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How to Get Your Company 5-Star Reviews on Google

 As a business owner, you know that customer reviews are important to help build authority and trust that converts searchers. But they can help you rank higher on search engine results pages (SERPs) as well.

With that in mind, how often have you used reviews in your decision-making process? What is a customer review worth to a brand? 

Getting more 5-star reviews on Google can help your business stand out and attract more customers. So let’s help you get more Google reviews…

Why do you need Google 5-star reviews?

There are multiple benefits to not only your brand but to your SEO efforts that come from receiving high-quality reviews for a few reasons: 

Creates fresh content: Like most algorithms, Google thrives on fresh content. And new content results signal to Google that you are an active business. As a result, it promotes better rankings.

Increased visibility: When you have more positive reviews, your business is more likely to appear in the top results for relevant search queries on Google. Increased visibility means more potential customers will likely see your business and consider using your products or services.

Build trust and credibility: Positive customer reviews can help build your business’s trust and credibility. When potential customers see that others have had positive experiences with your business, they are more likely to trust your brand and feel confident in their decision to use your products or services.

Feedback for improvement: Reviews, both positive and negative, can provide valuable feedback for your business. You can use this feedback to improve your products, services, or customer experience, leading to more positive reviews and increased business success.

Where Should You Capture Reviews as a Small Business Owner? 

The options today seem endless to capture reviews from your customers. Google Business, Yahoo, Facebook, Yelp, Amazon, Yellow Pages, Better Business Bureau, and LinkedIn are just some online review platforms available today. Remember there are also industry niche review sites such as Angie’s List, Open Table, TripAdvisor, and more based on your industry of expertise. Don’t forget there are many ratings and review management platforms, such as Trustpilot, Podium, Birdeye, and more. 

Do you burn out collecting reviews on every platform or choose a few that best align with your business strategy? We suggest that you start with your Google Business Profile as your main driver for collecting reviews. Why? It’s free and easy to use for you and your customers.

How do I get Google 5-star reviews quickly?

Ask your customers: The easiest way to get more reviews is to ask your customers to leave a review on Google. You can do this in person, through email, social media, or other communication channels.

Make it easy for customers to leave a review: Provide a direct link to your Google business page or create a QR code that takes customers directly to the review page. That direct link or QR code makes it easier for them to leave a review and increases the likelihood of doing so.

Provide excellent service: The best way to get a five-star rating is to provide excellent customer service. If your customers are happy with your service, they will likely leave a positive review.

Respond to reviews: Positive and negative reviews show that you care about your customers’ experiences and can help build trust with potential customers.

Incentivize reviews: Consider offering a small discount or another incentive to customers who leave a review on Google. Be careful not to violate Google’s guidelines or encourage fake or biased reviews.

Remember, the most important thing is to provide excellent service to your customers. If you do that, positive reviews will come naturally.

Now What

 If you learned something about receiving five-star reviews, be sure to leave a review. See what we did there? 

Putting the words into action is needed to get a 5-star review. Ask for the review. Give it a deadline to encourage your customers. Follow up on your asks. Lastly, offer an incentive that aligns with your business. 

This a little reminder you cannot force people to do it, but you can make them think about it with a list of ideas in this blog and any others you produce. In closing, after you’ve received a review, be sure to respond to the review and share it on social media. 

 Thanks for reading, and we hope you get the five stars your business deserves!

Hey there I'm kayla dammann of KMD Marketing.

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