Are Online Reviews Necessary?

Are Online Reviews Necessary?

REALLY????

Are They? 
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!

See the related Videos below for more information on the POWER of Online Reviews and Referrals in your business. PLUS, see other articles and Videos here to see how you can create your own Videos, or have us do them for you.

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.

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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.

Need more details? Let me explain and answer any questions you have. Call me so we can chat, or send me an email and I’ll get some details out to you.

Disclaimer: Yes, we are an affiliate with this company. Somehow we need to put food on the table. Most important, however, is that these folks provide an excellent product with even better service. We hope you understand!

You can reach me, Joe, at: 252-563-8688, Please . . . if I’m not available  (on the phone a lot) leave me a message after about 6 rings . . . sorry about that but if you hang on and leave a message I’d really appreciate that.

Or, Email me at: Info@123TheBig3.com

But even better! Since this is FREE, and it has zero obligations, let’s get you started now – FREE!

To get started right away simply click on the above button, or click here to enroll!  Then,  simply fill out the details and we will get you set-up within 48 hours. FREE for 30 days. See how many Reviews  we can help you secure in 30 days then cancel and they are all yours.

COST after the FREE Trial?     You may continue your service at a discounted price of only $97 per month. Price will not change for as long as you keep your account.

Yes, take a look, it’s on us, FREE, for 30 days. No obligation!
There is no contract, you can cancel at any time, no questions asked.

We look forward to talking with you. In the meantime, if I may ask . . . do us a favor . . . leave a comment below, “Like” our Videos. Your engagement is helpful and encouraging.

Hopefully you agree that online reviews are necessary.  If you do not already have a “REVIEWS” strategy give us a call. We can help you build solid reviews on any review platform.

Thank YOU !

Hope to talk with you soon. Bye for now

Joe
Info@123TheBig3.com

P.S We will only make the above FREE offer service available to ONE company in a discipline in a given location. So . . . you may want to get on-board before your competitor does!

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Online  4 and-5 Star Reviews will increase your traffic and therefore your revenue. Review the brief videos here and let us know your thoughts.

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Resources used:
The statistics used came from:
Review Trackers, and
Broadly.com

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15 Traffic Building Video Tips and Tricks, An Introduction

An Introduction to 15 Traffic Building Video Tips and Tricks  –  Chapter 1  –

The Statistics For Local Business to Include Video are Out of Sight!

As a business owner if you are not using Video you are leaving a lot of dollars on the table. NO – better put – your competitors are taking them out of your pocket. YES! That is a better way of stating the truth of this matter.

If you are a local business the evidence for using Video in your marketing is, at the very least, compelling if not overwhelming. The evidence proves that Video marketing should take a front row seat when it comes to both your marketing focus, your marketing budget and your time!

Reports tell us that 90% of online shoppers find Video helpful when making buying decisions. Retailers back this up by reporting that products with video sell more than those without a video. You Must be using Video!

Question:

Is online Video right for you, for your business?
Absolutely! And here’s why.

Nearly 85% of every adult in the US has access to the internet. For those under 50 that number is closer to 95%. With stats like these – How many of them need your business, your product and/or your services?

So . . . HOW?

How do we get started? That is a typical concern or question.
Of course you can do it yourself. With the software now available you can create your own Videos. That, of course, assumes you have the desire and the time to do so. See below for how to get started today!

No desire? No time?

Then your option is to hire it out. Below we provide recommendation for both options. We will recommend software allowing you to create your own Videos. We will also recommend sources who will do Videos for you.

The thing is you do need Video as an intricate part of your overall marketing strategy. If, that is . . . if you want your business to grow or you are in need or want more revenue . . . then . . . you need Video to be a primary marketing tool. Why? Because Video is now the most sought after means of making buying decisions. More people are interested in seeing a Video than they are in any other means of learning about you, your products and/or the service you offer.

Therefore, let’s move on with the 15 Traffic Building Video Tips and Tricks you need to get the Video job done. These apply whether you’re hiring this job to be done for you or if you do it yourself.

If you are hiring Videos to be built for you make sure you are hiring someone who puts each of these 15 traffic building Video Tips and Tricks recommendations into the building of your Videos.

If you are doing Video creation yourself be sure to follow each of these 15 steps as it is the very best process in creating Videos that secure the most traffic and the best ranking possible.

5 Benefits for doing Video right include:

1. The Visitor time invested on your sight increases. Research says Audience Retention increases from 64% to 85% when viewing a Video. A lot of sales can happen with that increased time on your site.

2. Marketers back that up with 71% saying they get higher conversions when using video than they get from any other marketing platform.

3. Visitors view more pages thereby increasing your brand awareness.

4. Conversions are increased which means more sales when Video is present.

5. Because your Videos are more successful in engaging your viewers the YouTube ranking of your Videos will increase = more traffic and more satisfied customers, patients or clients. And . . . greater ROI.

One more statistic, for the road to success:

Digital Context Next stats: 80% will recall watching a video 30 days after they’ve seen it and 46% of those folk will take action. Action taken may be to request more information, visit the website or your company or make a purchase.

Question:

How many dollars are you missing because you are not using Video? Or how much revenue are you losing because you are using Video but not doing it properly?

What do you think is the best way to use Video?

Let us know and we may use your thoughts and comments in our next revision. If we use your ideas we’ll send you a copy of our next revision.

One last thought . . . if I may . . . Have you given any thought to building your own videos? If so . . . please . . . have a look at the software we love and use. We have arranged for you to have a Free look. See how easy, yet comprehensive, this software is. Click here for your 7 day Free look.  Anything you create on this site is yours to keep whether you buy or not . . . so learn . . . enjoy, and see if this might be a fit for you and your business.

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P.S. See below for the First Four Tips of our Tutorial:  15 Traffic Building Video Tips and Tricks . These First 4 tips are not to be missed. This is a dynamic Trio+1 of helps that make your visitors, in their first 5 seconds, decide in your favor. They open and watch your Videos. And it’s free, what can you lose but a few minutes invested for good, valuable information!

Keyword Recommended Resources:

The Keyword tool we use most often is this Keyword Tool. Last I checked they still had a Free version but the paid edition is outstanding. When I bought it this was a one-time lifetime fee.

Google Adwords, Keyword Planner is also good and it is Free. You do need a Google Adwords account but it to is Free, until you place an Ad but you are not required to do so at this point in time.

There are any number of Keyword tools. However, I find that most do require a monthly fee which i am about up to here with. That’s why I recommended the two above. The first one, if a fee, is one time and good for life. The Google Keyword Planner is not as good as it once was . . . but it is still free last I checked.

Related Articles:

This Blog post is about the Importance of the Title, chapter 2 – Tip 1 of 15

Great First Impressions #1 of 15 Traffic Building Video Tips and Tricks

Your Video Descriptions are also important for your Videos First Impressions, chapter 3 – Tip 2 of 15

5 Key Guidelines for your Video Descriptions

Tags or Keywords must be chosen carefully to match the other 3 parts of this 4 part Quad.

All of which are essential to gaining that good first Impression and the first steps in building traffic.

Chapter 4, Tip 3 of 15 

Tag Your Videos Properly or They will not be Found

 

This account of Thumbnails is chapter 5, Tip 4 of 15

6 Tips to (POP) Video Thumbnails (2018) #4 of 15 Traffic Building Video Tips and Tricks

Related Videos:

For a brief Video on How-To write the best Video content click here.

 

Research Resources:

Noble Samurai:

Click here for a FREE copy of the Best SEO-Video Building Cheat-Sheet

Video Brewery:

http://www.videobrewery.com/blog/is-video-marketing-working-know-for-sure/

comScore:

https://www.comscore.com/Insights/Videos

Digital Content Next

https://digitalcontentnext.org/research/

Small Business Trends:

https://smallbiztrends.com/2016/10/video-marketing-statistics.html

Forbes Insight:                                                                  

www.forbes.com/video<