In fact, nearly 9 out of 10 consumers have read online reviews to determine the quality of a local business, and 48% will visit the company’s website directly after reading positive reviews.
The GoLocalReviews.com App was built from the ground up for small businesses to get reviews on internet properties that matter. Get reviews from your customers via our text messaging interface on places like Google, Yelp, and Facebook.
Studies show that nearly 9 out of 10 consumers have read online reviews to determine the quality of a local business, and 48% will visit the company’s website directly after reading positive reviews. What do your reviews say about your business?
Google loves reviews because users love reviews, and Google’s ultimate mission is to enhance user experience by providing the most helpful search results for every single inquiry. Increase your local SEO using GoLocalReviews.com.
Sending the text or email is easy. Just access the app from any internet-connected device, enter your customer’s cell phone number or email, their name, and press submit.
The review app sends a personalized text/email message thanking the customer for using your business and invites them to click a link to leave a review of your services straight from their smartphone.
Once your customer clicks on the link, the review app will take them through an easy-to-use interface, walking your customer through the review process. Typically this process takes less than 3 minutes from start to end.
The review app lets your customer decide where to leave the review: Google, Facebook, BBB or your website (compatible website required).
The GoLocalReviews.com App will more than pay for itself over and over again. Our customers say they get calls from people all the time mentioning the great reviews they’ve read online. The review app also comes with weekly reporting showing new reviews and gives the ability to easily respond to these reviews.
68% of people say that positive reviews make them trust a local business more.
Having the ability to harness the power of online reviews is good news for local businesses because it’s free advertising.
Most local businesses have an advertising budget set in place to help them reach new customers. In fact, the average marketing budget for small businesses is $400 per month, and 46% of this is spent on digital marketing in the form of Google Adwords, Facebook ads, and the like.5
Outside of their own website presence (which is essential for a business owner) companies don’t need to pay to have an online review presence. This makes sense when you realize that a bounty of positive reviews, while great for the business, exists first and foremost for the consumer’s benefit.
Google loves reviews because users love reviews. While Google probably still ignores reviews in its organic search algorithm, they definitely play a role in three types of search results:
This double whammy of high placement in the results combined with positive reviews has been shown to lead to higher conversion rates compared to all other local SEO practices.8