Hopefully you’re getting Google Reviews for your business. Once you have a Google Review strategy in place, it’s time to take your strategy up a notch.

If you missed our first video on “How To Get MORE Google Reviews”, click here.

Use the following tips to optimize and use your Google reviews to get more customers:

1. Encourage Customers To Leave Photos With Reviews

Very important for visual businesses. If customers can leave a photo with their review, it makes the review more persuasive for potential customers.

Also, it’s great for SEO because people will spend more time on your Google Listing. Which indicates to Google it is a quality Listing.

2. Respond To Every Review

Do this to connect with the customer. And replying allows you to show the personality of your business to the thousands or tens of thousands of potential customers looking at your Google reviews.

Remember, make positive reviews personal to that specific customer!

3. Download The Google My Business App

The App is being updated by Google. Use the App to respond the reviews in a timely manner.

The “My Business” app is available for both Apple and Android.

4. Get Negative Reviews

Research show the most trustworthy review amount is about 4.5 out of 5 stars.

100 reviews that have 5 out of 5 stars looks sketchy to potential customers. It means the business owner is incentivizing or filtering negative reviews.

Similarly, if the business has a review low rating, that makes me think something poor is going on with the business.

You want to have your review rating in the middle!

5. Get Different Types Of Reviews

Encourage customers to mention the type of service or product they purchased with your business.

This will help potential customers relate to the review and build additional trust with them.

Consider handing out cards that give customers direction on how to leave a review for your business.

That wraps up the 5 Tips on how to use Google Reviews to get customers.

Drop a comment below and let us know what strategy you’re going to use to go FURTHER with your Google Reviews.

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