talk about the components here and what you can change to make it fit your business. So very simple. Hi and then use their name. Thank you for choosing and then your business name. I wonder if you’d be willing to leave a quick online review for whatever it is that they purchased. It could really help us to improve our business and help others choose a local business that fits their needs.
This right here is a little prompt that gives a reason of why it’s important that you leave Google reviews. You also tell them that it’s only going to take a minute because a lot of people will not do this because they’re like, “I just don’t want to take the time.” Even if they loved your product or service, they may just not want to take the time to do it. But if you tell them up front it’ll only take a minute, then you’re good to go.
Next, you want to have this little note in here. This is important because they have to be logged in to their Gmail account in order to leave that review. So if they come to a screen that says log in, they may get confused. So to avoid that confusion, make sure you put this note in here. Now, Google likes to see details when it comes to leaving a Google review. So what you want to do is kind of give them some ideas on what to talk about. Talk about the quality, talk about customer service, talk about turnaround time, price, et cetera. This will help them give a more detailed review and it will help your business grow. Then of course, thank them and then put your name and your business name. That’s it. Very simple. All you need to do to get this… All you need to do to download this free template that you can use for either email or text is to go to Bigwestacademy.com/GMB reviews.
One more thing is I don’t want you to get discouraged if you’re sending a bunch of these out and people just aren’t responding. Even if you have the best product or service, only one out of three to one out of four people are actually going to leave the review. That’s just the name of the game that’s at work. So the more you send out, the more you’re going to get. It’s a numbers game.
Now, it can also help to send a couple follow up emails or texts if you’re not getting a review from the first email or text. All you need to do is change the template up a little bit, resend it and it’ll increase your chances, increase the number of people that actually leave that review. Now, there are software programs out there that you can purchase that’ll automate some of this and sometimes it’s incorporated into your CRM. What I’m going to do is leave some affiliate links down in the description below so you can click on those. Check out the ones that I recommend that I think give you the best value for your money. But like I said, you can do this all for free.
Now, if you like the information I gave you here, I also have something else for you for free. It’s the Google My Business Cheat Sheet or the Google Business Profile Cheat Sheet that says everything I use for my clients, for my own business when it comes to ranking up on Google My Business, or the Google Business Profile, or the Maps, whatever you want to call it. Download this for free by going down to the description or just going to Bigwestacademy.com/GMBcheatsheet. Once again, my name is Joe