These reviews are certainly important and form the basis for another potentially viable point of differentiation between your business and key segment rivals so complimentary review will be well received.
What Sites Are Most Important For Your BusinessDifferent review sites are popular within different markets. It is therefore important to research the most popular to uncover what type of reviews are most commonly submitted to that site as a function of the community that use it and therefore the markets that are most directly influenced by it.
For example Urban Spoon is widely used to source quality restaurants, cafes and eateries of any description, Trip Advisor is a leading website to source the best value in travel and accommodation packages and Angie's List which specialises in service reviews.
Highly Rated Review Websites
There are literally dozens of specialist review sites out there that review products, services or any other conceivable market offering. This is further heightened by the fact that virtually any site can be used to capture and promote consumer reviews. Understanding this it is imperative to stress that the number one priority for any business is to provide an unfailing level of customer service and quality delivery that will be the undermining motivation for people to review you regardless of the site. So first thing's first. Get it done right every time. Then you can selectively target sites you feel are most closely aligned. Some of the better know ones include but are not limited to:
Formulate A Review Strategy for Your Business Or BrandOn confirming which particular review sites you want to focus on the next logical step is to formalise a consistent and scalable strategy that can be adopted to harness and leverage the goodwill by creating an account on these sites for your business and filling in a comprehensive profile on the business.
It is vital that any business wanting to build a stock pile of glowing reviews needs to make it almost effortless for their clients to go to these sites and generate the favorable reviews. Tactically this could mean some simple actionable points such as:
1. Put two key site URLs on the back of your business card or a separate 'appreciation' card
2. Provide the inbound link you want people to click on to land on your preferred landing page
3. Lay out some brief steps on how do a review
4. Institutionalise the process of consistently asking satisfied customers for reviews
Despite being largely undervalued and underperformed by many businesses, review sites can be highly impactful to raise awareness and create selective demand for your business.
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