There is no secret that the search engine king Google is pretty much the only place people go to find things online. So I think it’s safe to say is Google has ranked your website number 1 you will most definitely attract more inquiries than if you were ranked in 100th place.
But note Google is not going to just hand you 1st place on a plate, you will need to work on it and keep working and improving certain elements to appease Googles algorithm. As a business owner or a member of staff who is responsible for your website, you can work on several aspects of your online presence to reach improved search results. If your business is classed as a local business (it has a shop front, home-based or service) one of the very best ways of rocketing up the Google rankings is to encourage your clients to leave a Google review.
Have you ever seen these stars below a business listing in Google when looking up a local business?
The stars come from the Google ratings and reviews left by customers, leaving a review on your business not only helps potential customers learn about your business and services but also lets Google know that your business is alive and well. Google most definitely rewards businesses with better search ranking providing that your Google listing is 100% complete and you have reviews.
Do not think though just by having more reviews that your competition means that you are guaranteed your website will be ranked above them. Google knows your location even if viewing from your desktop computer and may well list business located closer to you rather than based on your Google reviews and rating. Having said that even if your listing is not positioned at the top it will stand out if you have reviews and ratings from those businesses that don’t have reviews or ratings, remember people are influenced by reviews.
So how do you master the Google Review and encourage your clients and customers to leave a Google Review?
So let us start at the beginning:
Number one. You will need to claim your business listing in Google, Google may well already have your business listed since it scans several online databases and directories for up to date information. You can check to see if what information Google has by clicking this link https://www.google.com/business/placesforbusiness/
Number two. You will now need to optimize your Google business listing, Google really likes it when your business listing is as completed as possible. You can ensure your Google business listing is by uploading as many images as you have, make sure your business hours are displayed, your business websites URL is listed and you detail what your products or services are.
Number 3. You will need to make sure that you Verify your Google Business listing, Google will send you a postcard through the post with a verification code. This code will need to be entered into your Google Business listing and hey presto your Google Business listing verified.
Number 4. Now go out and get your business reviews, ask your customers, get your staff to always ask your clients for a Google Business review. Maybe think about offering a price reduction for those customers who leave Google Business reviews for you.
So having now shared with you what you should be doing in regards to why and how Google Business reviews can help, please would you leave Acmemedia a Google Business review.