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The Importance Of Google Reviews

Quick tip for Local SEO

Check out this screen shot.  Let’s say your looking to get a free estimate to finish your basement. You search basement finishing company. Who would you click on?

5-27-15basement finishing company   Google SearchI’ll bet your eyes were drawn to the two companies that have those 5 stars and a numerical rating.  When you complete this search the screen is larger and the reviews are even more prominent.

Do your client or business a favor.  Ask your customers to leave  a Google review. It not only helps click through s, but it can also help your rankings.

More reviews, more clicks for people searching for your service.  There are correct ways to ask,  and it’s important to follow the Google review guidelines. If you aren’t familiar with those here is a link to the Google review guidelines.




Sort By Star Rankings on Google Maps. Another Reason To Encourage Legitimate Google Reviews.

Need another reason to encourage your customers to leave a review on Google for your company?

Searchers can now sort the Google Map results by the number of stars your average reviewers give.  See below for a screen view. I sorted Dentists (just using the term Dentist) by 4 star reviews only.

Dentists 80026   Google Maps

See the 4.0 sort on the top left?  Go get those reviews folks, but be aware there is a right way to do it.  More on that when I have the time.


Mike Bayes


Do Not Fake Google Reviews

I just got this email:

comments = Google is now using business reviews to
business ranking. People are trashing companies with
reviews, Complaint sites and Blogs.

We can help you defend your company by posting positive
 Reviews, Blogs and creating Websites to take over
Search Results and control what people see about your company.


   for Review Posting Service
  for Reviews and Reputation Service

How does posting positive reviews help in your businesses
 Google ranking?

1. Positive reviews increase your business rank by
linking important and relevant websites to your website.
2. A constant stream of positive reviews improves your
online reputation.
3. Positive reviews drive traffic to your business.
4. Positive reviews restore a tarnished reputation
pushing down negative reviews and links.
5. Helps protect against competitors or anyone else
from attempting to run your ranking.

This service makes no sense. When you are on their web
site it seems to imply they are going to write fake
reviews for you. People can spot these from miles
away, and by posting fake reviews you muck up the entire
trust people may have in on line reviews.

The best system for on line reviews (and they are important)
is to let your real customers post them. Just send them
an email requesting that they go to your Google Places or
any other on line review site, and tell the world how you
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