Are Online Reviews Necessary?
This is a brief look at 3 Trends, 4 Reasons and 3 Ways, to answer the question, Are Online Reviews Really Necessary? And if so, how to ask for online reviews , , , , or not!
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3 TRENDS? . . . No . . . 5 TRENDS!
Here are 5 consumer trends about online Reviews for 2018:
1. 63.6 percent of consumers tend to check for Online Reviews before visiting a business. Searched more than any other site for online reviews is Google.
Google and Facebook are now in 1st and 2nd place when it comes to online
Reviews. There are a number of other sites that concentrate on reviews but are not experiencing the same growth pattern.
2. 53 percent expect a response for the review they wrote. Of those who leave a review only 63 percent say they ever received a response. Most people are disappointed when they never hear back.
3. 94 percent avoid a business when seeing less than good reviews. 80 percent trust a business with a 4 or more star rating.
4. Reviews are on the increase for Banks and Insurance Agents.
5. Customers tend to not trust a business with less than a 4 star rating. The rating that is trusted most, by 80 percent of consumers, are businesses with a 4 and above star rating.
So . . . what do you think . . . Are Online Reviews Really Necessary?
Seeing that the statistics are reporting that 6 out of 10 consumers are using reviews, what is your response to that question?
I know that if I were a local business, where customers visited my location(s), I would certainly be aggressively active in obtaining solid online reviews.
If the above isn’t convincing enough see what Invespcro recently reported: “90% of consumers read online reviews before visiting a business and 88% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations.” This is too huge to be ignored. Online reviews are a MUST for local businesses. YES, Online Reviews are Necessary, that is if you are on a growth strategy.
4 Reasons to Gather Reviews for Your Business:
1. They can bring more business since 6 of 10 read reviews.
2. 84% Trust reviews as much as a personal recommendation.
3. 74% think reviews are only relevant if posted within 3 months.
4. 78% read reviews, bought and were satisfied.
Put the above stats together with the fact that 7 out of 10 customers will leave a review when asked.
There is no denying the fact that online reviews are necessary for most local businesses. Your reputation is at risk here. Reviews promote, builds and maintains your reputation when done correctly.
If you are not asking for reviews you are probably putting a bunch of dollars in the pockets of your competitors.
Don’t have the time? Or, do not really know how? Read on we’ll make it really EASY!
What is The BEST Way to ask?
Send them an invitation the hard way or the easy way . . . but yes . . . definitely, send them an invitation. The ROI can be exceptional.
Think about it. What is your average gross profit per sale? Or, what is the lifetime value of a customer?
How many sales could you gain if you had the top review ranking in your area for your products and or service?
1st – Hard Way
Would you be inclined to take less than 30 seconds or . . . would you rather take more than 10 minutes to ask for a review?
Would you prefer time-saving personalized automation or . . . needless time-consuming involvement?
One-on–one with your customer is the first, but hard way to ask for reviews.
The biggest problem here is training your people to do this well. One-on-one after the sale tends to be time consuming, inefficient and it is inconsistent. At times a review is requested but at other times it is not done. But when it is done it’s often not handled well.
2nd – Hard Way
Send a series of Emails. First you need to craft the email properly. That takes time and probably some testing. It takes more time to send out and to manage.
What if your customer does not respond to the first email? What if they miss your email?
If you take the time to send out emails then it needs to be a series done via an auto-responder like Awber. Then you need to manage the results.
and . . . #3 . . . The Easy Way!
OK, here it is. Fast and easy! Automation! Yes, but automation with personality!
Automation is both quick, easy and it looks like a personal request from you, from your company. Plus it gets better results, much better!
We have access to software that sends out an invitation upon your entry of their phone number, about 10 seconds of your time. You have the option of making it more personal by also entering their name, and their email . . . if you wish.
The invitation has your logo and name on it. It’s a “Thank You” note for their business. And along with the Thank You there’s an invitation to leave a review, if they are so inclined.
We think this software is so well done, and it has such a good response rate, that we are currently providing it FREE for 30 days.
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